Pleasantries Adult Day Services
Pleasantries Adult Day Services was created to serve what is an under served population of people in the community. Those affected by any disease process which results in memory loss have a tendency to suffer with isolation and depression, especially in the earlier stages of memory impairment. Pleasantries creates a “home away from home” for the guests and a place to build a new social network. Guests are given an environment of acceptance, opportunity, and comfort.
About the Owner and Director
Tammy Pozerycki, MA, CADDCT, CFRDT, CDP
In 2008, Tammy Pozerycki created Pleasantries Adult Day Services, LLC in Marlborough, MA. Pleasantries is a successful home-based social model adult day program specializing in memory care for guests in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Tammy is personally familiar with Alzheimer’s as her maternal grandmother lived with the disease for years. It was a firsthand experience on how this affected her family members. Her passion to work with older adults with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and their families is a lifelong commitment. Tammy has extensive experience in the field of healthcare including long-term care nursing settings, assisted living facilities, adult day services, individual and family counseling, as well as, community-based services for older adults. Her career of 20 years includes positions as a Social Worker, Alzheimer’s Program Director, Clinical Liaison, and Director of Community Resource Development. Tammy also worked as an independent Geriatric Care Manager. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Tammy is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer; Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer; and Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. She is the creator of the specialized staff training program, Alternatives in Alzheimer’s Care™. Through the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter, Tammy facilitates a community based Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ support group. She established Create A Better Day Café™ which encourages caregivers along with their loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementia to attend an afternoon of socialization with others in a safe and accepting environment. Create A Better Day Café™ was the first established memory café in Massachusetts. Tammy was chosen to speak at the 2013 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston on Alternatives in Alzheimer’s Care™. She presented at various professional conferences including: MA Council of Activity Professionals, MA Assisted Living Association, and MA Council on Aging. Tammy provides Alzheimer’s education programs for caregivers and professionals in several communities.
About our Care Partners
Our care partners are caring and compassionate individuals who dedicate their day to our guests. Our care partners are certified in CPR and First Aid. They receive comprehensive initial and continuous training in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. They have various backgrounds including healthcare, education, program development, and senior services. As part of employment with Pleasantries, our care partners’ references and backgrounds are properly checked. Pleasantries averages one staff member to 4 or 6 guests.
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