Welcome to Brush Development Company
Helping Healthcare Organizations Develop Dementia Competence
We deliver consulting on staff education, organizational structure, and the physical design of the setting to develop a care delivery system focused on the values of choice, dignity, respect, and purposeful living for people with dementia.
We teach dementia care best practices that attend to the psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual well-being of each individual.
Brush Development will help your staff gain more competence regarding the unique needs of someone diagnosed with dementia. Your staff will develop new person centered care skills that will lead to:
- keeping residents engaged in meaningful activities
- identifying and focusing on the abilities of people with dementia
- feeling empowered to effectively manage the daily challenges associated with dementia
- experiencing more job satisfaction
- being inspired to provide effective and meaningful quality care
- using the physical environment to support functioning
- implementing successful memory interventions
By using the practical tools provided in our workshops and follow-up onsite coaching, staff will find solutions to common challenges such as frequent agitation, boredom, resistance and confusion.
Are you concerned with wandering or wayfinding issues?
We can help you develop a wayfinding system and a recreation program that keeps residents engaged in meaningful activities instead of exit seeking.
Are you concerned with resident independence and intake during meals?
We have completed research that resulted in significant increases in caloric intake and functioning.
Would you like your clients to be more engaged in activities?
We can show your staff how to create a fun and purposeful activity program.
Modifications that you make to the physical and social environment can help your residents successfully initiate and complete activities that they choose. There is an emphasis across the country on person-centered or self-directed care. This is reflected in settings where people can live comfortably and feel at home, as opposed to feeling like they are in an institution. The lighting, sounds, colors, and signage in your organization play a big role in supporting resident-directed care. We will guide your care community through the process of creating a dementia friendly environment that matches your activity programming and model of care.