posted Jul 9, 2012, 12:13 PM by Frank Baskin   [ updated Jul 9, 2012, 12:16 PM ]
The Governor signed a bill about services for those with Alzheimer's disease and training for those who care for them.
Following is a summary..
Workers :...CLICK TITLE FOR MORE.... who treat dementia patients will receive specialized training, and nursing home and dementia special care units would be subject to minimum care standards
It will establish regulations to specify minimum safety and quality standards for dementia care units in long-term facilities, including guidelines for the physical design of the units that can allow for dementia-specific activities such as anti-wandering methods and a “therapeutic environment.”  

The Department of Public Health is also charged under the bill with implementing dementia-specific training for direct care workers, activity directors and supervisors in traditional nursing homes and special care units.