Avista Sun City West Memory Care is lucky to have some award-winning staff that we know will have a big impact on the lives of our residents and the surrounding area. As the premier memory care community in the area, Avista Sun City West is committed to offering the best care for our residents and the best work environment for our team.
Award-Winning Administrator Appointed
You might not think about it, but there are countless steps to managing a good memory care community. From good care to tasty food, so many things have to be running smoothly to give residents a great experience and create a loving environment that many call home. At the helm of this whole experience is the Executive Director.
Avista Sun City West Memory Care is proud to announce our new Executive Director, Ami Mendez, to this role! We are sure that our residents and the entire surrounding community will benefit greatly from her many years of experience in senior living. Ami has received many awards and accreditations during her time in the senior living industry and is an exciting addition to the team at this wonderful community. Here’s a brief bio on the wonderful Ami Mendez:
Ami is a distinguished Nursing Home Administrator and an Assisted Living Manager. She is the recipient of the American College of Healthcare Administrators “Eli Pick leadership award” given for consistency in exceptional outcomes and has been in Arizona Skilled Nursing and elder care services since 1991.
She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and enjoyed her past role as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Ottawa University where she educated Masters level students on the dynamic of Organizational Theory and Behavior.
Having served in multiple healthcare settings over the past 25+ years, she has invaluable experience, including multiple deficiency-free surveys, multi-site supervision, home health, skilled nursing, assisted living, for-profit, not-for-profit, memory care, and CCRC environments; all with consistent award-winning outcomes!
Ami is an Arizona native and has three children: Alec, Zachary, and Alyssa.
We welcome Ami and look forward to working with her as she changes the lives of so many wonderful seniors in the Sun City West area. With her guidance, Avista Sun City West Memory Care will continue to improve and give our residents a safe and happy place to call home.
Certified Dementia Practitioner Added
When it comes to memory care communities, it’s important that the staff really understand dementia and Alzheimer’s. Often times our residents struggle with some form of dementia and require more specific methods of care to address their concerns.
Avista Sun City West is lucky to have a certified dementia practitioner on the team, Jeannie Dibble. Jeannie has been working in the senior living industry for 30+ years and is a wonderful resource to residents of our community and the entire area of Sun City West. She is a great resource for those looking for more information on memory care and helps lead the team in advanced memory care protocols.
Innovative New Alzheimer’s Protocol
In addition to an excellent team, Avista Sun City West is one of the few communities in the Phoenix valley to implement the Enhance Protocol, an Alzheimer’s treatment protocol to help reduce and even reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Based on research from Dr. Dale Bredesen, the Enhance Protocol is an incredible option for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease that may have lost hope. Enhance focuses on many different factors like diet, sleep, supplementation, genetics, and more to create a personalized treatment plan that focuses on the disease holistically.
Deficiency-Free As Of August 8th, 2019
Just as health inspections let people know which restaurants are safe (or not!) to eat at, the State of Arizona carries out random inspections on senior living communities to assure that good care is being provided. Our most recent inspection on 8/8/19 resulted in a 100% deficiency-free score, the best you can do! We’re very proud of our team and the type of care they provide for our residents, and we have no doubt that the incredible leadership of Ami Mendez helped in receiving this perfect score.
We love our community and the seniors that we serve. With all the exciting changes happening, we are inviting those of the surrounding area to get to know Ami and Jeannie or just learn more about the Enhance Protocol. Please call us at 623-469-7728 if you want to:
- Schedule a tour to meet Jeannie and Ami
- Ask questions about Enhance
- Just have questions about memory care in general and want advice
Give us a call at 623-469-7728 for anything you might need!