Dementia – Home Caregiver and Senior Adult Woman
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Irvine, CA-based Silverado has become the first US-based organization to earn accreditation from Alzheimer’s Disease International after becoming the first care provider anywhere to receive the accreditation since the launch of the accreditation program in 2021. 

The ADI accreditation process included a comprehensive report and evaluation of Silverado’s existing educational and training programs. Following a seven-month review and approval process, the ADI Global Review Panel visited two of the provider’s communities in Southern California.

Shook and Senior Vice President of Clinical Services Kim Butrum, MS, RN, GNP, are attending ADI’s global conference in Krakow, Poland, this week, where Butrum will speak about Silverado’s early-stage brain health program, Nexus, which played a key role in securing the accreditation.

“The experience of memory loss and dementia is not specific to any one country, but instead prevalent across all cultures and regions of the world. This is why global collaboration is critical to effectively addressing the impact it has on individuals and their loved ones,” Silverado CEO and Chairman Loren Shook stated Tuesday. 

Butrum will present with dementia care expert Mette Andresen, PhD, a professor at the University College Absalon, Denmark, who replicated and implemented Silverado’s Nexus program in eight nursing homes in Denmark.

“It’s incredible to see how purpose and meaning can lead to such positive outcomes for both residents and staff, and we can’t wait to share these results with the conference attendees,” Butrum said. 

Silverado, founded in 1996, offers memory care, assisted living, palliative and hospice services at locations in 10 states: California, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.