EPOCH Senior Living, a provider of senior living services throughout the Northeast, recently announced that its three Connecticut communities earned the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ accreditation. The Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) awarded Waterstone on High Ridge, along with Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk and Bridges® by EPOCH at Trumbull, with the accreditation. The honors come following an extensive audit of each community and the ways they embrace best practices in memory care.
The team at Waterstone on High Ridge, joined by representatives from CALA and several local dignitaries, raised the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ during a special ceremony at the community’s one-year anniversary celebration on Flag Day, June 14.
“This accreditation signifies us as a leader in the field of memory care,” said Joanna Cormac Burt, chief operating officer of EPOCH Senior Living. “Our team members are trained to deliver expert care and personalized services that create the most rewarding, secure and nurturing lifestyle possible for our residents living with dementia. We’re thankful for CALA’s work to continue enhancing the lives of seniors and their families….”
Of the top 10 causes of death, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one death that currently cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. An estimated 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. That number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million by 2050 according to the Alzheimer’s Association®.