The Alzheimer’s Association’s health systems directors work with health care systems, including outpatient and hospital settings, across the country to develop customized solutions that improve care outcomes for people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. By working with the Association’s health systems directors, clinical teams can gain the knowledge necessary to make timely diagnoses and implement care plans that can aid in reducing expensive hospitalizations and more effectively manage Alzheimer’s and dementia care costs.

Transform your dementia care practice

From assessment and diagnosis to care planning and follow-up, the Alzheimer Association’s health systems directors assist hospitals and clinicians with transforming their dementia care practices. Services include:
  • Supporting leaders as they analyze data to uncover health equity barriers to quality Alzheimer's and dementia care
  • Providing tools and resources to implement evidence-based strategies and/or evidence based models of care
  • Performing a gap analysis to identify key areas for process and quality improvements
  • Optimizing health systems performance using the Quintuple Aim goals: improving the experience of care; improving the health of populations; clinician well-being; health equity; and reducing cost of care 
  • Customizing solutions to help improve Alzheimer’s and dementia care management
  • Conducting readiness assessments to find out if your health system is equipped to care for patients with Alzheimer’s or other dementias
  • Ensuring patients are discharged with accessible, available community resources

Get customized strategies and solutions for your clinical team

The Alzheimer Association’s health systems directors understand the complexities of health systems. They analyze what hospitals and clinical teams are currently doing, identify gaps and recommend resources. They also advise on standardizing quality and creating workflows and tools. Additionally, they provide ideas on process improvements that help hospitals and clinical teams better adhere to health equity guidelines in various settings, including ambulatory (outpatient clinics) and acute care settings.  

The Association's health systems directors support clinical teams, direct medical care staff, health systems leaders, physicians, nurses and care teams by giving them tools to develop workflows and process improvements specific to Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnosis, treatment and care. At this time, the Alzheimer Association’s health system directors do not work with skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, but training and resources exist for these care environments. Learn more about the Alzheimer's Association training and certification for dementia care providers.

Access tools and resources

The Alzheimer’s Association offers tools and resources to help hospitals and clinicians diagnose, treat and care for people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, including:

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Contact our health systems directors team to learn more about resources available from the Alzheimer's Association or for help transforming your dementia care practice. 

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