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Massachusetts improving dementia, Alzheimer’s care

By June 14, 2012Neglect

The Boston Globe reports new standards are on the way for Alzheimer’s and dementia care in the state of Massachusetts.

A proposal to create new minimum rules when dealing with affected nursing home residents is one step closer to becoming a law after the state Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday that would require the Massachusetts Department of Health to establish the new standards.

Under the new bill, the Department of Health will work with the Alzheimer’s Association and state facilities to develop standards of care and training for all direct-care workers, activities directors and supervisors, according to The Examiner.

The bill also states that there should be programs in dementia special care units that provide activities geared toward patients. Senator Patricia Jehlen thinks this is a good step for health care in Massachusetts.

“I think it is really important for people to have some confidence that their relatives, or the people they care about, are getting appropriate care,” she said.

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