Person Directed Dementia Living: An interview with Beatitudes Campus

Beatitudes Campus is a life plan community based in Phoenix Arizona. They are recognized for their extensive research of person directed dementia care. The model they designed, Comfort Matters, eliminated all incidences of sundowning, greatly reduced usage of antipsychotic medications, decreased hospitalizations, increased staff satisfaction, decreased staff turnover, and increased family involvement. In this interview, Tena Alonzo, Karen Mitchell, and Ivan Hilton describe the development of Comfort Matters and their provider training and implementations support around the United States.