Our programs and trainings have been attended by a variety of professionals including: physicians, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, adult day service providers, activity staff, direct care providers, and staff trainers.
Certificates of completion or CEU certificates are available for every program. We are approved for CEU by:
· CDHS for Nursing Home Administrators (NHAP)
· BRN for Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistant
· DSS for Residential Care Facilities Administrators (RCFE)
· BBS for Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Our Foundations of Dementia Care classroom training uses proven care practices in an interactive teaching style that builds on participants experience and problem solving skills. The demand for quality, highly trained and prepared care professionals is essential for quality dementia care. The courses offered are approved CEU courses for RCFE, RN, LVN, CNA, LCSW and MFCC. We can also tailor courses to meet your specific training needs, please contact the Professional Training Department at (323) 930-6253 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Training prices include training materials, handouts and resources for up to 25 people. Should the facility determine that they would like hours of support beyond those described below, the trainers can provide additional services for $200 per hour. Prices are current as of 4/1/13, and are subject to change.
| 2-hour modules ($850 each):
Reducing the Risk of Falls
Promoting Restraint-Free Care
|3-hour modules ($1,075 each):|
Learning to Lead
Full Program: 18 Hours; cost is $6,400
Memories in the Making
MIM is a unique fine arts program for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Previous art experience is not required. The program provides a safe and validating environment for artistic expression, resulting in a creative and non-verbal way to communicate and capture precious moments through art.
The MIM Facilitator training is designed for those facilities who are interested in hosting a MIM program at their site. For more information view the Memories in the Making page or contact Phyllis Chang at (323) 930-6272 or email@example.com
Customized On Site Training
Our staff offers training programs on a variety of topics and that can be customized to suit the learning needs of staff in your care setting. For more information about a class that fits your training needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 930-6253.
This online curriculum makes high quality dementia care training affordable, convenient and accessible to any professional working with the elderly. Eight self-paced modules are available. The topics include:
· Overview of Dementia
· Medications for Behavioral Problems
· Managing Difficult Behaviors
· Working With Families
· Elder Abuse Reporting Laws
· Personal Care & Special Needs
Ready to learn? Click here to visit the online Learning Academy.
Or, for more information contact email@example.com or (323) 930-6253.
CARES™ Online Dementia Care Training Program (10 Hours)
The CARES training program is a 10-module (10-hour) online dementia care training program for CNAs, supervisors, nurses, social workers, administrators, and other direct-care workers. It features hundreds of videos of real residents, CNAs, and staff members and has been hailed as the “best training program of any kind I’ve ever been a part of” by multiple users.
CARES is consistent with the latest evidence-based research from the Alzheimer’s Association Campaign for Quality Residential Care Practice Recommendations. The program features 100s of videos of real staff members, families, and residents in real situations within the 10 training modules:
• Meet Clara Jones
• Introduction to Dementia
• Understanding Resident Behavior as Communication
• The CARES Approach™
• Making a Connection with the Resident
• Eating Well
• Recognizing Pain
• Minimizing Falls
• Rethinking Wandering
• Minimizing and Eliminating Restraints
DEVELOPED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AND RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND DUKE UNIVERSITY
For a description of the modules, the pricing plans and a free demo, go to http://www.caresprogram.com/
For a special discount, please enter promotional code ALZ012.
What is covered in the Guidelines?· Support for a team approach to quality management of Alzheimer's disease
· Importance of an accurate assessment
· Treatment options - including a new class of medication
· Approaches to patient and caregiver education and support
-including evidence that links positive patient outcomes
to caregiver education and support
· Legal Considerations
· New evidence on management of the disease in very early and end stages
One-page summary: Click here to view the one page California Guideline summary reference
One-page summary (National): Click here to view the National Guideline summary reference
Full Report: Click here to download the full report (4MB pdf file)
Continuing Medical Education home study about guideline: See Guideline article in CA January 2009 edition of Action Report - http://www.medbd.ca.gov/publications/newsletter_2009_01.pdf
Provider Checklist for Treating a Confused Elder
This checklist is based in part upon the California Guidelines. It provides treatment information including: History and Physical, Laboratory Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Social and Safety Issues, and Referral to a Social Worker or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Click here to view the checklist.
Replication manualsDementia Care Network Model
Addressing the needs of diverse communities has been a longstanding priority for the Alzheimer’s Association. Through a long-term relationship with the California Department on Aging, and generous support from the federal Administration on Aging, we developed an award-winning model to serve diverse communities called the Dementia Care Network. This model program addresses the critical and growing gap for dementia care and services among underserved communities. Through cooperation and collaboration among a variety of service providers, the Dementia Care Network has assisted families by improving access to care and services. Over the past 15 years, this model has succeeded in serving the following communities: Latino, African American, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese in multiple states. The following materials are available to learn more about the model and how to implement the Dementia Care Network:
- Replication Manual
- Quick Start Guide to the Dementia Care Network (coming in August)
- Focus Group Reports from Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese communities
- Tip Sheets for providers working in Asian and Pacific Islander communities (coming in August)
Establishing Partnerships Between Managed Care and Aging Service Organizations
Healthcare organizations are challenged to care for the growing number of older adults with chronic conditions. Dementing diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and other associated disorders, present particular challenges because there are strong social and behavioral components to disease management. This creates a challenge for both the physician and families that care for people with dementia. This replication manual is based on the Alzheimer's Association-Kaiser Permanente Metropolitan Los Angeles Dementia Care Project. The project is described with suggestions on how it can be replicated by organizations in the aging services network.
Download the Establishing Partnerships manual (pdf)
7th biennial Many Faces of Dementia Conference
March 15, 2013
USC Davidson Conference Center
Click here to register
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The 2013 Forum is for:
• those with early memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early stage dementia or Alzheimer’s
• their care partners & family members
• others interested in early memory loss
For more information click here or call Sara Mikael (323) 930-6229
July 13-18, 2013
Join us to celebrate 25 years of discovery, progress and change at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2013, Boston, United States, July 14-18. While together in this historic city, we will look at where we have been – and where we are going – on the path to end the Alzheimer's epidemic.
Click here for more information and to register.
2nd Annual Bridging the Gaps Alzheimer’s and Dementia Conference