Park Springs Health Services Opens Georgia’s First, Fully Executed Household Model In Continuing Care Retirement Living

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA–Isakson Living announces the opening of Park Springs Health Services (PSHS), featuring Georgia’s first-ever, built-to-suit household model. Starting in August, the full-service healthcare facility will launch the nation’s first “Dementia Care Matters (DCM) Butterfly Household Model of Care”.

“For nearly 15 years we’ve been working diligently to improve the model of care for the aging population,” said Andy Isakson, managing partner of Isakson Living. “We’re breaking the mold in Georgia with our household model and changing the narrative nationally with our relationship with DCM.”

DCM, a United Kingdom-based Culture Change organization, is disrupting the way facilities care for people living with dementia by focusing on an emotion-based approach. The Butterfly Household Model of Care emphasizes the importance of a nurturing and supportive staff, enables a better quality of life and inspires leadership, achieving real outcomes and continued growth.

“Feelings really matter most in dementia care. People experiencing dementia become more feeling than thinking beings. Therefore, requiring heightened emotional care first – all we have is now,” said David Sheard, CEO and founder of DCM and director of The Butterfly Community. “After pioneering this in four other countries it is exciting to be arriving into the U.S., launching our first Butterfly Home and developing this special relationship with Isakson Living.”

The Butterfly Household Model of Care is a year-long initiative that focuses on a person-centered approach and three main objectives: encouraging care-givers to grow their emotional intelligence, connecting and interpreting a person’s feelings and ensuring the daily life of a member is a positive experience. Action based learning teams will develop and implement the necessary skills to follow the model. These objectives align perfectly with Isakson Living’s mission and focus on person-centered care.