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Heartfelt story of Dassel’s Lakeview Ranch airs on FOX 9

NOV. 30, 2009

By Kristen Miller
Staff Writer

DASSEL, MN – An eight-minute segment about Dassel’s Lakeview Ranch was featured on FOX 9 News Nov. 24, giving viewers a different perspective on care for patients living with dementia.

The in-depth segment highlighted the difficulties of having loved ones with dementia, and the model of care that is used to care for the sometimes aggressive behaviors that come with the disease.

The segment was titled “Hidden Heaven,” which Delores Herr says is where her husband Vern is, at peace.

“They say there are really two goodbyes. The first one is hard when they take him out of the home, but there’s always that final one that you have to wait for,” Herr told the reporters.

The segment also explains that because Judy Berry, CEO of Lakeview Ranch, is so successful with her model of care, which greatly eliminates the need for medicating her patients, the government cuts the money she gets paid for patients on medical assistance, adding to the need for the Dementia Care Foundation.

To see the full segment, click on the link http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/In-Depth-Hidden-Heaven-nov-24-2009.


 

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