Who We Are – Assured Assisted Living
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our residents suffering from Alzheimer’s and related dementias in a residential, home-style, least restrictive, but secure environment while providing ongoing support and peace of mind to their families through the dedicated services of competent, caring and compassionate Care Specialists.
Assured Assisted Living, LLC was founded in 2005 and is owned and managed by a wife and husband team: Sheryl A. Thompson, R.N., CMIS-I, President and CEO and John A. Thompson, Vice-President. Their professional experiences with seniors include being the founders and managing members of Assured Horizons Eldercare and Assured Horizons, LLC which was the largest company offering 14 residential care facilities for Alzheimer’s and medically frail seniors in Orange County, California from 1995-2004. Their passion and dedication to providing assisted living services for individuals with Memory Loss was in response to not being able to find the high quality, nursing home alternative that specialized in Memory loss for Sheryl’s own father who had been diagnosed with memory loss in 1994. Prior to opening the first Assisted Living Care Facility in 1995, Sheryl Thompson, RN was a Supervisor and R.N. First Assistant in Cardiothoracic Surgery at several prominent Cardiac Centers in Oregon and California and John Thompson was a Garden Grove Police Officer and Administrative Supervisor of Protective Services at Hughes Aircraft Co.
We are proud of the great employees who work for Assured Assisted Living (Alzheimers Care Parker, CO). Our Care Specialists are totally committed, highly qualified and carefully selected individuals who possess a heart for service, especially for those with some form of dementia. In addition to their previous experience, our Care Specialists recieve initial training that includes a specialized curriculum leading to national recognition as a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist (CMIS). The core of the program consists of five modules:
- Introduction to Memory Impairments
- Activities of Daily Living
- Living Environment
Their professional skills are also continually enhanced through our own extensive series of dementia-specific mini-modules exclusive to Assured Assisted Living. The continual training program facilitates the staff by acquiring a whole bank of ideas and successful strategies for improving the quality of care they provide for individuals with memory loss.
Sheryl Thompson, R.N., CMIS-I is dedicated full time to making Assured Assisted Living the best Memory Care facility in our region. She visits every prospective resident prior to moving in to begin the assessment and care planning process. Reviewing the cognitive skills of each resident allows for the developement of a customised program that provides the structure and support to meet individual needs. She will also assist and advise residents and family members as they struggle with difficult long-term care issues. In addition, Sheryl will also be managing the day to day operations of the facilities by providing ongoing monitoring of our residents and supportive oversight to our Care Specialists. This Registered Nurse involvement means that Assured Assisted Living (Alzheimers Care Parker CO) staff get the guidance they need to safely assist our residents who live with chronic illness, disability or memory loss.
Memberships and Organizations
Our previous and current involvement in the community and statewide organizations ensures that we give back to the community and stay current of the changes within the industry. Current:
- National Memory Institute’s Certified Memory Impairment Specialist Instructor
- Colorado Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
- Colorado Assisted Living Association
- Southwest Coalition on Aging
- East Coalition for Senior Services
- Assisted Living Nurse’s Association
- Colorado Licensed Registered Nurse
- California Licensed Registered Nurse
- Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Helpline Volunteer
- Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Memory Walk Steering Committee
- Orange County, CA State Licensing Advisory Committee
- Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County, CA Founder’s Club
- Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County, CA Board Member
- California Assisted Living Facilities Association
- Community Residential Care Association of California
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