BBET Program in Greenville
Brethren Retirement Community now offers the award winning-BBET program to help improve the lives of those living with dementia, as well as to reduce the stress their disease places on caregivers and their loved ones. It is available to all our residents in our Enhanced Living and Healthcare Neighborhoods.
Based on the Science of Ergonomics and Neuroscience this program works to improve the quality of life for every resident and was developed by Dr. Govind Bharwani, a nationally recognized expert in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. The BBET program (Behavior Based Ergonomics Therapy) is an innovative approach to engaging residents and managing behaviors. It was the result of a collaboration with Wright State University and the Alzheimer’s Association and has received six national awards for its significant improvements in reducing behaviors, medications and falls.
The BBET program offers multiple therapies that help to reduce mental stress, prevent behaviors from escalating and provide mental exercises. Each resident has a customized plan based on their interests, information their family provides, and their cognitive level. It is available to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our memory care staff receives specialized training to understand resident behaviors, communicate with compassion, and learn ways to engage each resident so they receive the most benefit and enjoyment from the therapy.
We have many success stories from families and staff. Many families report their visits with their loved ones are more enjoyable, with more meaningful interaction and less behaviors. After the therapy, residents are calm for hours and often enjoy more restful sleep. The therapy works—it improves the quality of life for both the resident and their caregivers.
No other facility in this area offers the BBET program. We not only offer it, we offer it throughout our facility for residents, staff, and families to enjoy!