STATE COLLEGE — Juniper Communities just lately introduced by a press launch that two of its communities in State School acquired the Excellence in Care Dementia Packages of Distinction recognition by the Alzheimer’s Basis of America.
This nationwide, elite and coveted standing entails assembly the AFA’s rigorous requirements for dementia care settings and entails a radical examination course of together with an on-site go to and session. The requirements reviewed embody security and security, workers coaching, actions, interpersonal communication, and assembly residents’ physiological, useful and social wants.
That is the primary time Juniper Village at Brookline Rehabilitation and Expert Nursing has acquired the award, and the second time for Juniper Village at Brookline Wellspring Reminiscence Care.
“All through the previous two years, with the distractions of a pandemic, the main target of the Brookline Expert Nursing Facility workforce has remained to supply exemplary care and providers. I’m pleased with every workforce member, as their dedication to individualized reminiscence care wants for the residents they serve is receiving the nationwide recognition it so deserves,” mentioned Kathryn Bainbridge, nursing residence administrator, Juniper Village Rehabilitation and Expert Nursing.
Katie Mannino, government director, Juniper Village Wellspring Reminiscence Care, additionally thanked and congratulated everybody and mentioned, “I’m so very pleased with the workforce at Wellspring for attaining this award as soon as once more. Excellence is one thing we attempt for every single day in every part we do. Receiving this Excellence in Care award is one other nice technique to acknowledge and acknowledge the dedication of this workforce to supply high quality care and providers to the group.”
In a congratulatory letter from Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., president and CEO, AFA, he mentioned it’s a nice honor to congratulate Juniper’s groups on receiving The Alzheimer’s Basis of America Excellence in Care Distinction Award; and their reminiscence care and expert nursing communities will probably be acknowledged as fashions for dementia care of their group and nationwide.
Excellence in Care is believed to be the primary nationwide program involving complete requirements, on-site analysis and session to advertise continuous efficiency enchancment for dementia care settings, similar to assisted dwelling and expert nursing services, continuum of care residential communities and grownup day applications.
The voluntary requirements are a part of AFA’s mission to boost the bar on dementia care in the US and replicate what AFA believes to be the important parts of any high quality dementia care program. It additionally offers households with a way by which to measure services.
“As founding father of Juniper Communities, it is a fantastic affirmation that our groups are finishing up our mission of constructing the world a greater place by offering the absolute best care and nurturing the spirit of life in every resident we serve,” mentioned Lynne Katzmann, founder and CEO, Juniper Communities. “I applaud and thank them for tireless efforts.”