Our Foundations of Dementia Care classroom training program is field-tested to help you achieve longer-lasting, more consistent results. Staff learn essential skills for dementia care through role-playing exercises and lively discussions using realistic film clips and case studies.
Our dementia care training:
Provides an understanding of dementia and individual resident needs
Builds skills from simple techniques using body language, tone of voice and physical stance to more advanced skills such as recognizing and reporting pain.
Gives supervisors the skills to model best practices and motivate staff to be independent problem solvers
Offers certificates for all participants and CEU opportunities
We will customize training to:
Meet state regulations
Train in modules as short as an hour
Serve multiple sites
Our classroom and online training modules cover these care practice areas:
For supervisors, nurses and other group leaders:
Learning to lead. Foster teamwork to improve care coordination and reinforce best care practices.
For direct care staff and supervisors:
Understanding dementia. Lean about the effects of dementia; practice dementia care techniques.
Making connections. Engage residents with simple activities and meaningful interactions.
Reducing pain. Learn to observe signs of pain and how to provide complete pain reports.
Enhancing mealtimes. Draw on knowledge of resident needs and preferences to improve nutrition and hydration.
Preventing falls. Learn strategies to reduce risk of falls and preserve mobility.
Understanding wandering. Assess reasons for wandering; prevent unsafe wandering.
Encouraging restraint-free care. Learn techniques to prevent, reduce and eliminate use of physical restraints.
Provide end-of-life care. Minimize physical, emotional and spiritual distress; maximize well-being; ensure communication with resident, family and care team.
Our trainers will work with you to design the best training plan for your scheduling needs and budget. You have the flexibility to purchase all the training modules or choose the ones most critical for your staff. Ask us about available group discounts.
To learn more about educational and training programs in your community or online, contact your local Alzheimer's Association or call 1.800.272.3900.