Staff, Resident Outcomes Soar in Comfort-First Dementia Care Model

Beatitudes, a life plan community in Phoenix, Arizona, has recently garnered attention for how it provides dementia care to patients.  The approach has caught on with providers who are seeing better resident outcomes and operational performance using the model.

Three not-for-profit New York City communities—Cobble Hill Health Center, Isabella Geriatric Center and The New Jewish Home in Manhattan—are among those that have adopted the Beatitudes model. They have all achieved positive results since doing so, according to Ann Wyatt, manager of palliative and residential care for CaringKind, formerly the New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Those results include reduced use of antipsychotic medications, decreased hospitalizations, fewer staff call-outs and increased satisfaction and engagement among residents, staff and families, Wyatt said this week at the American Health Care Association (AHCA) annual conference in Las Vegas. Click here to learn more.

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