Address: 2594 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, Colorado 81505

 Phone:(970) 462-9696


We Create Meaningful Moments Every Day

What is the Meaningful Moments Program?

The Meaningful Moments Program is a complete-person approach to care and engagement driven by Western Slope’s mission to find joy and light in even the most challenging of situations. Despite the hardships that accompany dementia, we can still find meaningful moments every single day. This program goes above and beyond a generic activity calendar and focuses on engaging the individual in a purposeful way.
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Why Did We Create Meaningful Moments?

We want to create a purposeful and realistic program that allows each resident to feel valued, successful, peaceful, cared for, and loved. The foundation of this program is an understanding that each resident is different. They have different likes, dislikes, abilities, and goals. We need a complete program that reflects these differences, not just a one size fits all mold.

How Do We Make It Successful?

  • We take the time to learn about each resident’s past and present to create more purposeful programming.
  • Each activity utilizes Parallel Programming allowing for residents with different needs, interests, and abilities to partake in activities that foster a feeling of success.
  • We give all staff members permission to make every day activities meaningful and not just tasks that need to be checked off of a list. We really know our staff members and their individual interests, so this freedom provides them constant opportunities to adapt activities by taking advantage of their individual competencies. Everyone benefits and our team members feel a sense of pride in sharing their interests and talents.
  • We take into account opportunities for sensory stimulation focusing on sight, smell, temperature, touch, and hearing, to create more meaningful communication with our residents as well as reducing behaviors and agitation.
  • To ensure our methods are inspired and cutting edge, our programs are researched based and our staff training incorporates lessons learned from national certification programs, such as the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

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Stay connected to your loved one’s social calendar with Sagely. This app downloads right to your phone so you can see each program your loved one participated in for the day, giving you peace of mind that they are engaged and thriving. 

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With our new Eversound technology, we can connect with each resident like never before. Eversound allows those residents with hearing impairment, noise sensitivity, or difficulty communicating to participate in all available programming with ease. Families can also use the products to better communicate with loved ones when visiting.