At The Kensington, we understand firsthand the challenges that come with being a caregiver. Finding ways to make this challenge more manageable is essential to improving the quality of life for all involved.
Discuss Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care (PAC) philosophy and training techniques with our Director of Memory Care and PAC Certified Trainer, Meaghan Dingwall. The Kensington Reston utilizes PAC training and education throughout our building as a practical and compassionate approach to care.
Who is Teepa Snow and What is PAC?
Teepa Snow is one of the leading educators on dementia with 40 years of clinical practice as an occupational therapist. Teepa’s care strategies and techniques look at what is known about brain function and changes that happen with various conditions and integrate that information with therapeutic approaches. This is where she founded Positive Approach to Care, LLC, or also known as PAC. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured techniques. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.
Meaghan Dingwall, Kensington Reston Director of Memory Care, CTRS, CDP, CADDCT- comes from years of experience in Memory Care Assisted Living. Meaghan attended East Carolina University where she received her undergraduate degree in Recreation Therapy and is currently attending George Mason University where she is obtaining her master’s in Health Care Administration and Health Systems Management. In addition to her degrees, Meaghan is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, PAC certified, and a certified Alzheimer and Dementia Care Trainer. The culmination of her experiences and her education led her to provide an engaging, fulfilling, caring life for residents at Kensington Reston. Meaghan takes a holistic approach to care and believes in meaningful engagement throughout one’s lifetime. It is Meaghan’s passion to enrich the lives of those living with a cognitive impairment and ensure their safety, health, and well-being.