Right at Home Pierce County Supports Second Wind Dreams®
Second Wind Dreams®, an organization whose mission it is to change the perception of aging has developed a groundbreaking tool to help professional and family caregivers better understand the needs of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®) series helps people caring for those with dementia provide better care and better understand the needs of those suffering with the disease.
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is not a computer-based tour. It is a dementia simulation that was created to teach people the physical and mental challenges of those living with dementia. It is a scientifically proven method designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia. Learning to create a positive environment for those with dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes. The VDT® offers hope to caregivers, providing tips and tools necessary to create an environment that supports the needs of those with the disease.
Right at Home Pierce County conducts the Virtual Dementia Tour® throughout the year. Ben Solomon, owner of Right at Home - Seattle, Bellevue and Pierce County offices said, “We are proud to conduct the Virtual Dementia Tour in King and South Snohomish Counties. We find that professional caregivers and family members alike always gain a deeper understanding of the sufferer. And, that’s so important. This knowledge allows them to have more empathy and patience and ultimately results in better care for the client."
*Please join us for our next Virtual Dementia Tour*
About Right at Home Pierce County
Right at Home Pierce County has been serving the needs of the King and S. Snohomish counties with in-home care and nursing services for seniors and disabled adults. For more information about us or to learn more about a free in-home assessment, call (206) 774-1100.
About Second Wind Dreams
Founded in 1997, Second Wind Dreams®, an international non-profit organization, is the first organization focusing on granting dreams for elders in the United States. Through the fulfillment of dreams and educational programs, Second Wind Dreams®, enhances the quality of life for those living in elder care communities (nursing homes, assisted living, home health, hospice, etc) and changing the perception of aging.