About Professional Training
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter is the recognized regional leader in providing current, accurate and detailed information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and is committed to meeting the continuing education needs of healthcare professionals throughout the region. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff frequently provides convenient, customized educational programs for caregivers who work in the many healthcare facilities in this region.
“With our expertise in their area, we consider it an essential part of our mission to offer educational opportunities for professionals who are seeking to include their knowledge about how to best care for person with dementia,” noted Salli Bollin, Executive Director of the Northwest Ohio Chapter.
“We accomplish this in a variety of ways. It can be as simple and easy as providing information, books, videos and other resources from our lending library. But often people need a more formal, comprehensive education environment. We are very pleased to frequently be invited into families to provide customized training program for staff, which allows these professional caregivers to share their own experiences and ask questions of our Chapter’s professional staff, Ms. Bollin said. “And a few times each year, we present major education programs and conferences where Northwest Ohio caregivers can learn directly from leading experts from around the country.” A workshop can be designed to satisfy State of Ohio mandates for Assisted Living training.
In-Service Staff Training
Our knowledge and experienced educational staff provides interactive programs to meet your in-service needs, at the workplace or elsewhere. Classes meet the needs of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, in home health providers, senior centers, adult day centers, clergy/parish nurses, MR/DD staff, law enforcement/first responders, social service agencies, financial institutions and others who need to know about Alzheimer’s disease, taking care of the caregivers, and other issues.
A Variety of Topics
A professional staff member from the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter will work with you to custom design effective class topics needed by you and your staff. Commonly requesting topics include:
- Overview of Dementia
- Family issues and concerns
- Understanding Difficult Behaviors
- Seven Steps to Better Communication
- Quality Activity Programming
- Dietary Intervention
- Physical Environment
- Spirituality and Humor
- Expressions of Sexuality
- Preparing for Holiday, and much more
To schedule classes, request training materials, or to receive pricing information, please contact:
Lynn Ritter, Ph.D.
Professional Education Coordinator
Northwest Ohio Chapter
2500 North Reynolds Rd.
Toledo, OH 43615-2820
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