Dementia Care Coordinator

Three Rivers Nurtures The Spirit
Behind every resident lies a spirited passion for something.
At Three Rivers, our caregivers nurture that passion by fostering a trusted relationship through person-centered care. Elder Outreach’s Dementia Care Training and Services Coordinator equips our caregivers at Three Rivers with expert knowledge and training, so they can skillfully get to the heart of the matter.

 

Our Dementia Care Training and Services Coordinator, Sharon Young, has a Bachelor of Science in counseling and psychology, a master’s in practical theology, plus more than 46 years of experience as a nurse (LPN) and director of Alzheimer’s and Psychiatric units. This expert level of experience and training equips our caregivers with the knowledge and tools needed to establish heart to heart connections through personalized care.

OUR PHILOSOPHY IS PERSON-CENTERED CARE

When seniors transition from their home to a community home, the loss of independence and being out of their comfort zone can be tough for some. To make the transition easier, our philosophy encourages choice, purpose, and meaning in residents’ lives – helping them to feel valued. Our passionate caregivers dedicate themselves to building a trusted rapport with residents though encouragement, praise, conversation, and by getting to know each person – their personality, children, careers, likes, and dislikes.

We focus on building upon the strengths and abilities residents have and encourage them to be as independent as possible – from making hot tea to outdoor nature walks or playing with Moose, the community dog. No matter the level of cognition or physical ability, we provide meaningful activities, love, and cognitive stimulation that help our residents be the best version of themselves.

 

With Three Rivers’ person-centered care, residents will experience an improved quality of life filled with purpose and social connections.