Who Takes Care Of Your Loved One Matters… Not All Caregivers Are Equally Qualified
We understand it takes someone special to help your loved one navigate through the challenges of memory loss. It all begins by choosing the right care team member. Most facilities simply fill a position and do not take the time to truly identify a qualified caregiver. At Sycamore Creek Ranch, we only hire caring professionals, and maintain one of the highest staff-to-resident ratios in the industry. Each care team member is trained as a “universal worker,” and is responsible for caring for the needs of our residents throughout the day. We work from the core value of “W.I.T.” -whatever it takes. Individual person-centered care is at the heart of all we do. Combine that with low staff turnover, and you can expect consistent expert care from familiar faces every day!
Once selected our proactive caring staff receives 5 times more training than the state requires. Each care team member completes the Sycamore Creek Ranch’s dementia care orientation and 24 hours of on the job training before providing care to your loved one. In addition, care team members are required to complete the CARES® online dementia training, and the essensiALZ® certification program, recognizing advance dementia care practices, through the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition to the professional training, our care team completes ongoing classroom, on-line, and mentorship programs through Sycamore Creek Ranch’s development center. Through this extensive training and our intimate knowledge of each resident, we can begin to anticipate what triggers anxiety, thus redirecting your loved one’s attention to create soothing, positive experiences at The Ranch without the use of mood-stabilizing drugs like other facilities.