Áegis Living Kent Awarded Memory Care Certification from The Joint Commission

April 19, 2024

BELLEVUE, WA — Áegis Living has announced in a press release that Áegis Living Kent, in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington, has earned Joint Commission Memory Care Certification for Assisted Living Communities. The certification uses standards developed in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and helps demonstrate an assisted-living community’s commitment to provide high quality, safe care for residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The certification program is designed to enhance the care of residents who suffer from memory-impacting conditions and enable these residents to stay engaged in their surroundings based on their cognitive abilities and to function at the highest level possible for as long as possible. Áegis Living Kent is the first memory care community in Washington to receive this accreditation.

“When it comes to caring for residents, exceeding standards is deeply rooted in Áegis’ mission and obtaining this certification underscores the Kent team’s unwavering dedication to delivering the highest quality memory care services possible,” said Julie Ambachew, vice president of clinical services at Áegis Living.

To qualify, Áegis Living Kent underwent a rigorous onsite survey with a Joint Commission surveyor who evaluated compliance with related certification standards, including staff knowledge and competency, medication management process, observation of the staff in coordination with residents, and a safe and supportive physical environment.

“Memory care certification recognizes Áegis Living’s commitment to fostering continuous improvement in patient and resident safety and quality of care,” said Ken Grubbs, CNO, ACOOPS, executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Áegis Living Kent for achieving this certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.”

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These certification standards were created with input from the Alzheimer’s Association, healthcare experts and providers, residents, and caregivers in accordance with Joint Commission guidelines.

Áegis Living Kent is a specialized senior assisted-living community that offers memory-care services for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

With more than 26 years of experience, Áegis Living is a privately held company that offers assisted living and memory care. Headquartered in this Seattle suburb, it operates 36 communities in Washington, California, and Nevada, with a number of additional communities in development.

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