Setting the Standard

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How We Set the Standard


  • Activity Program honored by Colorado State Ombudsman Office
  • Utilize "Best Friends" Care Model
  • Innovative use of music as a behavioral intervention
  • Highest Staff/Resident ratio in Colorado (2-3 staff per 6-7 residents)
  • Staff has extensive training in all types of dementia and receives ongoing monthly in-service education
  • Daily Resident wellness checks
  • Management meets bimonthly to monitor the progression of each resident’s dementia; adjustments are made to their care plan and activity program
  • Minimalists concerning medications; fewer medications the better
  • Nutritionist created menus
  • For resident safety, night staff is available
  • Personal family support throughout the disease process
  • Family education through Catharine’s training courses

Service and Recognition

  • Catharine's "Activity Program" is used as a model to train Colorado State Ombudsman volunteers
  • Dick (owner), elected to Board of Directors - Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter
  • Served on:
  • Education Committee
  • Public Policy Committee
  • Outreach Committee
  • Alzheimer's Family Support Group Leader
  • Speakers Bureau

Dick (owner), trains staff of Catharine’s and staffs of other facilities and nursing homes at Alzheimer’s Learning Institute. Courses taught include:

  • Music Therapy: Course created by Dick (owner)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Overview
  • Effective Communication Techniques
  • How to Address Challenging Behaviors
  • Advanced Behaviors
  • Validation Therapy
  • How to Lead Dementia Appropriate Activities
  • The Savvy Caregiver
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