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Sharon Towers is now an accredited Comfort Matters® provider for caring for people with dementia
After a year-long education process, Charlotte, N.C.-based Sharon Towers has now received accreditation by Comfort Matters®
The accreditation process took 13 months and included an intense review of the organization's practices, pertinent medical records, verification of staff competencies and integration of Comfort Matters® policies and procedures as it pertains to the care given to residents. After an initial five-day on-site educational program for all levels of Sharon Towers' team, Comfort Matters® educators and consultants met with the team for weekly coaching calls and an additional onsite visit from the Comfort Matters® team to guide them into meeting benchmarks for adoption of evidence-based best practice standards for people with dementia, their families and staff. Sharon Towers met the milestones and now is part of an elite group of long-term care providers known for excellence in dementia care.
"Sharon Towers is highly committed to making a difference in the lives of people living with dementia," says Tena Alonzo, director of Comfort Matters®. "As an accredited Comfort Matters® provider, they have met the standard in providing a holistic and person-directed approach to serving people with dementia."
"After a national search for the best approaches in dementia care, we were delighted to have found Beatitudes and their Comfort Matters® program," says Anne Moffat, President and CEO of Sharon Towers. "Our team has worked very hard to achieve this accreditation and we are very proud to be the first facility in North Carolina to offer this person centered model that truly focuses on the comfort of each individual."
About Sharon Towers:
Sharon Towers (http://www.sharontowers.org) is a continuing care retirement community, or "CCRC", offering independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care. Founded in the late 1960's by Presbyterian leaders in Charlotte, the not-for-profit community is home to 330 residents on a wooded, 28-acre campus on Sharon Road in the heart of SouthPark.
About Comfort Matters®:
Comfort Matters® is a philosophy, a care practice and an evidence-based accredited education program that offers a holistic and integrated approach to improve the quality of care and quality of life for persons with dementia. The program has received national recognition and awards for professional education and for advancing quality of life.
About Beatitudes Campus:
Founded in 1964, Beatitudes Campus is a faith-based not-for-profit life plan community offering a wide spectrum of services for older people including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support and home care services. Beatitudes Campus is a center of excellence and a leader in the field of aging services. The campus offers a model of wellness that promotes soundness of mind, spirit and body.