Jennifer Dischler focusing on a person-centered approach to care
June 12th, 2012
Pleasant View is proud to announce Jennifer Dischler, Director of Social Services, recently accomplished impressive certification and coursing training that will help enlighten our approach to long-term care.
Jennifer completed an Alzheimer’s/Special Care Unit Ability Centered Training Course and Activity Director’s 36-Hour Certification. The course work emphasized the movement toward culture change and creating a person-centered approach to long-term care.
The Pioneer Network Website defines “Culture Change” is the common name given to the national movement for the transformation of older adult services, based on person-directed values and practices where the voices of elders and those working with them are considered and respected. Core person-directed values include: choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living.
Using this new philosophy toward long-term care, Jennifer will help move Pleasant View even further in the direction of providing a “Culture Change” approach to care.
“We plan to transform our memory support unit to coincide with these new techniques, and lean heavily on the principles and beliefs surrounding the person-centered approach,” said Jennifer.