I’M STILL HERE®
World Renowned. Proven. Memory Care
The Cottages of New Lenox has incorporated the Hearthstone Institute’s world-renowned I’m Still Here® approach into Charter Senior Living’s Flourish℠ Memory Care programming. Developed by the Hearthstone Institute and successfully tested over decades, I’m Still Here® is an innovative, positive philosophy of dementia care. I’m Still Here® is based on the belief that every person living with dementia can experience a high quality of life regardless of the severity of their memory loss.
A Personalized Approach with Meaningful Experiences
I’m Still Here® features a person-centered approach, specialized communication, activities that encourage personal choice and techniques that support learning. It’s a proven philosophy that emphasizes purposeful engagement. I’m Still Here® ensures that unique interests and skills are incorporated into each person’s day so that experiences are meaningful and fulfilling. Most importantly, I’m Still Here® celebrates the person who is always present, even as the disease progresses.
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Each caregiver completes extensive I’m Still Here® training. Caregivers will also know how to assist with activities of daily living, housekeeping, recreation and dining. We believe this approach more effectively meets the needs and comfort of residents because residents become more familiar and comfortable with staff. It helps them maintain a connected, meaningful and enjoyable quality of life.
The I’m Still Here® Benefits at a Glance
- Engages the full person
- Engages skills and abilities through positive experiences
- Reduces medication dependence
- Maintains the individual within
- Utilizes community resources
- Respects choices, wishes and capacities
- Reinforces positive relationships with care partners
- Includes care partners in programming
- Educates community partners
- Provides HOPE for people living with dementia – and their care partners
Centers of Excellence
Hearthstone’s I’m Still Here® approach is utilized in Memory Care Centers of Excellence around the country, including the Mayo Clinic. Hearthstone is a world leader in the development of life-enhancing, evidence-based tools and approaches designed to enhance life for those living with memory loss.