Part One | Fundamentals of Person-Centered Dementia Care in Assisted Living Communities
Nearly 50 percent of residents in assisted living and skilled nursing communities are living with some form of dementia. 70 percent of those living with dementia in senior living communities are in assisted living.
To embrace this change, the way providers care for those living with dementia is evolving to include building dementia capable communities and fostering a positive culture change around how the disease is perceived among society.
In our ongoing series, we will be highlighting the key components to establishing practices that improve the quality of care for residents living with dementia in assisted living communities that can be read in 10 minutes or less. This series will include dietary, social, pain management, and social engagement recommendations, to name a few.
This information is primarily provided by the Alzheimer’s Association but other sources are noted. Please check references in each document for more information.