Companion Aide Pilot

The purpose of the Companion Aide Pilot Project is to provide assistance to nursing facilities in advancing culture change with a focus on person-centered dementia care. The goal of the pilot is to provide financial assistance to interested and eligible facilities that are committed to person-centered dementia care through a dedicated "Companion Aide." The Companion Aide is a trained licensed nursing assistant (LNA) who champions person-centered dementia care with the goal of improving the lives of people with dementia, as evidenced by positive changes such as a reduction of the use of psychotropic drugs, incidence of resident to resident altercations, and improved staff satisfaction.

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Megan Tierney-Ward, Division Director
HC 2 South, 280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2070
Voice: (802) 241-0294
Fax: (802) 241-0385
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This is a Division of the
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
under the Agency of Human Services