June 28, 2024

Enhancing Care with Engagement Plans

Category: Memory Care

Author: Kellie Duran, 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 Princeton 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.

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Creating Personalized Engagement Plans Through Life Stories

Engagement Plans are the perfect opportunity for families and staff to become familiar with the resident’s life story. This helps us create a plan tailored to the individual, ensuring they engage daily while encouraging them to remain independent and live life to the fullest. Our plans aim to provide each resident with a person-centered base of care that meets their specific needs.

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To prepare for your loved one’s future care, always note their likes and dislikes. Ask them about their childhood activities, favorite TV shows, and preferred vacation spots. The more detailed you are about your loved one’s past, the more beneficial our Engagement Plans will be for our staff.

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 Princeton Senior Living in Lee's Summit, MO offers 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 Lees Summit Medical Center and St. Lukes East with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Shamrock Hills Golf Club, Fred Arbanas Golf Course, Summit Fair Shopping, Summit Woods Crossing, Legacy Park StoneHaus Farms Winery, James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife, StoneHaus Winery, and Longview Lake.

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