Identify communication techniques that minimize misunderstandings when working with people with dementia.
Identify environmental modifications that can improve the quality of life for persons with dementia
Discuss the effect restrictive diets have on people with dementia and identify alternatives to dietary restrictions
Name non-pharmacological techniques that could minimize distress in people with dementia
Working with people with dementia is rewarding and challenging. This course is designed to teach caregivers how to create an environment where people with dementia and the people working with them can thrive. CMS is now requiring that skilled nursing communities analyze behavioral health care, which includes dementia. This course presents ways in which caregivers can promote a dementia-friendly environment by looking at the whole person and non-pharmacological interventions. The course also briefly discusses mental health and LTC care residents.
5 Resident Care Hours
June 26th 9am-2:30pm via zoom, once you have paid for the course a zoom meeting link will be sent to you.