A Letter from Executive Director, April Morris
I have been dedicated to Senior Living for over 15 years...
I have my Administrator license along with my Preceptor license, meaning, I have been accepted by the Long-Term Care Board to train qualified people through the Administrator in Training program to become Licensed Administrators.
My true passion is Dementia Care, for that reason, I went through specific training to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner. I use these skills to train my team on using approaches and techniques to better care for someone with cognitive impairment. I make sure that our team receives an abundant amount of training and resources to truly understand Dementia and how it affects someone’s everyday life.
I am also a Certified Therapeutic Options Instructor, so I am able to work with my team to make sure they have the skills to work with someone that is acting out, stressed, going into crisis mode, becoming agitated or aggressive. By connecting, assessing needs, listening actively, maintaining the environment, and providing the support someone needs during their every day living my team can help de-escalate situations and provide optimum care. They also have the skills to protect themselves and the resident.
I am also proud to be an American Red Cross Instructor. I make sure that my team knows what to do during an emergency and can perform basic life-saving skills competently and with confidence.
During my career, I have taken the time to take the Direct Care Training and the Medication Aide training, so that I can truly understand all aspects of the care provided and medication management.
I feel it is important to understand every aspect as the Administrator so that I may always competently and confidentially train and help my team to ensure we give the absolute best quality of life to our residents.
April Morris, Executive Director
Carrington Cottage Memory Care Center