At JEA Senior Living, we work diligently to ensure our staff receives the training necessary to provide compassionate care to our residents. We also work with family members to educate them about their loved one’s journey so they can better understand what they’re going through and have the tools available to provide support.
That’s why we added the program Dementia Live® to our roster of educational tools for both staff and family members. Dementia Live is an innovative program designed by a team of dementia experts from AGE-u-cate Training Institute. It simulates the experience of dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with the disease. It does this by using special gear to help simulate the cognitive impairments and sensory changes that are part of living with dementia. Through this process, participants gain a sense of the obstacles and difficulties those living with dementia face on a daily basis.
This unique and innovative program helps:
- Increase empathy and understanding of what it’s like for people living with cognitive impairment by allowing people to experience many of the symptoms and challenges of dementia.
- Improve family engagement and participation by providing a catalyst for meaningful communication, improving the quality of family visits.
- Boost employee skills and morale by improving relationships with residents/patients; Reduces care-partner stress; Contributes to improved retention rates; Higher employee satisfaction survey scores.
Our team is so thankful to be offering enhanced training and educational opportunities to our team members, families, and our greater communities. To learn more about our staff training programs and how we deliver exceptional resident care, please contact your nearest JEA Senior Living community. We look forward to serving you and your family.