Dementia Society of America Recognizes Selfhelp’s Commitment to Education around Dementia
Today, The Selfhelp Home announced it is the recipient of the Dementia CARER™ Award given by the Dementia Society of America (DSA).
The Dementia CARER™ Award is given to a person or community that provides outstanding care to those living with Dementia and their care partner(s).
“When you think of them, you think “Service Above Self.” Selfhelp exemplifies this definition in the way they have worked to improve the entire organization’s knowledge, competency and sensitivity to individuals living with dementia,” said DSA’s President, Kevin Jameson.
Selfhelp was acknowledged for its commitment to providing its staff with ongoing comprehensive Dementia training and education. DSA also acknowledged for the long history of care to older adults and a most vulnerable group of holocaust survivors.
Dementia Society of America® (DSA) is the nation’s leading volunteer-driven all-Dementias awareness organization. DSA provides an information hotline (1-800-DEMENTIA®), many online resources, and an easy-to-use, web-based locator, which can help families and individuals find valuable support near to them.
DSA underwrites through its Ginny Gives® Program, non-medical activities focused on: music and singing; dance and movement; the visual arts, touch, and sensory stimulation. The Dementia CARER™, Dementia SMART®, and Dementia QUEST® Programs provide recognition to those who serve the Dementia community through meaningful care, innovation and research respectively.