Keep these key concepts in mind when caring for a family member:
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Whether it’s allowing a resident to sleep until noon or giving him his favorite brand of frozen pizza at midnight, no longer are nursing home staffs wed to rigid schedules and arbitrary rules. The comfort of the person comes first. These seemingly small changes are having an enormous effect on the quality of life for elders with dementia, as well as for the staff.
Jed Levine - Executive VP, Director of Programs & Services, CaringKind in NY
Comfort Matters makes a fundamental difference in how we care for people with dementia and provide support for their loved ones. Rather than relying on ‘managing negative behavior,’ often through the use of psychoactive medication, we are learning to better understand what our residents are trying to tell us. And it works.
President & CEO - New York City, NY
Comfort Matters is an amazing program that helps our residents and the staff too. I look at dementia care completely differently now.
Registered Nurse - New York City, NY
What a difference Comfort Matters makes for people with dementia. Now I have the tools to make comfort the goal for the people I serve.
Social Worker - Phoenix, AZ
I had considered changing professions all together but now that I know what makes people with dementia comfortable I can’t be dragged away from my job.
Certified Caregiver - Phoenix, AZ
The Comfort Matters experience was one the best in my entire career and a great opportunity to learn what people with dementia really need.
Physician - Phoenix, AZ
It’s made a huge difference in our care center to focus on what makes the residents feel most comfortable – rather than what we want.”
The courses taught me how important it really is to know the people with dementia.