Mount Pleasant Retirement Village is the Key

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village & Llanfair are the Keys to Memory
 
Mount Pleasant Retirement Village, sister community, Llanfair in Cincinnati, and Senior Independence have trained their nursing staff about dementia care through a four part seminar. They are now taking this educational seminar on the road to area hospital staff.  Mount Pleasant, Llanfair and Senior Independence are owned and operated by Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
 
Ed Stinson, Director of Education for OPRS, has written an educational program titled Memory Makers.  The seminar currently has four parts and Mr. Stinson is writing an additional two.  The first four are; 
 
Overview of Dementia
Intense Workshop of Communication Techniques with Validation and Reality Therapy
Behavioral Intervention
101 Activities to do with Residents/Patients afflicted with Dementia.
 
Ed is currently writing additional parts to include, “Spirituality & Dementia” and “Pain Management & Recognition” Upon completion of the seminar, staff members are awarded with a jeweled key pin.  The pin is designed as a key and reads, “Memory Makers I am the Key”.  Mr. Stinson said, “We are working with the hospital chaplains and partnering with the chaplains from Mount Pleasant and Llanfair to offer a special blessing to staff who complete this seminar.  The Blessing of the Hands is a small ceremony where the chaplains bless the hands of caregivers and nursing staff who serve residents/patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease”.  Stephanie Adams from Mount Pleasant, Marty Weldishofer from Llanfair and a representative from Senior Independence accompany Ed Stinson to the area hospitals for these seminars and presentations.  Stephanie said, “Christ Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospitals in Cincinnati will complete the program at the same time.  Both hospitals were very excited to participate in this seminar and found it to be extremely beneficial”. 
 
Mount Pleasant Retirement Village and Llanfair are both owned and operated by Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  Since 1922, OPRS has defined the highest standards of quality of life for older adults.  Each year, OPRS serves more than 4,500 residents in its 11 retirement communities and more than 49,000 people in 38 Ohio counties through Senior Independence, the home community based services division of OPRS.
                                                           
   
                                               

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