The Alzheimer's Disease
Bill of Rights

In addition to standard care, Sunset Harbor Homes also recognizes the special challenges presented by working with patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Sunset Harbor Homes is committed to honoring every aspect of the Alzheimer’s Disease Bill of Rights, and providing optimum care for our residents.

This Bill of Rights was created by David Troxel, MPH and Virginia Bell, MSW, experts in dementia care. You can find more information about them and this type of care on their website

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Every person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia deserves:

  • To be informed of one’s diagnosis.

  • To have appropriate, ongoing medical care.

  • To be treated as an adult, listened to, and afforded respect for one’s feelings and point of view.

  • To be with individuals who know one’s life story, including cultural and spiritual traditions.

  • To experience meaningful engagement throughout the day.

  • To live in a safe and stimulating environment.

  • To be outdoors on a regular basis.

  • To be free from psychotropic medications whenever possible.

  • To have welcomed physical contact, including hugging, caressing, and handholding.

  • To be an advocate for oneself and others.

  • To be part of a local, global, or online community.

  • To have care partners well trained in dementia care.

 

The Best Friends™ Dementia Bill of Rights