Purpose: To facilitate a resident’s highest level of cognitive functioning through staff education, compensatory strategies and increased resident participation in dementia appropriate activities.
Premier Therapy’s Cognitive Enhancement Program (CEP) focuses on overall improvement and maintenance of resident’s cognitive ability in conjunction with the “Brainstorming” protocol. We work with families and nursing staff to identify areas of opportunity, whether it be environmental adaptations or one on one staff /family education. Our goal is help create an environment packed with activities and interactions that stimulate the resident’s ability to interact and communicate with others in social and ADL settings. This enhances the quality of the time spent with family members, and improves ability to follow through on ADL tasks with nursing. Premier’s CEP successfully decreases disruptive behaviors frequently accompanied with impaired mental status due to dementia.