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Provide letter grades to all private assisted living facilities and nursing homes that
care for New Yorkers with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
The restaurant letter grading system is quickly becoming part of everyday life. Theletter grading system informs consumers about the health department violations atthat establishment before you sit down to eat. Creating a letter grading system for allprivate assisted-living facilities and nursing homes that care for people with Al
zheimer’s and Dementia
allows families and sufferers to make an informeddecision about where to place their loved ones.
Create a city-wide data base of all certified home care workers trained in dementia &
When family members, along w
ith the people who suffer from Alzheimer’s &
Dementia, decide on who to hire as a home care worker, the process can often belong and confusing. As the demand for home care workers increases this database will make the process easier and more transparent.
Create Uniformed Standards For Home Care Workers.
As the Baby Boomer generation gets older, home care workers are one of the fastestgrowing occupations in our City. We need to put into place stronger standards (suchas licensing) on how one becomes certified to become home care workers. People
suffering from Alzheimer’s and their families deserve the peace of mind knowing
that these home care workers are qualified and responsible.
Reduce turnover among home care workers by providing them with better wages,benefits, training, and career ladder incentives.
Overhaul the NYC Department for the Aging’s Alzheimer’s & Caregiver Resource
Currently very few New Yorkers are aware that this center exists and what services itprovides. This resource center needs to be better publicized.
Create demonstration employment programs to determine what type of jobs could be done by people who suffer from Alzheimer's & Dementia.
Being diagnosed with
& Dementia doesn
t mean that your life is over. We need to create employment programs that will keep people engaged andmotivated. Someday work/employment may prove to slow down the progress of thedisease.