what sets us apart
A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT APPROACH
We are not caregivers and see our relationship with each client as a partnership. We approach as equals. This partnership fosters a more genuine connection and enables empowerment for the client, a feeling that often dwindles and disappears as we age and with deterioration of health and independence. Think back to a time you felt truly empowered… remember how amazing that felt!
DEMENTIA EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
With dementia specific training and hands-on experience we are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet your loved one where they are at. We have the ability to adapt our communication style to meet the needs of our clients, breakdown a task to its simplest form to support independence, join our clients in whatever reality they are experiencing at any given time and share in it with them, implement a variety of techniques to assess the cause of and help manage challenging behaviours, as well as continual use of listening skills, validation and empathy.
SESSIONS REQUIRE LITTLE TO NO DIRECTION FROM YOU
As we complete a detailed assessment of your loved ones interests, needs and desires, (as well as plan activities together with our clients) sessions require little to no direction from the family caregiver. This leaves you free to take time for yourself, guilt and worry free!
FEEDBACK FOR YOU AND THE HEALTH CARE TEAM
As Therapeutic Recreation Practitioners we are educated how to choose activities appropriately, specific to each individual. We designing activities that meet your loved ones needs and interests and have been trained observe and report any changes in the course of our sessions, such as level of functioning, behaviour, and mood. This will be reported to you along with a snapshot of what activities your loved one is enjoying (along with photos). We are also ready to provide this feedback to members of your loved ones health care team to help ensure they receive the most well-rounded and accurate care possible.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Joie de Vivre Life Enrichment Services Inc. 778- 384 -0060 firstname.lastname@example.org