fbpx Person-centered Care at Abe's Garden®| Abe's Garden®
Man and woman hugging

Person-Directed Care

Dementia is only part of a person’s identity. The core is their unique self, remaining abilities, life experiences, and relationships.

Person-directed care means our staff combines an understanding of who residents and program participants were before dementia impacted their current skills, interests, and preferences. The focus is on what they are able to do now, rather than lost abilities.

Specifically, daily life activities (such as eating, bathing, and sleeping) occur according to each individual’s preferences, not predetermined schedules or care partner convenience.

Helen Crow, Oklahoma chapter, Alzheimer’s Association
“I'm so impressed to see all of the things you are doing at Abe's Garden®. Every little detail is intentional, always keeping the residents and the disease in mind.”
Donna Finto-Burks, Abe’s Garden Senior Director of Clinical Care
“Team members, residents, and families collaborate regarding the constantly evolving Abe’s Garden® model. This coincides with a dedication to providing all residents engagement opportunities that align with their likes and needs, which is also
Kenna Niles, an AGCG participant’s wife
“As [my husband] has transitioned through the different stages of his disease, the [Abe’s Garden®] Community Group has made the single biggest impact. It has helped him to see that he can still contribute, make friends and enjoy himself.”