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Conferences 

Alzheimer's Care Academy™

Web-based training for professionals

Chapter Educational playlist on YouTube

 

Conference & Training Calendar

**Petaluma**

January 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Petaluma Community Center
320 N McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954

For more information call 800.272.3900

 

**Fairfield**

March 23, 2018
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fairfield Community Center
1000 Kentucky St.
Fairfield, CA 94533

For more information call 800.272.3900

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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

Alzheimer's Care Academy
Kindness VS Drugs: Dementia Behavior Management Techniques​ that Work

Redwood City
January 17, 2018
2-6 p.m.
Veterans Senior Center
1455 Madison Ave
Redwood City

Half Moon Bay
February 5, 2018
Noon-4 p.m.
Senior Coastsiders
925 Main St.
Half Moon Bay

Training topics:
  • Effective communication
  • Successful strategies for managing difficult behaviors

Two free workshops for professionals and paraprofessionals working in RCFE's or homecare agencies that serve clients in San Mateo County.
Three hours of instruction and upon completion 3 free CEU's. We are accredited for RN, LVN, CNA, HHA, LMFT and LCSW licence types.

Call or e-mail for more information and to register. Pauline Martinez pmartinez@alz.org 408.372-.

Train for Results
"Nov 2016  I just want to express my gratitude for a great class that your Professional Training Specialist provided at El Camino Hospital. All I heard was praise from all the attendees. Everyone thought that the class was amazing based on written and verbal feedback. The tips on communication and strategies on how to approach an individual with dementia are what the staff thought were valuable information for their practice. Everything that she taught could be translated at the bedside, which would benefit the patients and their significant others tremendously. What staff valued the most about the class was the role playing and the real-life situations that she described, which gave them a frame of reference. The use of the videos got raved reviews, as well. A nurse from the night shift approached me today and told me that she used the techniques she learned while interacting with a patient with frontotemporal lobe dementia. She said that her interventions worked, especially when the patient told her that he wanted to go home. She said that she was teaching her co–workers at night the strategies they can use on these patients. Thank you so much for a great class! The staff learned a lot from the class."

Mae Dizon, DNP, RN, NP, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, NICHE Program
El Camino Hospital

The Alzheimer’s Care Academy™ is the premier training program in quality dementia care from the Alzheimer’s Association. Created from evidence-based research and field-tested, the Academy provides in-depth training in all key aspects of dementia care

Topics
Click on titles for learning objectives:

Target Audiences

The Alzheimer’s Care Academy™ builds upon our award-winning Training for Dignity™ curriculum. The Alzheimer’s Care Academy™ modules can be tailored to meet the needs of both the professional and paraprofessional, and are coordinated to California state-mandated requirements for RN, LVN, CNA, HHA, LMFT, LCSW and RCFE Administrator licence types nursing home staff.

Alzheimer's Care Academy™
For Healthcare and Social Service Professionals

We provide specific training for care professionals in various settings including acute care, home care, hospice care or adult day care.

Click here for Long Term Care

Alzheimer’s Care Academy training topics:

  • AD and Related Disorders
  • Communication and the Influence of Staff on Resident Behavior
  • Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors (2 hours)
  • Helping with Hygiene and Personal Care
  • Sexuality & Intimacy in the Long Term Care Setting
  • Activities, Values & Challenges
  • Connecting with the Person with Late Stage Dementia
  • Enhancing Mealtime: Awareness and Practice
  • Reducing Pain: Awareness & Practice
  • Mouthcare without a Battle
  • Touching the Spirit and Dealing with Loss

All topics are one hour except Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors
Translation is available in Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese upon request

Cost:
The cost for a two hour training, including materials is $400, plus mileage. A four hour training is $800 (plus mileage) and six hour training is $1,200 (plus mileage), which includes materials and CEU’s. No CEU’s will be provided for less than 4 hours of training. An additional fee will apply for groups greater than 25. Mileage is calculated from our headquarters in San Jose.

Please fill out the request form and we will be happy to provide you with a proposal.
For questions, contact Pauline Martinez, Education Services Manager, pmartinez@alz.org | 408.372.9951

Alzheimer's Care Academy™
Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing
ASSISTED LIVING AND SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES

We provide specific training for care professionals in various long term care settings including assisted living, board and care and skilled nursing facilities.

Alzheimer’s Care Academy 6 hour training: Includes all 5 topics:

  • AD and Related Disorders
  • Communication and the Influence of Staff on Resident Behavior
  • Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors (2 hours)
  • Helping with Hygiene and Personal Care
  • Sexuality & Intimacy in the Long Term Care Setting

Cost:
The cost for a six hour training, including materials and CEU certificates is $1,425 for up to 25 attendees.  An additional fee will apply for groups greater than 25. Mileage is calculated from our headquarters in San Jose.
Translation is available in Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese upon request.

  Training programs are offered onsite for facility staff (attendance up to 25), tailored to specific needs and schedule.

Please fill out the request form and we will be happy to provide you with a proposal.
For questions, contact Pauline Martinez, Education Services Manager, pmartinez@alz.org | 408.372.9951

 

Continuing Education

The Alzheimer’s Association is a licensed provider of continuing education in the following disciplines:

  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #63035). Course meets the qualifications as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Department of Health Services CNA and HHA (Provider #NAC6329)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP12415) for Contact Hours
  • Board of Nursing Home Administrator (Provider #CEP1546)
  • Department of Social Services for RCFE Administrator (Provider #1000-205-740-2)

    Quotes from participants:

    “I loved this program—it’s one-stop shopping for direct care staff like me.”

    “The facilitator was great. She taught me how to be patient and improve my listening skills.”

    “I saw the task from another’s point of view.”

Competitive Prices, Flexible Session Plans

Learning Objectives

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Web-based training programs

Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ®

Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ® is an online individual certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.
The Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ certification program combines approved dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association online certification exams. EssentiALZ offers two levels of certification— essentiALZ and essentiALZ Plus.

The essentiALZ exam tests knowledge of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations.

EssentiALZ Plus requires more in-depth knowledge of Alzheimer’s care techniques and specialties. Individuals must be certified in essentiALZ prior to taking any of the essentiALZ Plus exams.

Visit www.alz.org/essentialz  to learn more.

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