Why Salize?

WE ADDRESS THE BIG FOUR IN DEMENTIA.

How we successfully manage aggression, agitation, anxiety and apathy—without drugs.

The progressive research done by the Hearthstone Institute provides Salize with the expertise to address the aggression, agitation, anxiety and apathy that can accompany dementia, which Dr. Ziesel calls “The 4 A’s.” It turns out the living environment itself plays a strong role in either mitigating or exacerbating these emotions.

A lack of personal choice, meaningful engagement and familiar places can amplify negative feelings and unsettling behaviors. For many memory care communities, this leads to a greater reliance on pharmacological interventions, which in turn can result in overprescribing medications to relieve symptoms and control residents.

The I’m Still Here® approach utilized in our Salized program eliminates or greatly reduces the need for mood altering drugs in most cases. This not only improves wellbeing, confidence and quality of life for individual residents, it creates more harmonious relationships with friends and family members.

The I’m Still Here® approach has demonstrated a 400 percent reduction rate in falls compared to similar memory care communities that don’t use the NIH researched approach.

YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE.
While our program is expertly grounded in clinical studies, interventions and highly trained personnel, Salize itself does not feel clinical. That’s by careful design. In fact, the clinical care aspects of the program itself are made to be practically invisible to our residents.

While many memory support communities look like institutional facilities that treat residents like “patients”, Salize is nested within the elegantly designed Avanti Living community, which looks and feels much like an upscale boutique hotel. Salize staff wear professional and stylish uniforms, not medical scrubs or street clothing.

In fact, Salize memory support is practically indistinguishable from the rest of the Avanti community, so residents feel at home, appreciated and respected. To learn more about Avanti Living, refer to our brochure or visit our web site at www.AvantiLiving.com.

CUSTOMIZED TO EMPOWER INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, INDEPENDENCE AND DIGNITY.
No one person experiences dementia the same way. Therefore, we customize our approach to create a memory support program that honors individual choice and dignity. Residents choose when they get up in the morning, which clothes to wear, and what to eat during meal times. They can choose to join in on group activities or pursue solo engagements.

Each staff member undergoes extensive training to help guide empowering daily choices. Moreover, care partners keeps detailed notes on each resident describing their likes, dislikes, moods, interests and state of mind. These personality profiles allow our care partners to tailor individual experiences while delivering an unprecedented continuity of care for each resident.

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