The Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center (BU ADC).
In 2007 Carleton-Willard was designated a teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine. The BU ADC is one of 31 designated National Centers of Excellence in Alzheimer's disease research, funded by the National Institute on Aging since 1996. The ADC conducts state-of-the-art research on Alzheimer's disease, and provides education and clinical care throughout the greater Boston community.
BU ADC staff provide continuing education and in-service professional training to the Carleton-Willard staff. Seminars and lectures are given by BU ADC experts to educate Residents and family members about memory loss,
, prevention, treatment and caregiving. Residents also gain easy access to the BU ADC's exciting research program and the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical research studies, including clinical trials of new treatments.
The collaboration with Boston University's outstanding medical school enables our reputation as a center for excellence in gerontology to continue to grow.
The Hospice of the North Shore
Carleton-Willard has an affiliation with the Hospice of the North Shore (HNS), which has an unparalleled breadth of services and depth of expertise. HNS' staff works with our own to provide specialized pain and symptom management and emotional, spiritual and social support to terminally ill patients and their families. Offering professional Hospice services is one component of Living Fully, Dying Well® -- Carleton-Willard's uniquely comprehensive program for supporting Residents at the end of life.
Carleton-Willard is also proud of its membership and leadership in:
LeadingAge Massachusetts is a statewide association representing the full continuum of not-for-profit providers of aging services including nursing facilities,
Residential care communities
, assisted living facilities, housing providers, continuing care retirement communities and community based service providers. Sponsored by religious, fraternal and other not-for-profit groups, MassAging members serve more than 25,000 older persons and employ more than 17,000 people.
LeadingAge is a national organization representing not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing quality health care, housing, and services to the elderly.