Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ Accreditation Expands to a Third State: Cornerstone at Hampton Senior Living Becomes New Hampshire’s First

Cornerstone at Hampton is the first senior living community in New Hampshire to achieve Purple Flag for Dementia Care™, initiating the expansion of Purple Flag accreditation across three states. This accreditation places Cornerstone at Hampton among a select group of senior care organizations recognized for their exceptional commitment to providing high-quality memory care and enhancing the lives of all residents.

Established in 2020, the Purple Flag accreditation program has gained widespread adoption within the industry, particularly in the northeastern region of the United States. In the year 2023 alone, 26 distinct senior living communities across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and now New Hampshire were awarded Purple Flag accreditation. This brings the total number of Purple Flag-accredited communities to 31, with more anticipated in the coming year as the program continues to elevate standards and redefine excellence in senior care. 

Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ is a collaboration between the Institute for Senior Living Education (ISLE) and the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA). The program’s standards evaluate an organization’s capacity to provide collaborative care in a safe, functional and respectful environment, ensuring high-quality care and overall quality of life for residents. 

As part of the evaluation process, Cornerstone at Hampton had to demonstrate adherence to 60 best practice standards and training outlined by Purple Flag for services provided to individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Cornerstone at Hampton is the seventh Senior Living Residences (SLR) community to receive accreditation as part of the organization’s system-wide qualification initiative.

The flag-raising event provided an opportunity for the community’s management, staff, residents, family members and local eldercare professionals to celebrate the milestone achievement. The purple flag will now fly in front of the community as a symbol of excellence in dementia care.

“We found a like-minded organization in Purple Flag, which has recognized the importance of a person-centered approach and built an entire framework around it to hold communities and organizations like ours to a higher standard for dementia care,” said Katrina June, Executive Director of Cornerstone at Hampton. “I want to commend Chris Carter and Purple Flag for creating this new standard for memory care and for giving us this opportunity to be trendsetters in the state of New Hampshire, raising the bar for our state’s assisted living industry.”

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Cornerstone at Hampton for becoming the first community in New Hampshire to earn Purple Flag accreditation, thereby adding a third state to the program’s growth,” said Christopher Carter, President of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA). “Their team’s commitment to moving senior living care forward to better the lives of residents and their families is extraordinary.”

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Photo 1 – The team at Cornerstone at Hampton poses proudly with their Purple Flag.

Photo 2 – The team at Cornerstone at Hampton raises their Purple Flag.



Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ is an accreditation program developed to recognize excellence and drive continuous improvement in the quality of services provided by those who care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ originated through a collaboration between the Institute for Senior Living Education (ISLE) and the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA). Upon approval, providers receive the distinctive purple flag as a symbol that communicates their commitment to leadership in the field of memory care. 

To learn more about Purple Flag and for media inquiries, please contact Christopher Carter at [email protected]


As residents’ needs change over time, Cornerstone at Hampton provides just the right mix of independence and support. Cornerstone at Hampton features spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as an array of gorgeous community spaces designed to support a vibrant community of individuals doing the things they love, trying new experiences and enjoying the company of their neighbors. See their photo gallery or take a virtual tour. Residents enjoy a supportive lifestyle with personalized services, innovative daily programming, a fine dining experience featuring an award-winning Brain Healthy Cooking Program, and upscale amenities including a full-service salon, library, café, theater, creative arts room & fitness center. Cornerstone at Hampton’s service-enriched traditional Assisted Living neighborhood features EnrichedLIFE experiences and adventures, designed to encourage life-long learning and discovery. Cornerstone also features a state-of-the-art, secure Compass Memory Support Neighborhood®. This comprehensive, holistic treatment program for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia is affiliated with the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and specifically designed to enhance residents’ independence, comfort and opportunities for socialization.

To learn more about Cornerstone at Hampton, please call 603-929-6300 or email [email protected].


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