Our philosophy at Care Around the Block is that it's not enough to simply cope with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Our goal is to help our clients EMBRACE life and find purpose and meaning!
EMBRACE is designed to improve overall well-being and make our clients' lives easier.
For those early in the disease progression, we offer activities and ideas to help strengthen cognitive resilience and slow disease progression. If your loved one is living with advanced dementia, we target activities to engage through the senses and provide connections to increase quality of life.
EMBRACE is unique to CAB as it was designed in-house to address needs noted by our Care Managers. An EMBRACE cognitive assessment is completed by our EMBRACE Manager following the Care Management assessment.
Clients enrolled in the EMBRACE program engage in individualized activity sessions with their Certified EMBRACE Care Partner, with oversight from our EMBRACE Manager. Our EMBRACE Care Partners complete a rigorous 120-hour dementia care certification training to work with our EMBRACE clients.
Below is the meaning behind the acronym EMBRACE...
Meet Our EMBRACE Team
Angie Jones, COTA/L
Client Services Coordinator
Angie is originally from Coleshill, United Kingdom, but has lived in Knoxville for the past 13 years. She has a degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and is certified in home safety and human resources.
Angie first started at CAB as an EMBRACE Manager and has since transitioned to Client Services Coordinator. She is responsible for oversight and management of all private care client services. Angie continues to offer oversight for the EMBRACE program, but her main priority is client success and Care Manager oversight and coordination.
Angie plays an integral part of our Care Management team and ensures everyone involved has the support and guidance to succeed. Her favorite part of her job is advocating for people, educating family and caregivers, and doing meaningful work.
Outside of work, Angie enjoys family time, yoga, hiking, reading, cooking, traveling, and volunteering.