We are proud of our extensive work with Ms. Feil to help educate our staff and associate businesses to better work with and create a much higher quality of life for our memory care residents across the country and in China.
Los Angeles and Orange County, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2016
Meridian Senior Living, LLC is proud to announce two life-changing opportunities to experience and learn from Naomi Feil, Founder of the Validation Training Institute, how to communicate with and reach cognitively impaired individuals. The first of these events will be held April 12, 9am to 3pm, at the Janet Goeske Foundation and Senior Center, located at 5257 Sierra Street in Riverside, California. This event is proudly co-sponsored by Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, the Janet Goeske Foundation, and Meridian Senior Living and will be filmed before a live audience. The second event will be held April 14, from 9am to 3pm, at Alzheimer’s Orange County on 2515 McCabe Way in Irvine, California. This event is proudly sponsored by Alzheimer’s Orange County and Meridian Senior Living. Both events offer CEUs.
Naomi Feil, born in Munich in 1932, grew up in the Montefiore Home for the Aged in Cleveland, Ohio where her father was administrator and her mother was head of Social Services. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, Naomi began working with the elderly. Between 1963 and 1980, Mrs. Feil developed Validation as a response to her dissatisfaction with traditional methods of working with severely disoriented elderly people.
Validation is a method of communicating with and helping disoriented old people. It is a practical way of communicating that helps reduce stress, enhance dignity and promote happiness. Validation is built on an empathetic approach and holistic view of individuals where you ‘step into their shoes’ and ‘see through their eyes’ to understand the meaning of their often bizarre behaviors. This method allows seniors the opportunity to express, both verbal and non-verbal, their feelings and needs, often having been suppressed for years. Please see this video (Click here) to better understand and observe first-hand Validation therapy.
Feil founded the Validation Training Institute (VTI) in 1983 and, as Executive Director of VTI, has traveled the world, including Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, France, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain, Austria, and most recently in China on behalf of Meridian Senior Living, to share her experience and Validation method with people from all walks of life. VTI, a U.S.-based, not-for-profit organization with a professional Board of Directors, has progressively developed certification levels, training programs, and formed a network of national and regional Validation organizations to disseminate information, train interested individuals, and maintain ‘the spirit of Validation.’
“We are proud of our extensive work with Ms. Feil to help educate our staff and associate businesses to better work with and create a much higher quality of life for our memory care residents across the country and in China,” says Kevin Carlin, Principal and Chief Sales Officer. “We are committed to enriching the lives of seniors and continue to actively support our memory care communities through education and proven staff training.”
For more information on these very special events, you may contact Maria Kauten, California Regional Marketing Director for Meridian Senior Living at mkauten(at)meridiansenior(dot)com or via phone at 714.906.4659.
About Meridian Senior Living:
Meridian Senior Living, LLC owns and operates senior housing communities across the United States and in China. With more than 10,000 beds, Meridian is currently the fifth largest assisted living provider and the third largest memory care provider in the United States.