Our Program

A Montessori Approach to Care


Montessori learning techniques have been proven to work brilliantly for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The philosophy calls for a person-centered, educational approach, which includes empowering independence and hands-on activities. We are committed to affirming purpose and exceeding industry standards by creating a community in which residents are independent, encouraged to make their own choices and treated with respect, dignity and equality.


Our Montessori Methods

Sensory-Driven Engagements
By creating activities or community roles with hands-on learning, as well as collaborative interaction with children involved in our community, people living with dementia can learn new pieces of information, procedures habits and routines. Learn More

Customized Care (S.T.O.R.Y.)
Every person’s life story is unique. Residents' strengths, interests, occupations and relationships are all considered when determining the best approach to care. When a new resident joins the Sundance community, each member of our care team is required to learn his or her story to better serve, interact with and care for that resident. Learn More

A Prepared Environment
The environment at each Sundance location is prepared with intent. Yellow signs placed in line of sight direct residents to independently care for themselves. Red plates are used to combat macular degeneration that often accompanies memory loss, while wreaths hang on apartment doors to signal home for each individual. Learn More

Coordinated Communications and Care

Relational Living
We are guests in your loved one’s home. Each day, our care team walks into the community to “do life” together with the people they care for. Our team is trained to go through the day with our residents, not for them.   Learn More


Family Involvement and Communication
When a resident joins the Sundance community, his or her family is welcomed to ours. Family members are welcome to visit their loved ones for a meal and attend our monthly events. We also keep them informed with a newsletter and frequent texts and emails. Sundance is also passionate about educating families, like with our partnership with the Ally Bally Bee project, the world's first and only personalized children’s book about dementia.


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