June 28, 2024

Enhancing Care with Engagement Plans

Category: Memory Care

Author: Camillia Strickland, Memory Care Director

An Engagement Plan captures significant details, events, and memories from a person’s life in a personalized narrative. It helps caregivers, family members, and healthcare professionals understand and connect with an individual on a deeper level. By creating an Engagement Plan, we improve the quality of care, making it more person-centered. Personal information enhances communication, providing comfort and a sense of identity for individuals with dementia.

At The Wellington Senior Living, we gather this information as soon as possible, before a resident moves into our Memory Care Neighborhood. As dementia progresses, it often becomes more difficult for residents to communicate their wants, needs, and wishes. These plans help us meet their desires throughout their dementia journey.

Individualized Care: Honoring Dignity and Preferences Through Engagement Plans

An Engagement Plan is a valuable tool that captures personalized and comprehensive information about each resident, telling their unique story as individuals living in the memory care neighborhood.

We view our residents as individuals with amazing life stories and unique nuances. When our team delves into this information, our residents receive highly supportive care, enabling them to thrive. We honor their dignity, understand their preferences, and provide personalized care and programming tailored to their specific needs and desires. This approach leads to more successful outcomes and positive experiences daily.

Two senior women in a kitchen, one spreading frosting on a cake in a pan while the other laughs, with bowls of strawberries and blueberries nearby.

There’s no time like the present to prepare for your loved one’s future. Take this opportunity to gather meaningful details about your loved one they would want others to know. Doing this early can make the transition to a memory care community less overwhelming. Meet with family and friends, share stories, and discuss important daily routines unique to your loved one with dementia. Journal these discussions as part of your preparation plans.

Start now to prepare for your future and/or the future of your loved ones. Provide detailed information about your background, history, likes, and dislikes. Include what makes you happy, sad, and fearful.

Mention any special things that bring you joy and comfort. These Engagement Plans improve caregiving, aid in emotional comfort, and facilitate communication. They also enable those around you to honor your life and ensure you receive personalized and compassionate care. You can find free templates online at and

The Wellington Senior Living in Liberty, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Liberty Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Shoal Creek Golf Course, Historic Downtown Liberty, Stocksdale Park, and Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary.

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