Sensory Outings Company Services:
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Some of our clients at assisted living communities.
Libby Soto from Sierra Rehabilitation & Care Community at Lakewood:
- I love seeing how engaged the residents are! You guys are absolutely amazing! Thank you for all of your hard work 🙂
Rocci from Millbrook Homes:
- “Our house has a lot of fun when Sensory Outings visits. I have noticed as a caregiver, my ladies are sundowning less. They seem less anxious and more relaxed.”
Michelle Audet from Juniper Village at Aurora:
- “Thank you Sensory Outings for fulfilling the spirit of our men and bringing back those memories for them to enjoy.”
- “Our residents truly enjoy the variety of fun activities SOC brings helping them rediscover their “inner child” and to explore those skills that once came so easily to them. Residents are eager to paint to show off their Picasso works and sort to ensure everything in its’ right place. We truly enjoy SOC and their flexibility to work in our community.”
Ronda Knuth AVA Sunrise Senior Living at Pinehurst:
- “What a great program with lots of variety and helpful staff.”
Susan Jorgenson, Activities Coordinator at Spring Ridge Park Assisted Living:
- “Everybody needs to experience Sensory Outings! There is one-on-one interaction. Each activity is clever and well thought out – there is something for everyone.“
Sensory Outings Company professionals have 10+ years of experience and are trained by the highly regarded Alzheimer’s Association of Denver. We use Validation Therapyand have to Teepa Snow’s seminars. Our staff will wear a mask and use disinfectant before and after each activity.
Additionally, we follow the Montessori Method for dementia that includes:
- The activity should have a sense of purpose and capture the person’s interest.
- Offer choices wherever possible.
- Talk less. Demonstrate more.
- Use visual hints, cues or templates.
- Go from simple tasks to more complex ones.
- Focus on what the person can do with physical skills.
- Think engagement. There is no wrong or right.
- Foster a positive interaction.
Our professionals know that Alzheimer’s disease effects all five senses that include seeing or watching, listening, touching and feeling, tasting and smelling. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, listening is the least effected. Sight is the first to be affected by the disease. The peripheral vision continues to narrow the field of view and spatial awareness becomes lost (Teepa Snow, 2016). Other senses such as touching and tasting will progressively become enhanced, and smells will progressively become odorless. These are key factors that play into how Sensory Outings professionals interact with people at various stages of Alzheimer’s and structure participation in our activities. For example, an early-stage Alzheimer’s participant would know what to do with a paintbrush and watercolors. However, a mid-stage Alzheimer’s participant may know what a paintbrush is but not see the paper to use it on, or possibly what do with it. Its our privilege to engage and promote enjoyment and participation while attentive to these individual factors. Its our aim to serve early to late stage Alzheimer’s participants to their greatest capacity!
Velia Berrara: Lakewood-Parker-Lone Tree-Aurora area
Kelly Williamson : Tai Chi and Activities Thornton-Lakewood Denver area
This video shows what Sensory Outings provides for a memory care communities.