Living Well Joins AFA’s Excellence in Care (EIC) Specialist Program

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Dr. Doris Bersing, president and CEO of Living Well Assisted Living at Home, has been accepted to become an EIC Specialist for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA).

Living Well is proud to announce that they have become part of the Excellence in Care (EIC) Specialist program by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA).

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America’s Excellence in Care program consists of nationwide standards of excellence in care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. It assists facilities in reaching the highest standards of care for people with dementia and serves as a resource to caregivers searching for the best setting for their loved ones.

Dr. Doris Bersing, president and CEO of Living Well Assisted Living at Home, has been accepted to become an EIC Specialist for the AFA. As part of the team of EIC specialists, Dr. Bersing will undergo specialized training and will join other dementia care professionals to partner with different care settings to assure they meet the program’s standards of excellence. Key areas of review include environment, education, staff-client interaction and programming. The settings to be evaluated are:

  • Assisted living facilities
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Continuum of care residential communities
  • Adult day care/adult day healthcare programs

Care settings that successfully reach the standards established by this initiative will earn the status of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Excellence in Care Dementia Program of Distinction. Excellence in Care Specialists have no proprietary, financial, professional or other personal interest of any nature in the care settings that they evaluate.

Dr. Bersing had expressed her commitment to this project and said, “The EIC program by the American Alzheimer’s Foundation helps ensure the best quality of life for residents/clients of senior facilities and programs at the same time that helps provide ongoing and comprehensive training to the staff of these centers while enhancing knowledge and understanding of dementia.”

AFA developed Excellence in Care to partner with care settings in the establishment of a nationwide standard of excellence in care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Excellence in Care offers the opportunity for facilities to ensure that their dementia care settings meet the optimal care needs of their residents/clients. The program, created with the input of industry experts, consists of a comprehensive on-site evaluation and consultation on strategies to achieve the established standards for quality of care and to sustain performance.

AFA’s objective is for this program to help ensure quality of life for individuals with dementia and their families, and the availability of optimal care settings in local communities.

The Excellence in Care program serves as a resource for families selecting care settings for their loved ones. If a facility has the status of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Excellence in Care Dementia Program of Distinction, families know that the care setting has voluntarily gone through the Excellence in Care evaluation process and has met AFA’s national standard of excellence.

Living Well wishes Dr. Bersing the best of success in this new endeavor and contribution to the field of Alzheimer’s care.

About the company:
Living Well offers specialized care for adults with chronic and debilitating conditions — like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and mental illness — that compromise their ability to live safely in their homes. At Living Well Assisted Living at Home, they combine a team of experts and the use of smart technology with exceptional customer service to deliver personalized, comprehensive care to seniors and adults with cognitive, behavioral and movement disorders. Their approach to care at home enables those seniors and adults affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, other neurological disorders and mental illnesses to live independent and meaningful lives. At Living Well, they aspire to create a safe and nurturing environment while allowing for independence and dignity for seniors and adults and offering peace of mind to the children and family members. Visit their website for more information, http://www.livingwellah-sf.com.

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