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The Inn on Westport Awarded Silver Level Designation for Montessori Inspired Lifestyle®, a Positive Approach to Memory Care

Center for Applied Research in Dementia Presents Silver Level Credential

Sioux Falls, S.D. (Dec. 21, 2020) The Inn on Westport, a premier senior living community located in Sioux Falls, S.D., managed by The Goodman Group, has received the Silver Level designation as a Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® Credentialed Community from the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Achieving this credential demonstrates that the community has established outstanding efforts to improve the quality of life for memory care residents through the values and principles embodied in the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle approach of care.

Montessori“It is an honor for our community to receive this award,” said Kyrsten Fokken, executive director of The Inn on Westport. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to use the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle approach of care as a way to encourage and empower residents to focus on their individual strengths and engage in meaningful experiences to positively impact their quality of life.”

The Inn on Westport Pearls of Life® memory care neighborhood offers Montessori Inspired Lifestyle, a positive approach to providing care for adults living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This approach of care is based on the methods of Maria Montessori, as adapted for adults by Dr. Cameron Camp, founder of the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Dr. Camp is the innovator and founder of the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle approach to dementia care. This approach allows residents to focus on their individual strengths and engage in meaningful activities to stimulate the mind and improve overall quality of life.

For more information on the credentialing process, please visit https://www.cen4ard.com/mil-credentialed-communities/.


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