Distinguished Provider Recognition for a Facility Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a Dementia Care Specialists Distinguished Provider recognition?
A. Recognition of facilities that demonstrate a commitment to CPI’s Dementia Capable Care training and principles, which is the foundation for high-quality dementia care.
Q. What is Dementia Capable Care?
A. Care provided by care partners (therapists, nurses, aides, activity professionals, leadership, and others) who have the passion, heart, and skill to enhance the function, safety, and quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).
Q. What are the benefits of this recognition?
- Acknowledgement of commitment to and successful achievement of CPI’s Dementia Capable Care training.
- A listing on our online registry as a facility with this special status and who is a member of our Dementia Capable Network.
- An opportunity to contribute to the evidence through he provision of success stories, outcomes, and surveys.
- Connection with other facilities with Distinguished provider status for sharing advice, solutions, and success stories.
- The level of training achieved within the distinguished provider recognition helps to facilitate positive outcomes such as:
- Promote the highest possible level of function for those at all stages of Alzheimer's/dementia.
- Maximize overall health, emotional well-being, and safety for those at all stages of Alzheimer's/dementia.
- Attract and maintain quality staff.
- Empower/support staff to minimize burnout and staff turnover.
- Enhance referrals and census.
Q. What does the Dementia Care Specialists Distinguished Provider receive?
A. With successful achievement of Dementia Care Specialists Distinguished Provider recognition, a facility and/or the specific environment (such as a Dementia Special Care Unit) within the facility receives:
- A plaque identifying this special status awarded for a three-year period.
- A seal (provided electronically) that can be utilized on collateral pieces and the facility website.
- A pin for each team member trained in the Dementia Capable Care: Foundation Course.
- Public recognition as a Dementia Care Specialists Distinguished Provider; providers will be (a) listed on CPI’s online registry and (b) named in periodic press releases.
- Free access to two hours of additional education per year (after the first year) for each team member who completed Dementia Capable Care: Foundation Course.
- Opportunities to communicate with DCS and others within the peer network for upskilling, problem solving, networking, and best practice sharing.
Q. How is this recognition obtained?
A. There are four requirements. See links below. You can also view a chart that shows the 10 Steps to Become, Maintain, and Operate as a Dementia Care Specialists Distinguished Provider.