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Person-centered Care

Dementia is only part of a person’s identity. The core is their unique self, remaining abilities, life experiences, and relationships.

Person-centered care means Abe’s Garden® staff combines an understanding of who residents and program participants were before dementia impacted their current skills, interests, and preferences. The focus is on what they are able to do now, rather than lost abilities.

Specifically, daily life activities (such as eating, bathing, and sleeping) occur according to each individual’s preferences, not predetermined schedules or care partner convenience.

Watch this brief video to see the campus and learn more about the Abe’s Garden® model.

Helen Crow, Oklahoma chapter, Alzheimer’s Association
“I'm so impressed to see all of the things you are doing at Abe's Garden®. Every little detail is intentional, always keeping the residents and the disease in mind.”
Nic Rudd, Abe’s Garden chef/baker
“Once I [started working at Abe’s Garden®] and they offered the training courses, I took them so I can better understand [the residents] and figure out where residents are coming from.”
Kenna Niles, an AGCG participant’s wife
“As [my husband] has transitioned through the different stages of his disease, the [Abe’s Garden®] Community Group has made the single biggest impact. It has helped him to see that he can still contribute, make friends and enjoy himself.”