The success of every organization is dependent on the expertise and dedication of its staff. Everyone living and working at Abe’s Garden benefits from favorable staffing ratios, evidence-based training, a proprietary workweek/compensation model, and a competency-based career ladder.
Care partners are continually trained to assist people with dementia and empowered to make caregiving decisions. Adult learning is facilitated by specificity and job relevance, which are incorporated into a staff training and management model developed by the Hearthstone Institute and the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging and evaluated by Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging researchers. This model is further evaluated and refined at Abe’s Garden under the supervision of Vanderbilt faculty.
Corvirtus assesses care partner and nurse applicants in order to help identify quality candidates and reduce turnover and cost rate.