“We don’t give people living with dementia a chance to really be who they can be when we are doing everything for them, making decisions for them and just assuming that we have to decide what’s best for them,” Allen Power
A white paper entitled Elevating Experience for those Living with Dementia is available from the Beryl Institute. The paper describes the work of many national dementia experts including Comfort Matters staff. It is available for download at https://www.theberylinstitute.org/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=15602526
Schowalter Villa, a Bluestem Community, located in Hesston, Kansas has again successfully met the requirements to continue as a Comfort Matters Accredited Provider. Through demonstration of competencies and comprehensive interviews of the caregivers during the accreditation survey they continue to exceed the program standards. Through this accreditation process they have shown their commitment to “embed care practices … that provide the best quality of care and quality of life for persons with dementia.”
Vermilion Cliffs on Beatitudes Campus sucessfully re-accredits as a Comfort Matters Accredited Provider
The Beatitudes Campus’ advanced memory care neighborhood, Vermilion Cliffs, has again successfully achieved the Accredited Provider status with the Comfort Matters program. They have shown that they excel in providing comfort to their residents. The Comfort Matters program originated on the Vermilion Cliffs 22 years ago and continues to be a center of excellence and a leader in the field of dementia care across the United States.
During the week of February 10, 2020, Isabella Geriatric Center, part of the MJHS Health System located in New York, NY, successfully launched Comfort Matters in their Short-Term Rehabilitation program. They are the first organization in the United States to offer the Comfort Matters program to short-term rehabilitation staff and patients. Isabella Center is located in upper Manhattan and has pioneered the care of older adults since 1875. Comfort Matters has proudly partnered with Isabella Center’s memory care neighborhoods over the past 8 years. All three memory care neighborhoods have achieved the Comfort Matters accredited status and are designated Comfort Matters Accredited Providers. We are looking forward to working with our friends at Isabella Center as they begin this new chapter in giving comfort to their residents and staff.
We are pleased to announce that the La Posada retirement community located in Green Valley, AZ successfully launched the Comfort Matters program during the week of January 13, 2020 and is Comfort Matters newest partner dedicated to giving comfort to those who are dealing with the affects of dementia. La Posada has been providing services to the Seniors living in Southern Arizona area for over 35 years. Their not-for-profit, award winning, multi-faceted community serves as a national model for all others in our industry. We are proud and honored that Comfort Matters has been selected to be apart of their mission “To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.”
Tena Alonzo, Comfort Matters’ Director of Education and Research, has been invited and will be speaking at the upcoming American Society on Aging, (ASA), conference that will be held March 26th through the 28th in San Francisco, CA
We are pleased to announce that the Fairhaven Community located in Upper Sandusky, Ohio is the fourth community of United Church Homes Network, and the most recent of our partners to launch the Comfort Matters program.
June 7, 2017: After many months of dedicated application of Comfort Matters principals and demonstration of competencies in caring for their residents that have problems thinking, The Actors Fund Home in Englewood, NJ, has become the first Community in New Jersey and the latest Comfort Matters provider to become an accredited Comfort Matters provider.
We are very pleased to announce that, on March 27, 2017, the Trinity Community of Beaver Creek, OH, (part of the United Church Homes Care Communities), has joined the Comfort Matters family of Memory Care providers. Trinity is the second of the United Church Homes communities to launch Comfort Matters.