Enriched relationships and connections with our residents, for the best care possible.
“BUDDIES FOREVER” is an exclusive system for achieving excellence in dementia communication. Dow Rummel Sioux Falls retirement home has made a commitment to a dignified and compassionate approach to all persons with dementia by teaming up with Gemini Consulting Founder Erin Bonitto to bring the Buddies Forever dementia communication program to Dow Rummel. This program provides a set of tools for dementia communication to add to our associates existing skill sets. The skills are not intended to be used in every single interaction with every single person with dementia. Rather, the intent is to thoughtfully use the right skill(s), with the right person, at the right time. The benefits of implementing this Life Enrichment System are significant. It helps caregivers in nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care centers provide persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia the very highest possible quality of life.
Regular visits by our animal companion, Ladybug!
Recreational activities to stay active and have fun!
On site for the care and convenience that's needed.
Safe and secure courtyard to enjoy exercise or just relax!
• Memory loss that disrupts daily life
• Challenges in problem solving
• Difficulty completing familiar tasks
• Confusion with time or place
• Trouble understanding visual cues
• New problems with speaking
• New problems with writing
• Misplacing things
• Decreased or poor judgment
• Withdrawal from social activities
• Changes in mood and personality
Individual, one-on-one and group restorative programming.