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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 programming.

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.

**Housing Development

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

**Supportive Services

**Organizational Services