Award recognizes dementia specialty and work with older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers
On Nov. 9, 2022, Camarillo Health Care District received the LEGACY Award from the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging as a Dementia Friendly organization that exemplifies commitment to service for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers.
Lynette Harvey (RN, BSN, CCM), clinical services director of Care Management at the District, was on hand to accept the award from Alice Sweetland, chair of the Optimal Aging Committee, part of the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council.
CHCD is a special district working in partnership with medical and social care providers, hospitals, government agencies, service organizations and other community leaders to enhance and maximize community health and wellness through services, programs, education, training, support and resources.
In particular, the District was recognized for its dementia specialty, as all employees have received training in dementia and each has become a Dementia Friend. The District is involved with Dementia Friendly Ventura County, serving on committees and participating in one-stop-shops for dementia and brain health seminars. To assist the community with issues related to dementia, the District offers many valuable classes and tools to help those families with the disease including the four-hour class "Dealing with Dementia," "Dementia Live," "Powerful Tools for Caregivers," depression and caregiver wellbeing screening, care consultations and a caregiver support group.