9331 Via San Giovanni St Fort Myers FL 33905
Our unique facilities are, in fact, each a residential home modified to be appropriate for persons with dementia, and they provide a peaceful home that is calming, comforting and secure. We employ a team of care specialists who understand social interventions and a management team that understand the complexity and treatment protocols that are needed when medical issues are present in addition to the dementia. These two groups work together to provide the specialized services found at Cairn Park. We consider ourselves the experts in providing care to those with Alzheimer's disease, Frontal lobe dementia, Alcohol dementia, Lewy body dementia, and Parkinson's dementia.
The services at Cairn Park are provided in the form of relationship based care, based on the Anam Care philosophy where we see the whole person and relate to them as 'Who they were in their finest hour'
We, the owners of Cairn Park each have over 25 years of dementia specific experience and are directly involved in the management of the homes. Families deal directly with us. We are certified dementia trainers and are actively involved in training of the Cairn Park staff. We are also leaders in the dementia care field and have received appointments to state and national task forces and commissions.
The concept of Cairn Park arose from our extensive research which demonstrated that, as the size of the dementia facility decreased so did the behavioral challenges of the residents while social engagement increased. It is much easier for a person with dementia to settle in to an actual home than a homelike environment.
It seems that over the past 25 years, because of economics and market demand, assisted living facilities have been getting bigger and bigger and fancier and fancier. This may market well but doesn't necessarily meet the needs of the many persons who have dementia and need assisted living dementia care. Our observations from our many years of experience in the dementia field was that dementia residents fared much more successfully in a small, warm setting much like their family home. We define success as social engagement, smiles and maintaining the self-esteem of the person with the disease, i.e., quality of life. These we see in our residents all the time. In this case, bigger isn't necessarily better.
The biographies of the Cairn Park principals can be found at www.satoripathway.org.
*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.
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