LARGO, Fla. (May 22, 2019) – Regal Palms, a premier senior living community managed by The Goodman Group, has received the Gold Level designation as A Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® Credentialed Community from the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Achieving this credential demonstrates that the community has established outstanding efforts to improve the quality of life for memory care residents through the values and principles embodied in the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle approach.
“The Montessori Inspired Lifestyle approach has provided staff with an opportunity to encourage and empower residents in our memory care community to be collaborative, sustain connections, and participate in community decisions,” says Richard Lewis, executive director of Regal Palms. “We are grateful for the opportunity to use this approach as a way to inspire meaningful experiences and relationships between residents and staff, and positively impact their quality of life.”
Regal Palms’ Pearls of Life® memory care offers Montessori Inspired Lifestyle, a positive approach to providing care for adults living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The program allows residents to focus on their individual strengths and engage in meaningful activities to stimulate the mind and improve overall quality of life. Montessori Inspired Lifestyle recognizes the value of each individual and helps residents live dignified, well-rounded lives.
The approach is based on the methods of Maria Montessori, as adapted for adults by Dr. Cameron Camp, founder of the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Dr. Camp is the innovator and founder of the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle approach to dementia care.
For more information on the credentialing process, please visit www.cen4ard.com/residence-credentialing.