Signature Programs

Montessori Approach to Dementia Care

Pine Villa Care Centre has developed a specialized approach to dementia care that uses Montessori methods to provide opportunities for older adults with dementia to interact positively in their environment and function at the highest possible level. Our Montessori approach specifically focuses on coping with the cognitive and physical challenges experienced by residents with memory loss by offering meaningful activities designed to meet individual resident needs. Both our Programs and Nursing teams are specially trained in the Montessori approach and use these methods in all care areas within the Home.

Montessori methods are designed to preserve many skills and stimulate the mind to assist the resident in reconnecting with the environment, increasing fine motor skills and building self-esteem. Residents are treated with respect and kindness, while our team members focus on providing a routine of daily activities that specifically reflect the needs of your loved one. The approach enables residents with memory loss to experience success by increasing focus on the task at hand. This creates feelings of greater security and confidence, and decreases agitation and frustration. Small group settings offer individual attention, are social, and stimulate recognition and memory. Montessori based approaches provide a way to enhance quality of life for residents by giving them a sense of self-worth and accomplishment through specialized activities.

We invite you to come and visit us, or speak with one of our team members to find out more about our Montessori approach.