Simply put, we do it better than the others! We are small, local and we are paying personal attention to our residents; and we look, feel and smell like home. Here are a few other reasons why DeSano stands out from the rest:
Terri Pendleton, MS, RN, and President of DeSano Place Assisted Living Homes, is a certified trainer in Dementia Capable Care™ from the Crisis Prevention Institute, and she is shown here presenting content to staff at her Jerome, Idaho facility. This content and real-life examples of situations that Terri shares about current and past residents have been shown to drastically reduce severe behavioral outbursts from residents with dementia, and improve her staff's abilities to successfully understand and care for their residents with dementia. Staff learn that ALL behavior is communication, and it is up to staff to discover what the resident is trying to communicate, and respond appropriately.
From February 2017 to December 2018, Terri has trained at least 75 staff members in using the concepts of Dementia Capable Care™ !