Benevilla is excited to announce their next “Live on Zoom” educational workshop of 2022 will be Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30 PM to 3:00PM. This interactive presentation titled “Maintaining Dignity and Memory Care” features our Benevilla expert senior care partner, Paige Fairbanks-Gunn, CDP, Relationship Manager for the Arizona Region with Koelsch Communities.
Dementia is a general term used to describe a decline in mental ability severe enough to impair a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Understanding how to care for someone with dementia can be difficult for anyone. You are exploring unfamiliar territory with your friend or loved one. It can be a daunting and confusing time for both of you. When caring for a person with dementia there is a tendency to focus on what a person cannot do. Paige will explore memory care options where the focus is maintaining dignity and celebrating abilities. Do not assume just because your relationship is different, it can’t be fulfilling and meaningful. You can still enjoy time together in ways that bring you closer.
Paige Fairbanks-Gunn has been helping seniors and their families since 1997. She has worked in skilled nursing, hospice, dementia care, transitional care, assisted, and independent living. Paige has been with Koelsch Communities since 2011. She has been involved in several new startup communities and helped open all 7 Arizona Koelsch Communities. She has worked with over three thousand families in her career.
This free presentation is the last of the Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. Virtual “Educational Workshop” series. Starting this summer, Benevilla will return to in person workshops hosted at their Surprise main campus. Each of these workshops feature carefully selected professionals who can answer your questions and provide guidance and resources you may need to prepare for senior life changes. Upcoming workshops cover a broad range of important topics from in-home care management and hospice to estate preparation and tax savings tips.
Reservations are required. When you register for the event, please provide a working email address. You will be provided a secure link and password as well as easy to follow instructions on how to attend via the secure Zoom video conference application. Please call Benevilla at 623-584-4999 or visit https://benevilla.org/community-events/ to reserve your spot.