Darrell Coons of the Alzheimer’s Association speaks at the ceremony honoring the Distinguished Provider status of Provision Living at Godfrey.
Dementia Care Specialists (DCS) has recognized Provision Living at Godfrey in Godfrey, IL as the third facility to achieve the status of Distinguished Provider—the highest credential in dementia care.
The award was presented at a special recognition ceremony on September 18, 2012. Godfrey mayor Mike McCormick and Alzheimer’s Association outreach coordinator Darrell Coons spoke at the ceremony.
Launched in 2011, the Distinguished Provider program honors facilities’ commitment to the DCS training philosophy and abilities-based approach, which improves function, safety, and quality of life for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD).
Distinguished Providers demonstrate a commitment to high-quality, person-centered dementia care. This includes compliance with training standards and the implementation of CPI's Dementia Capable Care training and principles. For individuals at all stages of ADRD, these principles promote the highest level of function, maximize health and safety, and help maintain dignity and quality of life.
With more than 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's/dementia, and many more projected to develop the disease over the coming years, the level of care provided by Provision Living at Godfrey serves as an example by which to elevate the standard of dementia care.
In addition to recognizing facilities, DCS also recognizes therapists and care partners who demonstrate the passion, skills, and heart to deliver Dementia Capable Care. DCS welcomes both facilities and individual practitioners to apply to the Distinguished Provider program.
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For more information, contact Robert D. Rettmann, CPI director of research and communications, at 414.979.7075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.