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Joint Commission Memory Care Certification

The Joint Commission and the Alzheimer’s Association are collaborating to address the quality and safety needs of patients and residents living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias through specialty memory care certifications for senior living providers.

Joint Commission Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers and Joint Commission Memory Care Certification for Assisted Living Communities provides a unique opportunity to recognize nursing homes and assisted living communities that are meeting evidence-based standards and implementing best practices for dementia care.

To help ensure quality, person-centered care, the requirements reflecting best practices in memory care, align with the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and build on existing accreditation requirements.

Market Distinction in Memory Care

Providers achieving this distinction will be recognized on Quality Check®- the web site which lists Joint Commission accredited/certified organizations – as well as in the Alzheimer’s Association's Community Resource Finder, a database of dementia and aging-related resources for those seeking programs and services. Organizations will also be able to display a certification logo associated with both The Joint Commission and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Learn more about these specialty certifications including eligibility criteria, certification requirements and access to the application for certification.

Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers Learn more on Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers


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