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Dimensions Newsletter Spring 2023

Three-Year Accreditation Achieved

McCormick Home and McCormick Dementia Services have been successfully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for a three-year period.

According to CARF, this decision “represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows substantial conformance to CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer-review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.”

Gail Collins

McCormick Care Group Announces 2023 Values Award Winner

We are extremely pleased to announce that Gail Collins is our 2023 Employee Values Award winner!  This year’s award focuses on the value of Excellence, which is described in the McCormick strategic plan as follows: We use current research evidence and best-practice guidelines to improve the care we provide. We advocate for system change. We bring our best to work every day and lead by example. We are adaptable and creative. We strengthen our teams and celebrate their successes.

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Website Navigation Made Easy

Did you know that there is a dynamic and helpful accessibility feature on all our McCormick websites?

ReachDeck enables visitors to access read-aloud technology as well as offers clear, visual guides to highlight and enlarge text as it is being read.  In addition, ReachDeck can instantly translate our website into more than 90 languages. If you need any assistance navigating our website, we invite you to explore this feature and see the many helpful options it offers.

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The Life and Legacy of Thomas McCormick

We are pleased to share an in-depth look at our benefactor, Mr. Thomas McCormick, whose generous support of the Women’s Christian Association enabled them to continue their care for the elderly in our community – a legacy dating back to 1892. This presentation is the latest in our offering of Women’s Christian Association presentations that outline our history in the London community.

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Navigating Health Care Appointments

An important part of staying healthy involves occasionally going to appointments with your health care provider. Ensuring you make the most out of these appointments to share and receive the information you need is imperative. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for and get the most out of these experiences.

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Please note that most of the photos in this issue were taken pre-COVID. All staff and visitors are still required to wear masks and perform proper hand hygiene when connecting with our residents and clients.

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Latest Webinars

Clinical Aspects of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
Preparing for Dementia:  A Legal Perspective
Updates on Frontotemporal Dementia with Dr. Elizabeth Finger

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