Dementia Care Training for Your Facility - On-Demand
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Kerry C. Mills, MPA
Level of Program:
Dementia care is changing. The ways of the past are no longer effective, and it’s up to you to provide your staff with the knowledge they need to improve the quality of care for your residents with dementia. This program will take a close look at setting up dementia care training for your facility. It will also focus on providing individualized transformative care using consistent strategies to help your facilities remain competitive and compliant.
Join expert speaker Kerry C. Mills, MPA, as she explains the basics of dementia and how care practices are changing. She will help you create a system to identify “fixable” behaviors or reactions as well as to provide your staff with everything they need to focus on their residents.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Understand basics about dementia and what we CAN do
- Understand why past practices for dementia care are ineffective and what to do differently
- Create a system to identify “fixable” behaviors/reactions in residents with dementia
- Identify the needs of the staff so they can focus on the residents
Who Should Listen?
- Directors of nursing
- QA staff
- Admission/discharge coordinators
- Social workers
- MDS coordinators
- Frontline staff
- Dementia 101 and what we CAN do
- Steer away from what can’t be done, and focus on what can be done
- Learn why past practices don’t always mean best practice
- What else should we do?
- Learn how to identify and respond to reversible symptoms of dementia (includes logs to use with residents)
- Share practices with staff on how to recognize these conditions early, allowing persons with dementia to have the greatest possible quality of life
- Learn how to incorporate the seven basic interventions that everyone in the home should be using daily
- Utilize consistency across the board
- Create an energized care team to work with dementia residents
- Empower your staff to increase satisfaction with their work
- Tools and checklists from the book appendix: Serving Residents With Dementia
Meet the Speaker
Kerry C. Mills, MPA, earned recognition in the field of Alzheimer’s care as a regional manager for a pioneering Alzheimer’s healthcare organization, where she served for eight years. Her goal then and now is to change the perception of dementia in the public square. Mills has witnessed many success stories firsthand and knows that much of the despair and anguish of families can be overcome through education and training. As founder and president of Engaging Alzheimer's, LLC, she has had many opportunities to share her expertise and vision in the United States as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and China. She co-authored I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People With Dementia and most recently authored Serving Residents With Dementia: Transformative Care Strategies for Assisted Living Providers. Mills is a regular guest on local radio stations and has been interviewed on PBS NewsHour with host Paul Solman as well as CBS television with Dr. Max Gomez.
Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices
Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.
COULDN'T LISTEN LIVE?
No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value!
Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet.
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