Dogwood Forest understands that it takes a warm, gentle and loving person to cater to the needs of seniors. We also know there is an abundance of clinical research that links optimistic caregivers with positive outcomes in seniors. So, at Dogwood Forest, we not only hire the most professional and caring individuals…we hire the most optimistic ones too.
We take great satisfaction in the abilities of our staff and strive to provide them with guidance and continuous training so they are equipped with the latest insights and programs currently available in senior care.
Dogwood Forest sponsors the Second Wind Dreams’ Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT), a program allowing participants to experience the effects of aging on memory impaired seniors and simulates macular degeneration, arthritis, and physical limitations.
All of our associates complete a 20-hour program titled Person Centered Care.
Originally designed for Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, we recognized the value of this training and saw how Person Centered Care can be applied towards all assisted living residents. Dogwood Forest is one of only a few assisted living companies in Georgia that invest in their staff with this acclaimed program.
For residents with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other memory impairment conditions, the Person Centered Care program and Second Wind Dreams’ Virtual Dementia Tour are just two of several that Dogwood Forest uses to educate and train associates. Certified training available from the Alzheimer’s Association and up-to-date research are a sampling of the other tools we utilize for staff education.
At Dogwood Forest, residents and caregivers develop close relationships. We are extremely proud of the dedication and loyalty exhibited by our associates.