Dementia-Friendly Leader®

Current list of organizations who have recently participated in the Dementia-Friendly Leader education with Dementia Together in Northern Colorado.  This is not a guarantee of services, but does reflect the commitment of leaders and staff  to providing person-directed dementia care.  Education includes the why, what, and how of person-directed dementia care, real time strategy sessions, and may also include Embodied Labs Virtual Reality experiences.

The big question to be answered when seeking professional help with dementia care at home or in residential setting:  What kind of training does your staff receive on an ongoing basis?  (How do you ensure your staff participates in education? What have they done in the last quarter? What difference do you see it making?)

If seeking residential care, add, “What are your staff ratios?”   There are many qualified, compassionate dementia care providers in Northern Colorado and some who are less qualified.  Long term care community staffing is a real issue throughout the country (not limited to Northern Colorado), so take your time and do your own research. Trust your intuition.  Research has shown that you keep your loved one home longer if you have chosen a residential care community location “just in case” it is needed.  Hiring well-trained companions at home, however, may eliminate the need for a move to residential care indefinitely.

Some organizations do their own training.  Those who have participated with our Dementia-Friendly Leader® education within the past six months include:

Better People Care, LLC

Garden Square of Greeley Assisted Living and Memory Care, Greeley

Good Samaritan Water Valley, Windsor

Larimer County Office on Aging

MacKenzie Place Memory Care, Fort Collins

Mirasol Senior Community, Loveland

Right at Home Home Care

Senior Helpers

Seniors Helping Seniors Home Care–Larimer and Weld Counties

Windsong Northridge, Greeley

Dementia Friendly Leader Training
7 Lakes Memory Care
Senior Helpers Completed Dementia Friendly Leaders Program
Senior Helpers