dig-ni-ty (noun) the state of being worthy of honor and respect


Leslie Pedtke, LHNA, Author
Consultant. Speaker. Collaborator.

My Mission

To teach communities to foster trusted relationships between residents, staff and family. That we are all seen as equal partners working towards the same goal of highest practicable well-being.

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What Living as a Resident Can Teach Long-Term Care Staff

by Leslie Pedtke

“In my work with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, I have had the opportunity to observe how hundreds of skilled nursing homes, assisted living, and adult day care centers (in 28 states and internationally in 7 countries) take care of people. With Leslie Pedtke’s innovative leadership, Aviston Countryside Manor ranks among the best-run communities I have had the honor of working with. When I participated in Through the Looking Glass, I learned so much about empathy and myself. While this book is not a magical key—it takes daily hard work to achieve what Aviston Countryside Manor has achieved—I can say if you follow Leslie’s steps, it will lead you to a magical place; a truly person-centered, respectful, and loving community.”
—Gary Glazner
Founder and Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Poetry Project