Dementia Friendly Leader®

The Dementia-Friendly Leader® program is a collaborative effort of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado® and the Alzheimer’s Association aimed at raising the standard of expected dementia care in Northern Colorado. Listing participating organizations on the dfcnoco.org website does not guarantee their level of care, but the designation does provide an indication of the level of commitment demonstrated by the leaders and staff of those organizations to invest in education needed to provide their clients and residents with competent, compassionate, person-centered care.

Help your organization become a Dementia-Friendly Leader® in Northern Colorado, raising the standard of dementia care in Northern Colorado

 

Dementia-Friendly Leaders®

Training for senior professionals in long term care senior living communities, home care agencies, hospice and palliative care organizations committed to investing in their staff so they are well-equipped to provide excellence in person-centered/relationship-based dementia care.

Why should your organization participate?

People living with dementia in Northern Colorado deserve the highest quality of care. Our community is increasingly aware of the many options for dementia care and the necessity to choose only the organizations committed to extensive staff education to ensure well-being for loved ones living with dementia.

Investment in training staff leads to improved job satisfaction and reduction in staff turnover

As a Dementia-Friendly Leader® in Northern Colorado, you receive:

  • recognition on the Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado website and Facebook page annually upon renewal and maintenance of designation
  • word of mouth recognition among support groups, memory cafés, medical clinics, case managers, community life enrichment, and educational groups as a participant in the effort to provide excellence in dementia care in our communities.

Current list of organizations who have participated in the Dementia-Friendly training in Northern Colorado

2017-2018 Dementia-Friendly Leaders–organizations (Senior Care/Long Term Care/Memory Care/Home Care/Hospice and Palliative care agencies) which have invested in 8 hours or more of dementia-specific training per year for their staff:

Seniors Helping Seniors Home Care

Senior Helpers

Senior Life Solutions Care Management

Right at Home Home Care

Home Instead Home Care

Pathways

Larimer County Office on Aging

Dementia Friendly Leader Training