About professional training
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. Many of our programs offer CEUs.
Spring 2015 Alzheimer's & Dementia University Dates Coming Soon
The Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter provides a variety of professional training to meet the needs of all professional caregivers and is co-sponsored by the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute.
The Association also provides a number of training packages to meet the OHFLAC training requirements. Please see below.
For fees, information or to book training please contact us at email@example.com or 800.272.3900.
These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the essentials and standards of the West Virginia Nurses Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation and the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners through the joint sponsorship of CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and the Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter.
Nurses: The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the West Virginia Nurses Association. The West Virginia Nurses Association is an accredited provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialling Center's Commission on Accreditation. See training topic list for approval credits and numbers.
Social Workers: The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners. The training topics listed below are approved for credit hours as listed under approval number # 490045.
# of Hours
Nursing CEU Provider #
Social Work Approval #
|ADL Challenges of Personal Care||1||PO15-14-13600||490045|
|ALZ: Late Stage Care||1||PO15-14-13601||490045|
|Activities: Life from Dusk to Dawn and Beyond||1||PO15-14-13602||490045|
|Eating, Dining and Nutrition||1||PO15-14-13604||490045|
|Alzheimer's and Hospitalization: Chaos or Calm||1||PO15-14-13607||490045|
|Sexuality, Intimacy and Alzheimer's||1||PO15-14-13608||490045|
|The Problem with Pain & Dementia||1||PO15-14-13609||490045|
|Non Verbal Communication||1||PO15-14-13610||490045|
|Working with Families||1||PO15-14-13611||490045|
|You Have the Right to Remain Silent||1||PO15-14-13612||490045|
|Therapeutic Environmental Modifications||1||PO15-14-13612||490045|
|Assessments and Careplans||1||PO15-14-13614||490045|
|The Boomers Are Coming||1||PO15-14-13615||490045|
|Basics of Alzheimer's Disease||1||PO15-14-13616||490045|
|Understanding & Responding to Behaviors||2||PO15-14-13617||490045|
|Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics of Best Care (Live)||2||PO15-14-12L767||490045|
|Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics of Best Care (self-study)||2||PO15-14-12v768||490045|
|An Interdisciplinary Team Approach||2||PO15-14-14769||490045|
|Building a Good Alzheimer's Team||1||PO15-14-14770||490045|
|Identifying & Preventing Staff Burnout||1||PO15-14-14773||490045|
List of facilities/organizations trained by the Alzheimer's Association, WV Chapter
Assisted Living Two-Hour Training PackageDesigned specifically to satisfy new WV regulations that require two hours of dementia care training, our training package provides on-site training for your employees. For more information or to schedule a training for your facility or agency, please contact us at 800.272.3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
30-Hour OHFLAC Licensed Alzheimer's Unit Training
The Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter provides the 30-hour mandated training for Licensed Alzheimer's Units. The package includes on-site training as well as CEUs for social workers and nurses. Contact us at email@example.com or 800.272.3900.
Hands On Dementia Experience©We offer this hands-on sensitivity training to facilities, agencies, county aging programs, and community and caregiver groups. Without giving too much away to those who haven't had the Experience, it gives individuals a glimpse of the physical difficulties older adults experience and places participants in situations, for a brief time, that may result in some of the confusion and resulting behaviors experienced by people with dementia. For more information or to schedule the Hands On Dementia Experience© for your facility or agency, please contact us at 800.272.3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer's & Dementia University
In place of our annual education conference, the Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter developed a series of one-day mini-conferences hosted throughout our Chapter territory called Alzheimer's & Dementia University. Alzheimer's & Dementia Unviersity is designed for both professional and family caregivers, featuring a series of workshops dedicated to enhancing caregivers' ability to provide quality care for the individual with the disease while maintaing their own health and wellness.