PAC Engaged Organizations

Positive Approach to Care is proud to present the following organizations:


PAC Competent Organizations


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PAC Skilled Organizations


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PAC Knowledgeable Organizations


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Hale Kūʻike is at the forefront of PAC knowledge in Hawaii. Led by Dorothy Colby, their team has made continuous improvement in their implementation of PAC training and engagement at all their locations. The name Hale Kūʻike means "House of Understanding." From its founding in 2005, Hale Kūʻike has strived to understand dementia and provide the right environment, approach, support and care for those living with dementia and their care partners. Their commitment to PAC principles has made living well with dementia possible.

Certified Team: Dorothy Colby, Marcus Asahina, Christina Hunter, Sara Tompkison, Beth Murphey, Scott Gardiner, Rena Kua

PAC Champions: Jessica Marchese, Reeann Minatoya, Cristina Lin, Ralph Manual, Joy Micua, David Fitzgerald


PAC Aware Organizations


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Alzheimers Support Network has been building PAC Awareness since 2016. Led by Clarke Pollard, this team is warm, inviting, and celebrated by those living with dementia and their care partners in Naples as a place to feel truly supported.

Certified Team: Clarke Pollard, Debbie Fulton, Barbara Keough 

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Cook Unit at Holland Home is growing PAC Awareness along the western side of Michigan. As they grow their designation to include all of their units, they continue to provide positive support for those living with dementia in their home. Led by Rosemary Apol-Hoezee, this group was one of the first to recognize the need for coaching to follow their training sessions to truly shift the culture of care.

Certified Team: Rosemary Apol-Hoezee, Julie Adelberg, Lynn Bolt, Joel Escondo, Lois Thomas

PAC Participating Organizations...

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Towsley Village at UMRC, led by Lisa French and Katie Garvey, has worked closely with PAC to build a strong base of skilled, certified professionals since 2016. Culture shift is beginning to take hold and they are showing lower numbers of hospital visits than when they started. They are working towards becoming designated as they work to get the team to demonstrate more PAC skills consistently on the floor.

Certified Team: Katie Garvey, Linda Madden, April Hurst, Kori Rochefort, Josie Pezzullo, Anthony Anderson, Kelley Reynolds, Dakota Littlefield-Reisner, Laurie Purucker, Caprisha Johnson, Sanida Kitts, Tammy Maggert, Kimberly Bucrek, Nikki Vigus, Melody Lowe, Sheila Bradford, Melissa Williams

PAC Supporters: Lisa French, Rebecca Weil

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