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.