TMC’s Mindful Care Approach

TMC’s Mindful Care is a community-wide, person-centered dementia education course that supports keeping residents at their best ability to function. By meeting residents where they are, everyone in the community can support them in maintaining their highest level of function and optimal quality of life.

We all have a responsibility to provide our residents with care based on their individual abilities. This training allows all staff to meet the needs of our residents based on their cognitive abilities. And it doesn’t end with therapy. TMC collaborates with activities, wellness, and other community departments so our residents can continue their involvement in social and physical activities. This allows our residents to stay as active as possible in a safe manner.

Person-centered care is an intentional approach to break down the communication and care barriers between residents and caregivers. Interventions and treatments are designed based on the defined cognitive ability of the resident – we meet them where they are.

In order to receive the Mindful Care certification, professionals have to demonstrate competence in implementing an abilities-based approach to providing person-centered care.

Mindful Care is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for incorporating evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living (ADLs), and behaviors and communication. *The Alzheimer’s Association statement of recognition is not an endorsement of the professional training or evaluation of the care provided by the community.