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Vanderbilt University Medical Center & Abe’s Garden Model for Dementia Care

Abe’s Garden works to provide a national best practices model of residential living and adult care programs for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It maintains a close working relationship with the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging (VCQA).

Staff training and program evaluation measures developed by the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging are incorporated into the Abe’s Garden program.

VCQA evaluates and refines dementia care programs for the purpose of improving quality and to allow innovative, effective programs to be extended to other care communities.

Additionally, care plans are shared with families, to assure transparency and quality in care provided.

Vanderbilt and Abe’s Garden collaborate in the following areas: