What is the Meaningful Moments Program?
The Meaningful Moments Program is a complete-person approach to care and engagement driven by Walnut Valley’s mission to find joy and light in even the most challenging of situations. Despite the hardships that accompany dementia, we can still fin meaningful moments every single day. This program goes above and beyond a generic activity calendar and focuses on engaging the individual in a purposeful way.
Why Did We Create It?
We wanted to create a realistic and personal program that allows each resident to feel valued, successful, peaceful and loved. The foundation of the program is understanding each individual resident. They have different likes, dislikes, abilities and goal. We need a program that reflects and celebrates these differences, not a one-size fits all mold.
How Do We Make It Successful?
- We take the time to learn about each resident’s past and present to create more individualized programming and care.
- Parallel Programming allows residents with differing needs and abilities to partake in activities that foster a feeling of success.
- The Sagely phone application keeps you connected with your loved one’s daily engagement schedule.
- To ensure our methods are cutting edge our programs are researched based and our staff training incorporates lessons learned from national certification programs, such as the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.