Caring for those with dementia requires an understanding of each person’s unique struggles and perspectives.
The Positive Approach to Care, created by dementia expert Teepa Snow, is a specialized training program designed to help caregivers support those with dementia in a more positive and respectful way.
In 2022, The Kensington Sierra Madre became the first Positive Approach to Care (PAC) designated senior living community in California.
If you’re seeking a fulfilling career caring for those with dementia, consider joining our community to learn the necessary skills to make an impact in the lives of those with dementia and their families.
The impact of being a dementia caregiver
Dementia involves progressive, structural changes to the brain that will alter the way the person perceives their surroundings and the people in their life.
Caring for those with dementia requires patience, understanding, and a willingness to learn about what the person is experiencing and how best to approach it.
Through this learning and understanding, caregivers can improve the person’s quality of life and achieve more positive outcomes.
At The Kensington Sierra Madre, we have learned how to best care for those in our community with dementia through Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care methods.
PAC allows us to provide customized memory care that helps each individual live as independently as possible.
What is the Positive Approach to Care?
PAC is a person-centered approach to care that focuses on the individual rather than the disease.
It enhances the lives and relationships of those living with brain change by fostering an inclusive global community.
PAC uses each individual’s talents and abilities to develop a deeper awareness and increase skills. The goal is to transform what exists into a more positive dementia care culture.
As a PAC-designated community, The Kensington Sierra Madre is eager to share our expertise with those who want to join our team.
If you have the desire to work with those with dementia, our community leaders can offer the training and support needed to create a long, fulfilling career in memory care.
Our community continually focuses on each resident’s strengths despite their struggles.
We help residents and their families treasure the beauty in the special moments, and savor the present while honoring the past.
How the PAC method makes caregiving more impactful
Teepa Snow believes that when we rewire our own perceptions, attitudes, actions, responses, and communication strategies, we can provide a shift that encourages change for those around us.
The PAC team shares information about dementia so everyone can understand why it’s happening, and how to support those living with brain change in the most positive and loving way.
When you learn the PAC method, you are becoming a part of the movement of change toward a more positive future for those living with dementia.
PAC contributes to a more respectful and dignified care environment, which ultimately fosters deeper relationships and increases meaningful moments.
Working with The Kensington Sierra Madre, you will learn more about dementia and what is happening in the brains of those who have it.
You will then learn the hands-on care skills necessary to create better care outcomes.
How to start your career with The Kensington Sierra Madre
A PAC designation means that our community demonstrates the work, effort, willingness, and dedication to change the culture of care for the better using PAC skills.
The Kensington Sierra Madre is the realization of a vision of passionate leaders in the senior living industry who wanted to take assisted living to a higher level—and they did just that.
You can make an impact in our community in many types of roles, and there is plenty of room to grow as your interests and talents evolve over time.
Here are some of the special services we offer to our residents:
- Active social life through a life enrichment program
- Rehabilitation and wellness services through our partnership with HealthPRO Heritage
- Nutritious, gourmet dining options
Our Promise to love and care for others extends to our team
Our community is led by a Promise to love and care for your family as we do our own, and this Promise extends to all corners of our community, including the residents’ families and our loving team of hardworking individuals.
Our team members enjoy the following benefits:
- Competitive salaries
- Health, life, 401K and other benefits starting at 32 hours per week
- Generous paid time off
- Employee assistance program
- Complimentary lunches and dinners
- Ongoing training opportunities
If you’re interested in pursuing a career caring for seniors and following a passion to love and serve others, please apply to one of our open positions.