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"A Community of Well Being"
The Wealshire of Bloomington strives to provide the best care possible in order to give the person with dementia a sense of well being by living with pride and dignity.
Our goal is to provide a socialized approach to care where residents are provided with opportunities to maintain their highest level of functioning throughout the progressive disease process. Staff is specifically trained in dementia care and will be utilizing the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold (PLST) model in order to help residents achieve their functioning goal and preserve their quality of life.
The PLST model focuses on redefining "stress" for the person with dementia; recognizing dementia causes a lowered stress threshold for these individuals; and managing the stress. We will accomplish this through our staffing structure, programming and environment.
Programming of leisure activities will be provided by activity staff under the direction of an Activity Director along with caregiving staff. Under the PLST model stimulating activities will be alternated with less stimulating activities. Specific rest periods will be scheduled in the morning and afternoon . Examples of leisure activities include: exercises, games, reminiscing, sing-a-longs, church services, movies at the cinema, happy hour and ice cream treats at the Ice Cream Parlor. Individual likes and dislikes of the resident will guide the staff on which activities to encourage resident participation.
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