Pennsylvania Area Frederick Living Awarded ‘Excellence in Care’ Distinction’
By Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
NEW YORK (August 31, 2018)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced that Frederick Living, of Pennsylvania, has met its national standards, achieving AFA’s “Excellence in Care (EIC) Dementia Care Program of Distinction.”
Dementia care settings are eligible to attain this status following an extensive evaluation of staff, procedures, and environment, to assess the level of dementia care and ensure best practices.
“Frederick Living is the embodiment of quality dementia care and operates at the highest level. They are always looking for new ways to improve care and its delivering, benefiting this most vulnerable population of their community,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of AFA. “We are pleased to recognize them with the Excellence in Care distinction.”
To earn this distinction, EIC sites must meet certain standards set forth by AFA focusing on the following three areas: facilitating meaningful living; promoting safety and security in the environment; and achieving overall health and wellness of the care community being serviced.
Eligible to participate in AFA’s Excellence in Care Dementia Care Program of Distinction are:
assisted living residences; skilled nursing facilities; long-term care residential communities; adult day programs; group homes; and senior centers that provide care to individuals living with dementia.
“The entire Frederick Living community is thrilled to be affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America through the Excellence in Care accreditation program,” said Katie Reilly, MSG, Assistant Personal Care Administrator of Frederick Living. “The achievement of this accreditation has been a goal of our community for some time, and it’s wonderful to see it come to fruition. As a newly-accredited dementia care specialist community, we have reaffirmed our passion and commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate, person-centered memory care for all of our residents. We look forward to working with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America on future endeavors to benefit our residents and families.”
Molly Fogel, LCSW, AFA’s Director of Educational and Social Services, said “Frederick Living exemplifies the qualities AFA looks for in awarding EIC distinction: an educated staff, safe environment, and ability to focus on the unique and individualized needs of each person living with the illness.”
About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA):
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, is a non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include a national, toll-free helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, the National Memory Screening Program, educational conferences and materials, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.
About Frederick Living:
Frederick Living is a close-knit not-for-profit continuing care retirement community nestled in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside of Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania. Rooted in the Mennonite heritage, Frederick Living honors the dignity and autonomy of each person who lives and works here, regardless of their faith journey. We offer apartment, cottage, and villa homes with a range of services and amenities as well as a complete spectrum of continuing care, including personal care, licensed health care, rehabilitation services, respite, and memory support services. Frederick Living works to seamlessly integrate principles and practices of wellness, person-centered care, and employee engagement into all levels of living and service.