CaringKind’s Palliative Care Initiative Revolutionizes Nursing Home Care for New Yorkers with Advanced Dementia

Three New York City nursing homes successfully implement palliative care programs for residents with dementia and are the first in the state to earn Comfort Matters® accreditation. The need for this kind of specialized care for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s is important. Roughly 75 percent of people with dementia will spend time in a nursing home, most typically in the moderate and advanced stages.

Known as Comfort Matters®, the program is revolutionizing dementia care in long-term care facilities by educating care providers about evidence-based best practices that focus on the comfort of residents. In addition to teaching individual staff at the long-term care facilities, ongoing Comfort Matters® education focuses on organizational changes needed to implement improved practices in key areas. Click here for more information.

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