CARF urges providers to assess dementia care standards

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Providers will soon be able to weigh in on new dementia care standards.

Starting Wednesday, these standards will be available for field review on the Web site of the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The aging division of the commission has been working with an International Advisory Committee of experts to develop the standards for a nursing home, assisted living, adult day, CCRC or aging services network.

To review the standards, go to http://www.carf.org. The home page has a section for field reviews. Click on this section to find the 24 dementia care standards. Note: The standards are only available for evaluation starting March 1. The field review will end April 5.