Turning a Facility into a Community: Exploring Risk, Autonomy, and Independence in Senior Living

On-Demand Webinars: Turning a Facility into a Community: Exploring Risk, Autonomy, and Independence in Senior Living

Turning a Facility into a Community: Exploring Risk, Autonomy, and Independence in Senior Living

Life EnrichmentQuality of LifeStaff EfficiencyExecutive Edition

Recorded on: 09/07/2021

Words such as “community,” “independence” and “choice” are used frequently in senior living, but what do they really mean? When was the last time you encouraged or supported risk in your resident’s daily life? This presentation featuring Mallory DaCosta, Vice President of Special Assets at Frontier Management, LLC, will discuss some core principles of independence and autonomy as utilized in the Montessori Method and will show how these methods can be the key to turning a facility into a community.

Participants who join this webinar will be able to:

  • Explore hallmarks of a true community with specific emphasis on risk and autonomy
  • Learn about specific Montessori principles and how they support and relate to autonomy
  • Discuss strategies to support and mitigate risk without infringing on persons or their community

Mallory DaCosta
VP Special Assets at Frontier Management

Mallory DaCosta, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Gerontology Institute. She has worked for 20 years in the research and development of non-pharmacologic treatments for dementia and worked as part of various research initiatives headed by Dr. Cameron J. Camp, creator of Montessori-inspired Dementia Programming. Mallory is a certified trainer for the Montessori-Inspired Lifestyle® approach through the Center for Applied Research in Dementia and has had the privilege to work in Massachusetts and New York State bringing innovative culture change which spans all operational areas of long term care. Mallory has returned to her native home of Bend and most recently designed the award-winning Memory Care Program, SPARK™, inspired by Montessori Methods, for Frontier Management LLC

Charles de Vilmorin
Linked Senior

Charles de Vilmorin is the co-founder and CEO of Linked Senior. He is passionate about honoring the older adult in our society. From his master’s thesis on nursing homes and memory care, to his close connections with the older adults in his family, to creating and leading Linked Senior, a resident engagement platform for senior living, he is an advocate for the person-centered movement. With Linked Senior, he has more than twelve years of experience building solutions that value meaningful engagement to meet the changing needs and preferences of every older adult. Charles is on the board of the Validation Training Institute that promotes the Validation Method, work of Naomi Feil and on the Innovation Council for AMDA, the American Medical Doctor Association. He also started the Old People are Cool initiative to combat rampant ageism in our society and build intergenerational conversations and collaboration.