Community — Fairview Commons Hosts Three-part Dementia Education Series for Caregivers

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (April 21, 2016) – Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, will offer a dementia education series for caregivers in May and June. The three-part program is free of charge and includes light lunches. Pre-registration is requested by calling 413-528-7120.

Understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors

The series, presented by Marcia McKenzie of the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, will be held on Tuesdays, May 24, May 31 and June 7, from 10:30 to noon each day at Fairview Commons, 151 Christian Hill Road, Great Barrington, Mass. Subjects include effective communication strategies, understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors, and healthy living for your brain and body.

Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a non-profit organization that has been caring for people in the Great Barrington area for more than 25 years. Fairview Commons provides top quality, personalized short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, restorative care and respite care, all in a warm, homelike setting.

Hospice services are available for compassionate end-of-life care. Fairview Commons has been recognized by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) with the Bronze Commitment to Quality award and the Silver Achievement in Quality Award, the first and second steps toward the Gold Excellence in Quality recognition. Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, an organization that integrates additional quality improvement principles into the daily operations with focus on improved resident outcomes.

Fairview Commons is owned by Berkshire Healthcare, a leader among nonprofit, post-acute care organizations in Massachusetts, and is managed by an affiliate of Berkshire Health Systems, the region’s leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services. For more information, visit www.fairviewcommons.org.

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