Neville Place Reaches Milestone with Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ Accreditation 

Neville Place held a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate receiving the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ accreditation. 

Pictured from left to right: Brooke Bacigalupo, Neville Place EnrichedLIFE Director; Anne Stein, Neville Place Director of Community Relations, Mike Schaus, Senior Living Residences Director of Operations; Chris Carter, President of Purple Flag for Dementia Care™; Emily Nardiello, Neville Place Executive Director

Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ is a collaboration between the Institute for Senior Living Education (ISLE) and the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) but has since expanded outside of CT. The program’s standards evaluate an organization’s capacity to provide collaborative care in a safe, functional and respectful environment, ensuring high quality care and overall quality of life for residents. As part of the evaluation process, Neville Place had to demonstrate adherence to 60 best practice standards and training outlined by Purple Flag for services provided to individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 

The flag-raising event provided an opportunity for the community’s associates, residents, family members and local eldercare professionals to celebrate the milestone achievement. The purple flag will now fly in front of the community as a symbol of excellence in memory care. 

“This group of professionals, some of whom have been at Neville Place for more than 10 years, have been through it all and they still show up every day, ready to serve our residents,” shared Emily Nardiello, Executive Director of Neville Place. “I could not be more proud of you all today. This accreditation would not have been possible without your determination, teamwork, and belief in what we do.” 

“We’re honored to present Neville Place as the latest Purple Flag-accredited community,” said Christopher Carter, President of Purple Flag for Dementia Care™. “Current and future residents, families and anyone interested in both the quality of care and quality of life provided here at Neville Place may be assured knowing that this Senior Living Residences community has achieved this very important milestone.”