Yes. In fact independence is a core part of our Guiding Principles at Heartwood:

“As a team, we believe in promoting a ‘person-centered’ model of care that guides our approach to treatment and support strategies… a world in which residents truly direct their own care and make their own choices about how they spend their time.”

We’ve found that dignity and independence go hand in hand to help our residents maintain high self-esteem and feel at home.