Recognition from Alzheimer’s Association benefits residents

At Stratford Commons Memory Care Community, we are continuously looking for ways to improve our best practices and the quality care we deliver to residents. That’s why we are honored to have been recently recognized for our professional dementia care training program.

Courtyard Training by Tutera Senior Living successfully completed the Alzheimer’s Association Curriculum Review*. The Review helps professional direct care workers remain on the leading edge of person-centered care for those living with dementia. Successful completion of the curriculum review reflects an organization’s commitment to using the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in their professional care worker training.

As we work with memory care residents, we realize the need to ensure our community’s training program for our team members reflects the most current evidence-based information. That’s why we chose the training and certification program offered through the Alzheimer’s Association. It validates the training we have in practice through our Courtyard program. Courtyard, featuring the THRIVE program, customizes each person’s care with past experiences, physical skills, routines and hobbies to help residents feel independent and maintain their existing skills.

Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

Courtyard Training by Tutera Senior Living is now recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for incorporating the evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas:

  • Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Person-centered care
  • Assessment and care planning
  • Activities of daily living
  • Behaviors and communication

Our valuable training helps us make a positive difference in the lives of our residents with dementia and in the lives of those who care for them. The training is recognized for being at the forefront of quality dementia care. The curriculum empowers our staff to better handle the complex challenges dementia care can bring. At the same time, it offers those individuals living with dementia to receive customized, individualized care.

Curriculum Review Process

The training program acknowledges that Courtyard is adhering to practices for the highest quality of care based on a comprehensive review of current evidence, best practices and expert opinion. The Dementia Care Practice Recommendations were created to help define quality care across all care settings as well as throughout the course of the disease. The guidelines were designed for professional care providers specifically in residential and community-based care settings.

What Does This Validation Mean for Seniors?

When we practice high-quality dementia care training such as this, it benefits seniors and their families who are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in many ways. The education our professional staff receives helps reduce dementia-related behaviors in residents and also boosts job satisfaction for our staff who gain more confidence in their abilities as they increase their knowledge of the disease.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.™ For more information, visit www.alz.org.

Why Stratford Commons?

Located close to Overland Park, Kansas’ best hospitals and medical facilities, our intimate setting memory care center radiates the warm, residential feel of home. With a secure Alzheimer’s and dementia area, we also provide diabetes management, home health and hospice care. A full calendar of activities, including entertaining performances, crafts and recreation, enhances the camaraderie within our community.

We welcome your questions about our care and community. For a personal consultation, call 913-851-8660.

*The Alzheimer’s Association statement of recognition is not an endorsement of the professional training or evaluation of the care provided by the facility. The statement is valid for two years from the date of issue.