Care Programs and Implementation Tools

HPP’s care programs and implementation tools have been adopted and used worldwide to improve the lives of residents, staff, and families in long-term care and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Learn more about these innovative and groundbreaking resources on critical topics in aging and elder care.



The Best Friends Approach

The Best Friends™ Approach to Dementia Care

Acclaimed worldwide, this life-affirming approach to dementia care builds on the essential elements of friendship to provide the highest quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Namaste Care

Namaste Care™

This holistic, end-of-life care program uses comforting and meaningful sensory-based experiences with people with dementia and also helps you meet regulatory guidelines for person-centered activity programming for people in even the most advanced stages of the disease.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

This empathy program changes staff attitudes and teaches the importance of person-centered care practices by placing staff directly in the shoes of the residents—with remarkable results.

The Validation Method

Since its inception in 1989, the Validation Method—a method for communicating with people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias—has been adopted by over 10,000 agencies worldwide.


Bird Tales

Bird Tales

Developed by a dementia care expert and an environmental specialist from the Audubon Society, this easy-to-implement, therapeutic program uses multisensory stimulation and the natural world of birds to help people living with dementia interact with their environment and share meaningful experiences with others.


ECAT for Dementia Care

The Environment and Communication Assessment Toolkit comes with evidence-based assessment tools and intervention procedures to maximize the functional and communication abilities of people with dementia. ECAT will assist in assessing activity performance, evaluating the environment to identify barriers, and pinpointing interventions that will reduce typical problems encountered during routine ADLs.

Falls Prevention and Management

Falls Prevention and Management

These 135 downloadable resources (plus PowerPoint presentations for targeted staff training) include assessment forms, protocols, screeners, and more to help develop an effective falls prevention and management program for long-term care and healthcare settings.

Spaced Retrieval Step by Step

Spaced Retrieval Step by Step

Learn step by step how to implement this evidence-based, memory-training strategy that allows people with memory loss to learn and store important information so that, with practice, it can be easily accessed and retrieved.