CALA Launches Purple Flag for Dementia Care Website

This week, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association launched the website for Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ at the registered domain,

Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ is an accreditation program developed to recognize excellence and drive continuous improvement in the quality of services delivered by providers and their staffs who care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ is a collaboration between the Institute for Senior Living Education (ISLE), the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) and the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter.  Upon accreditation, providers receive the distinctive purple flag to fly proudly at their provider settings.

“The launch and introduction of the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ website represents an important step in establishing a presence for the organization whose sole purpose is to promote excellence in dementia care”

Christopher Carter, President, Connecticut Assisted Living Association

ISLE began accepting Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ applications in the Summer of 2019 and has launched the official website the week before CALA plans to recognize the next Purple Flag accreditation recipient. This serves as proof that the accreditation is growing.

McLean is award the Purple Flag
Pictured left to right are David Bordonaro, McLean President & CEO; Carlene Rhea, McLean Director of Assisted Living & Resident Services; Lisa Clark, McLean Vice President; Betty Brennan, Purple Flag Chair & CALA Board Member; Christopher Carter, CALA President

“As we prepare to announce a new Purple Flag accreditation recipient, we are pleased about increasing awareness of the initiative and look forward to the strong potential for out of state collaboration that will result in broader recognition of the Purple Flag brand and enhancements to quality for those living with dementia.”, said Carter.

The website allows visitors to learn more about the accreditation and to even fill out an inquiry form that will allow them to receive efficient information, quickly. The first ever recipient of the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ was McLean in February of 2020. CALA plans to make more than one accreditation award per year going forward.

CALA is excited to recognize the next accreditation recipient and is looking forward to continued growth!


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