Large-scale projects for the elderly
Dan solves large-scale problems for organizations serving the elderly.
His knowledge of elder care, his vast experience and unique skill set
provide a host of services for organizations working to better the lives
of elders in the community.
These services include:
**Excellence in Care Evaluation
Dan Smerken is an Excellence of Care Specialist and can evaluate your
Assisted Living Facility, Memory Care Facility, Adult Day Health
Program, or Adult Family Home for the Excellence of Care Designation.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) developed Excellence of Care
to partner with care settings in the establishment of a nationwide
standard of excellence in care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease
or related dementias.
Excellence in Care offers the opportunity for facilities to ensure that
their dementia care settings meet the optimal care needs of their
residents/clients. The program, created with the input of industry
experts, consists of a comprehensive on-site evaluation and consultation
on strategies to achieve the established standards for quality of care
and to sustain performance.
A dementia care professional who has undergone comprehensive training—an
AFA Excellence in Care Specialist—will partner with the care setting to
meet the program’s standards of excellence. Key areas of review
include: environment, education, staff-client interaction and
Care settings that successfully reach the standards established by this
initiative will earn the status of Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Excellence in Care Dementia Program of Distinction.
Dan has over 15 years of experience in the development and management of
specialized facilities fro older adults. A list of these projects can
be located at http://smerken.com/professionals/Housing