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PORTLAND, Ore.—Insight Senior Living announced today its Purposeful Connections Signature Program is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for successfully completing curriculum review and incorporating its evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication.

“We are pleased to have this acknowledgment of our signature program from the Alzheimer’s Association that I believe speaks to our priority and passion of educating our care partners on person-centered care with resident engagement, said LisaAnn Shelton, president and CEO of Insight Senior Living. “This is just another step to accomplishing our mission of bringing joy and opportunity to each of our residents and team members.”

Insight Senior Living will provide the Purposeful Connections Signature Program in its entirety to care partners in their Ativo Senior Living communities, which are located in Yuma, Sundance, and Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Albuquerque, N.M.

Providers who train their staff with a training program recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association are also eligible to purchase the essentiALZ certification exam for their staff. The essentiALZ exam is an online individual certification exam that tests for understanding of quality dementia care practices. Professional care workers who pass the exam are certified in essentiALZ for two years.

“The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased that Insight Senior Living is aligning its training program with our Dementia Care Practice Recommendations,” said Beth Kallmyer, MSW, vice president of care and support at the Alzheimer’s Association. “By taking this step, Insight Senior Living has demonstrated their commitment to providing evidence-based training with a person-centered focus at its core.”

High-quality dementia care training can lead to improvement in communication between caregivers and people living with dementia, a reduction in dementia-related behaviors and an increase in job satisfaction and staff retention.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers flexible options for providers and individuals to implement quality care. For information on pathways to training and certification, visit

For more information about Insight Senior Living and their management services, please visit their website at To learn about Ativo Senior Living and their various communities, more information can be found at

Recognition from the Alzheimer’s Association is not an endorsement of the organization or the care provided.

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