Farmington Station 7th in Nation to Receive Purple Flag Accreditation

Pictured from left to right: George Prouty, Connecticut Assisted Living Association Board Secretary, State Rep Mike Demicco, Lindsay Miller, Farmington Station Executive Director, State Representative Francis Cooley, and Christopher Carter, President of Connecticut Assisted Living Association

Farmington Station recently became the 7th community in the nation to earn the coveted Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ accreditation.

Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ standards assess an organization’s ability to provide collaborative care in a safe, functional, and respectful environment to help ensure not only quality of care but the quality of life. Accredited communities have demonstrated adherence to 60 standards of care and extensive training practices, identified as valuable and important for the care of individuals living with dementia. The select list of Purple Flag accredited communities are setting the gold standard for memory care and have embraced and implemented a person-centered plan for all residents. 

Farmington Station recently held a flag raising ceremony to commemorate their achievement, attended by State Representatives Mike Demicco and Francis Cooley, Christopher Carter, President of Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) as well as the community’s staff, dozens of residents, family members, and local eldercare professionals.

“We are very proud of this accreditation. It falls in line with our Right Values here at Farmington Station,” shared Lindsay Miller, Executive Director of Farmington Station. “It is something that we do every day, day in and day out, so it’s very validating for our associates to know that they are amongst the best of the best. Purple Flag provides confidence for our families and prospective residents and families that they are choosing the right community for their loved ones with dementia. They know that we have met the highest standard of care and it creates a culture of excellence, and it creates a loyal and cohesive team. I’m incredibly proud of our associates.”

Farmington Station team members show off their Purple Flag Accreditation with Chris Carter (right), CALA President.

“We’re proud to have Farmington Station fly the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ at their community,” said Carter. “Today we get to recognize a senior living provider for not only aspiring to, but also achieving best in class and excellence in the area of memory care. We hope that this award continues to raise awareness of the Purple Flag initiative.”

Representative Demicco read from an official citation at the ceremony: “From the State of Connecticut General Assembly, an official citation, introduced by Representative Mike Demicco. Representative Francis Cooley, Senator Derek Slap, and Senator Rick Lopes. The Connecticut General Assembly hereby offers its sincerest congratulations to Farmington Station Assisted Living in recognition of receiving the Purple Flag Accreditation for Excellence in Memory Care. Your entire community of residents, caregivers, staff, and administration can be justifiably proud of this rare and outstanding achievement. The entire membership extends its very best wishes on this memorable occasion and expresses the hope for continued success.”

Farmington Station is the 7th organization in the nation to receive a Purple Flag accreditation and the 2nd recipient of 2023.