Effective Training

Positive Approach™ to Care

> Honoring individuals abilities to meet their needs

> Training available at ALL of our memory care communities

> Supportive practices and encouragement to loved ones

The cornerstone of Summit Care’s Memory Care Program is adopted through the internationally renowned dementia care expert, Teepa Snow  who developed the Positive Approach to Care (PAC). The Positive Approach™ to Care is a delivery system of caregiver education which strives at all times to: Connect, Protect, Reflect, Engage and Respond

Summit Care employs a certified Dementia Specialist to provide on-going PAC training, mentoring and coaching to our staff as well as other health professionals, making our expertise available to our partners. This unique system of caregiver education helps each person, especially the resident, have more meaningful days. 


The Positive Approach has countless benefits!

> Teaches caregivers effective management techniques for challenging behaviors and stress triggers

> Uses specific techniques that encourage resident participation in daily life

> Provides training for a comprehensive understanding of dementia’s effect on the brain and behaviors

> Increases satisfaction of the resident, community and caregiver by celebrating individuality and uniqueness of each person.

Find out how we can make a difference

Highly Trained & Certified Dementia Specialist

Matthew Christopher

Matthew is a certified Physical Therapist Assistant and Director of Rehab for Summit Care Inc. Matthew has been working in the Physical Therapy field for the past 15 years and has spent 12 of those years working with Geriatrics and Memory Care. His passion for Memory Care led him to gain his certification as a PAC Independent Trainer, Mentor and Coach in 2018. The Positive Approach to Care (PAC) program was created by Teepa Snow, OTR/FAOTA and focuses on placing the person living with dementia in a pivotal role when determining what is needed in care. Working alongside Teepa Snow to achieve his Master Trainer certification, he currently uses his training to educate clinicians and caregivers throughout the U.S. on how to appreciate and support people through environmental and interaction modifications as they progress through the brain changes of dementia.