Now when a facility says they have Specialized Dementia Care they can prove it.
It takes a special kind of person to work in a nursing home. It takes an extra special person to work with those who have dementia. Many of the things that makes someone a good caregiver for a patient with cognitive needs are not things that can be taught. They are the inherent qualities in a person that allow them to connect with someone no matter what the situation, and to be able to convey a feeling of understanding, compassion and care.
If you don't have a geriatric care manager to guide you to the best care options, please ask the facilities to show you their Memory Care Certification, This is in addition to previously established accreditation requirements which take effect this month for all care facilities who specialize in this level of care.