Creating Moments from Memories

About Montessori Inspired Lifestyle®

The Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® Approach to caring for those with dementia is a concept that is gaining interest in the senior care industry. This innovative approach is relatively new but it has proven to be effective in reducing anxiety and the use of chemical restraints for people with dementia by engaging them in both purposeful and meaningful activities.

The Montessori Method of Education

Developed by Maria Montessori in the early 20th century, this approach holds that young children learn best when they direct their own learning, with teachers providing tools that engage all their senses. She determined that by focusing on the individual’s strengths and providing a hands on sensory stimulating environment, children were able to absorb the knowledge and thrive.

The Montessori Inspired Lifestyle®

Created by Dr. Cameron Camp, Director of Research and Development at the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. He recognized that the use of the Montessori Principles could be highly effective in enhancing the quality of life for those with memory loss. He has retooled these concepts, utilizing the same techniques of focusing the individual’s strengths and hands on interaction with their environment.

12 key principles of the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle®

  • The activity should have a sense of purpose and capture the person’s interest.
  • Always invite the person to participate.
  • Offer choice whenever possible.
  • Talk less. Demonstrate more.
  • Physical skills; focus on what the person can do.
  • Match your speed with the person you are caring for. Slow down!
  • The activity should have a sense of purpose and capture the person’s interest.
  • Always invite the person to participate.
  • Offer choice whenever possible.
  • Talk less. Demonstrate more.
  • Physical skills; focus on what the person can do.
  • Match your speed with the person you are caring for. Slow down!
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  • Hospice care is a type of health care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs at the end of life. Hospice care prioritizes comfort and quality of life by reducing pain and suffering. Hospice care provides an alternative to therapies focused on life-prolonging measures that may be arduous, likely to cause more symptoms, or are not aligned with a person’s goals.

  • Respite stay is a short-term stay at Iuditas’ Memory Care. A temporary stay can provide the opportunity to experience the community on a trial basis, while giving a current caregiver a break or aid in the recovery after a hospital stay.

    Common reasons for a respite stay include:

    Current caregiver needs a break or is going on vacation

    Loss of current part-time caregiver and time is needed to organize a new caregiver

    A trial run for a loved on before committing to becoming a full-time resident

    A place to get stronger after a hospital or skilled nursing stay

    Our goal is to earn your loved one’s trust through personalized care in a joyful boutique-style memory care community. We encourage independence while offering top-rated amenities and activities in support of each resident’s lifestyle.

    • Care
    • Purpose
    • Happiness