The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.
Our programs and meetings have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers.
Is your staff prepared to care for people with dementia? More than half of long-term care residents have dementia.
Studies show staff trained specifically in dementia care are able to provide a better quality of life for residents and have increased confidence, productivity and job satisfaction.
We can help you deliver quality dementia care. The Alzheimer’s Association dementia care training program for residential communities will give your direct care staff the specialized knowledge and skills to be more productive and deliver a higher quality of dementia care.
Our highly interactive training program features:
• Multimedia and hands-on training
• Care strategies for all stages of dementia
• Supervisory training to foster stronger care teams
The Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter has been approved by the Department of Social Services to provide training required by 22 VAC 40-72-1120 of the Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities.
Professional Training ScheduleJanuary - June 2013 FREE Professional Training - These classes are available at no cost due to our partnership with Southside Geropsychiatric and the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board.
Other professional training is offered on a fee-for-service basis. Please contact Patricia Lacey for more information at Patricia.Lacey@alz.org or 800.272.3900.
Memories in the Making® Facilitator Training
To find out about the next class contact Marjorie Hilkert, Certified Trainer, Memories in the Making Art Facilitation, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, call her at 757-345-6977 or cell 703-582-4245. More information is available about the Memories in the Making program here: http://thememoriesinthemaking.com/
Do you provide care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's?
The Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ® certification program is a convenient way for individuals to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices.The essentiALZ training and certification program recognizes professional caregivers (as well as family and friends who provice unpaid care) for learning quality dementia care practices. Find out more information.