Person-centered care, an approach to caring for those with memory loss created by world-renowned dementia expert, Teepa Snow, is a memory care philosophy that focuses on the whole person, not just the medical conditions or ailments that limit them. Unlike traditional approaches to memory care, person-centered care ensures that each individual’s social, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs are met. What kind of difference does this make in the lives of those being care for? The benefits of focusing on a holistic approach to healthcare are numerous.
For over 25 years, Highgate Senior Living has been serving seniors and their families — and changing what people come to expect from memory care. But rather than telling you what we think the benefits of a person-centered approach to care are, we thought our families say it best.
“The attitude of the staff — of all of the people we met. They were like friends already. I watched how they interacted with each other. It was like one big family. Watching how the staff interacted with the residents — sometimes I wasn’t sure who was a staff member and who was a resident. I watched how they treated people and how they talked to the residents. It was different from every other community we toured.”
— Bernadine, wife of Eric, who lives at Highgate at Temecula
Download this eBook to discover a collection of stories from families of loved ones living with dementia and memory loss at Highgate. You’ll learn more reasons why Bernadine, Sofia, Lisa, Cindy, Jacque, and Kim all chose memory care at Highgate Senior Living and hear from some Highgate care partners about what makes our person-centered approach so unique.