Dementia Program

dementia program

Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center partners with Preferred Therapy Solutions on the Dementia Program.
This program is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach for the education, treatment and monitoring of
residents with dementia. This program is designed to ensure that all residents identified as having dementia
are part of the “Just My Journey” program, with a goal of keeping the patient functioning at their optimal
physical and cognitive abilities. Residents who have a dementia or dementia related diagnosis, as well as
Alzheimer’s disease, would most benefit from the Dementia Program.

CLINICAL PROGRAMS
•  Develop an interdisciplinary treatment plan
based on the specific stage of dementia a resident
presents based upon testing
•  Determine the resident’s baseline functional status
through a comprehensive assessment by all
team members
•  Provide education to the resident and family
members on the disease process
•  Develop an interdisciplinary discharge plan,
based on individual resident needs

TREATMENT FOCUS FOR REHABILITATION
•  Treatment approach based on the specific stage of
the resident
•  Use of the clinical model for communication
techniques and consistency, including the
“90-second rule”
•  Establish functional independence modification
for activities of daily living and mobility as the
resident moves through stages
•  Use of the “Just My Journey” model to establish a
comprehensive daily plan to facilitate resident
independence and quality of life