On Friday, January 14, The Purple Flag Governance Committee in partnership with the Connecticut Assisted Living Association recognized The Greens at Greenwich with the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ accreditation. The Greens at Greenwich is the first Purple Flag accreditation awarded in 2022 and becomes the fifth community overall to be awarded accreditation.
“The Greens at Greenwich demonstrated extraordinary commitment in their successful Purple Flag accreditation submission,” said Christopher Carter, CALA President. “With this announcement, The Greens at Greenwich join a growing number of provider organizations who embrace best practices and aspire to excellence in the field of memory care.”
Accreditation is accomplished through:
- Enhanced Staff Education in Dementias and Dementia Care
- Demonstration of a Commitment to Best Practices and Excellence in Memory Care
- Self Attestation to Statements of Quality Contained in the Practice Recommendations of the Alzheimer’s Association (2018) and Additional Standards of Practice
Several other Purple Flag applications are currently pending as are submissions for accreditation by other providers in the state; therefore it is expected that other accreditation awards will take place during the year. The growth with that the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ is showing will result in broader recognition of the Purple Flag brand and enhancements to quality for those living with dementia in the coming year.
Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ is an accreditation program developed to recognize excellence and drive continuous improvement in the quality of services delivered by providers and their staffs who care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ was developed in collaboration between the Institute for Senior Living Education (ISLE), the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) and the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter in an advisory capacity. Upon accreditation, providers receive the distinctive purple flag as a symbol that communicates to the general public and consumers their commitment to leadership in the area of memory care.