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TPYK is hands down the Gold Star for adult day care. They truly care about our loved ones who attend the program, and provide a wonderful well thought out experience for them.
TPYK should be the model for all adult care facilities for the memory impaired. The new standard moving forward!
2019 survey comment
TPYK offers more than a place for adults with memory impairment to spend their days. TPYK offers wisdom, support, love and especially purpose. Mom had days filled with thoughtfulness, peacefulness, youthful energy and kindness at TPYK. My mom (and I) benefitted from the Validation Method with Krissy Wuerdeman.
Kathleen M., Brookline, NH
Our mother has been attending That Place You Know for some time now. A friend told us about this amazing care center, and from day 1 we have never looked back. Krissy provides a nurturing family atmosphere in which my Mom feels totally comfortable, and is thriving. It takes a very special person to welcome people into their home on a daily basis and to be a caregiver at that! She fully engages our Mom with activities including cooking, baking, art, and music. Knowing that our beloved Mama is safe, happy and well cared for is a blessing that no words can adequately describe, and we are so very grateful.
It was only after my father died that my brother and I realized my mother’s “forgetfulness” was really dementia and we had to make some difficult decisions regarding my mother’s care. I researched extensively and while many places sounded good – used all the right buzz words and catch phrases, And looked good on the outside- with beautifully decorated surroundings I found out quickly there is a lot more to “care” then initially meets the eye. The reality is that you can pay someone to take care of your loved one but you can’t pay someone to care about them no matter how lovely the surroundings are. That is something is that has to come from within an individual caregiver, and is exceptionally hard to find.
My mother ultimately ended up at Sunrise in Burlington MA and we had the incredible good fortune to meet Krissy Wuerdeman, who was the “Life Enrichment Manager/Validation Practitioner” at the time. Words really can’t do justice to how incredible Krissy is. She didn’t just see my mother (or others) as elderly residents on the dementia floor, but as the unique individuals that they are. Krissy, treated my mother, with dignity, respect and love. She ran Validation groups and developed programming that met each person exactly where they were at. They weren’t just groups to pass the time but were interesting and stimulating. I saw people who never spoke, engage in ways I didn’t even know they were capable of doing.
Krissy became a true friend to my mother. And to me. I learned so much from her about loving a parent who has dementia and figuring out the best ways to connect despite the changes in my mom. Krissy’s compassion and humor are a rare and wonderful combination. An added bonus were Krissy’s incredible children who visited with my mother and formed relationships of their own with her. When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, Krissy was right by our sides for the 6 weeks until she passed away. Knowing that someone loved my mother- like she was her own family, made it possible for me to go to work and function during some very difficult times.
Krissy is an extremely gifted and rare individual and she is passionate about what she does. This work is a not a job for Krissy but a calling which shows up in every way. Krissy’s presence in my mother’s life- and in mine- is something I will carry with me and be grateful for the rest of my life.
Joyce Davis, LICSW
Krissy exudes love, understanding, relationship awareness, patience, and empathy to all individuals who enter into her life. Krissy uses her imagination and intuitive thoughts during practice in order to effectively communicate and engage with those living with memory impairment. Krissy’s desire to connect, communicate, and be of service to this population places a gift within the clients, their families and friends with peace of mind and gratitude.
C. Glass Regional Director CA Social Vocational Services, Inc.
Krissy is an educated, experienced, kind, loving, compassionate, dedicated, trustworthy and creative woman. My mom became a member of Krissy’s Validation group and the feedback from Krissy was very helpful to me when communicating with my mom. My mom being a part of this group also gave me an insight on how she was within a group setting on sharing her inner thoughts and sensitive feelings. I spent many hours with my mom and Krissy always had the clients’ full attention with constructive meaningful activities. On Valentine’s Day 2015, I arrived home after a long day at work and retrieved my mail. To my surprise there was a Valentine signed “Love You, Mom” (which was written with the best of my mom’s ability at the time). These valentines were made with Krissy. I told my mom that I received the valentine in the mail and she was so proud that it made me happy. Due to Krissy’s thoughtfulness and creativity, my mom and I will treasure that feeling we both felt forever!
Carol S., Massachusetts
Krissy has a kind and loving spirit. She is completely dedicated and fully engaged in helping others to learn more about themselves during times of challenge and fear. Through her empathic listening and unconditional acceptance, Krissy provides a strong intuitive insight…she is a gift not only to me but to all who are fortunate enough to share in her wonderful work in the world.
Kitrina C., RN, Cincinnati, OH
Krissy Wuerdeman brings care to people living with dementia to another level I have known Krissy on a personal and professional level for two years now, and seen first- hand how she changes the lives of those around her suffering from dementia and similar memory care deficits. Krissy sheds new light for the caregivers, families, and other professionals trying to understand this debilitating and often times confusing disease process. Her understanding of dementia and pioneering skills lead the way for the future of caring for those who suffer. Krissy’s techniques using validation method REALLY WORK! I have witnessed this new and revolutionary technique in action on Krissy’s mother as well as several other people she has volunteered to help along her journey. She is a true blessing, passionate, and above all selfless. A true inspiration to caregivers everywhere, and a light of hope for those we care about most. Original testimonial link.
M. Clauss, LPN
Hi, I’m George. My wife Sally was diagnosed with dementia in 2010. I recently learned about the practice of Validation and quickly realized how much of a powerful tool this technique is for caregivers. As Sally’s caregiver, I was fortunate to secure the services of Krissy Wuerdeman to assess and evaluate Sally’s stage of dementia. Krissy’s work has been remarkable, and she has earned my utmost respect and gratitude for the excellent, rewarding and compassionate Validation work she has performed for Sally. Krissy’s work, spanning a number of visits at various times produced very positive outcomes. She has been able to unearth a “life force” in Sally that has long been struggling to emerge. She has provided me with the feedback I have been seeking and hoping for throughout Sally’s confinement. Prior to the onset of her dementia, Sally was a very bright, active individual. She was a poet, a technical writer and an avid reader. I have long felt that Sally possesses a strong will to survive, but was ill-equipped to prove she was not wasting away as a result of her dementia. Now I feel confident in aggressively utilizing Krissy’s unique approach to Validation in restoring life to my relationship with Sally. Thank you Krissy for making this wonderful outcome possible.
George B., Merrimack
I have had the privilege of training Krissy Wuerdeman in Validation and of watching her grow in her skills. She drove 10 hours a number of times from New Hampshire to Lancaster PA to take my year long course. She has an innate empathy and a very strong work ethic. She is well-suited for Validation care of seniors with dementia. I love her passion for Validation and she is relentless in her loving and Validating care of seniors with dementia. She worked tirelessly with her mother that had dementia and I have witnessed a budding leader in the Validation movement. Anyone who could avail themselves of Krissy’s guidance in learning and growing in Validation would be richly rewarded.
James Day CVT and President of NAVA (North American Validation Association)
Krissy Wuerdeman excelled in my Stillpoint School program on Intuitive healing. She is bright, compassionate, articulate and very committed to making a difference for clients and their families who suffer from dementia. I encourage you to make an appointment and find the incredible value for yourself and your family member. Combining Intuitive Insight with the Validation Method creates the best possible outcome to directly and immediately begin to assist you and/or your loved one. I wish I had had this possibility when my mother was diagnosed with dementia. What a blessing.
Rev. Dr. Meredith Young-Sowers Founder, Director The Stillpoint School of Integrative Healing Author, Agartha, The Angelic Messenger Cards, Spirit Heals