With a commitment to person-centered care, Jennings continuously fosters memory care residences that meet the unique needs of individuals living with cognitive challenges. Jennings is proud that Notre Dame Village has received the Bronze Level Credential for Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® through the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. This is the first milestone on the journey to becoming a Gold Site Credentialed Community.
“We are proud of this approach for serving our elders and our team who has embraced the philosophy,” said Vivian Springer, Executive Director for Jennings at Notre Dame Village. “We are excited for what lies ahead!”
Memory care communities which have received, or are in the process of earning, a Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® Credential represent the cutting edge in memory care. The memory care small house residences have adopted the philosophy nothing about me without me,” an inclusive model of living and delivering care. The credential supports this model, where residents with memory impairments benefit from qualities such as engaging in a collaborative culture within the community, sustaining their connections to the outside world and enjoying meaningful, engaging visits with family members and friends.