Legacy Pointe retirement community of Waukee welcomes a new Memory Care Program Director in light of the upcoming World Alzheimer’s Day, celebrated on September 21 to raise awareness of the disease that affects 35 million people around the world.
Inde Miller has worked in long-term adult care for the last 14 years, with a passion for working directly with residents in a memory care setting. As the new Program Director, Miller will focus on making each day positive for residents. She also plans to enhance and strengthen residents’ relationships with others, specifically family members. One of her most important pieces of advice for family members with a loved one who has dementia or memory loss, is to always plan to "go with the flow," when communicating.
"It’s important for family members to let go of preconceived notions that mom or dad should always be corrected when they don’t have their facts straight," said Miller. "It is more important to take a breath, step back and see the big picture, which is to have a loving, positive interaction."
Miller and the community, Legacy Pointe, plan to begin memory care support groups and educational sessions in the future and welcome requests and questions from individuals and families in the area.
"We are proud to have such a great associate on staff who is able to provide skilled and sensitive care to individuals and their families dealing with memory loss," said Kristi Roberts, managing director of Watermark Retirement Communities. "Inde is a great addition to our team at Legacy Pointe."
For more information about Legacy Pointe, call 1-515-987-4100.