Our Caregivers

Our Caregivers

The Sojourn staff is carefully chosen for their care, philosophy, personalities and professional credentials. Each caregiver undergoes extensive training, certification and continuing education to ensure they are equipped to provide exemplary quality of care.

Our team’s focus is to enhance the lives of every individual in a positive and purposeful way without sacrificing safety, integrity or moral values.

Our goal is to make every day a “Great Day” for all in Sojourn’s care.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Training

Sojourn cares about providing thoughtful, professional support for clients and their families. Employees receive training for Alzheimer’s and Dementia when they are hired and annually thereafter. All of our dementia training materials are published by the Alzheimer’s Association and The Gerontological Society of America.

Topics include:

Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders
This is the basics of what Alzheimer’s is and what we currently know about it.

The Latest Facts & Figures
As the medical world moves forward, the science about what Alzheimer’s is, who has it, and what it does continues to change. We want our staff to know the latest information.

Recommended Best Practices
By knowing proven techniques and strategies for memory-related care, employees can effectively and compassionately care for our clients.

Person Centered Care
Every person is different, no matter what they are going through. Our clients with Alzheimer’s have their own dreams, hobbies, and stories. We want to connect to each person in every way we can.

Part of connecting with our Alzheimer’s clients is organizing activities that are stimulating, nurturing, and engaging. We share those activities with all of our staff.

Communication can be a struggle for our Alzheimer’s clients. We train employees on effective ways to listen and reach out to clients.

Problem Solving Challenging Behaviors
The side effects of Alzheimer’s can be distressing, frustrating, and seemingly impossible to solve. We equip our employees to deal with all kinds of scenarios, including how to think on the spot.

Activities of Daily Living
Getting dressed, eating properly, exercising, taking medication—all of these can be difficult without help. This topic trains employees on how to help clients accomplish tasks that we take for granted.

Early Onset
Not all Alzheimer’s and Dementia clients are old. Middle-aged and even younger people can show symptoms of the disease. We train our staff on the unique problems related to early onset.

Perspectives of People Living with Dementia
Compassionate, empathetic employees are the best kind of staff. When they understand how their clients are feeling and why, they can be more patient, more caring, and more helpful.