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NEW PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Person-Centered Dementia Care: A Habilitation Therapy Training Curriculum

 

Transforming quality dementia care

High quality training drives the transformation of quality care. Research, as highlighted in the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations shows that high-quality dementia care training can lead to an improvement in communication between caregivers and individuals living with dementia, a reduction in dementia-related behaviors and an increase in job satisfaction for staff.

Person-Centered Dementia Care: A Habilitation Therapy Training Curriculum includes:

  • Nationally recognized peer-reviewed, evidence-based person-centered care approach from the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.
  • Eligibility to purchase the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification for staff

The curriculum is a train-the-trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer’s and dementia care, to train direct care staff in a wide range of residential and community based care settings. The 7-hour in-person training teaches attendees how to deliver the 13-hour curriculum based on the person-centered model of Habilitation Therapy.

essentiALZ®

    Providers who purchase and train their staff with Person-Centered Dementia Care: A Habilitation Therapy Training Curriculum are eligible to purchase the essentiALZ® certification. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Association in accordance with the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations, essentiALZ® exam tests direct care providers knowledge of evidence-based and person-centered care for individuals living with dementia.

    For more information visit: alz.org/essentialz

    Nursing (5.5 Credits): This program meets the requirements for nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing – 244 CMR 5.04.

     

    Activity Professionals (5.0 Credits): This program has been approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) for continuing education hours for activity professionals.

     

    Social Workers (5.5 Credits): This program has been approved for 5.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 70313.

     

    Successful Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to sign-in and out at each session, attend the entire program, and complete all evaluations.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    If you attended our previous train-the-trainer program, you may be eligible to purchase a new training manual without attending the training. The cost of the new training manual is $350 ($200 non-profit rate). You must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

    1. You attended an Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter train-the-trainer program within the last five years.
    2. The Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter can confirm you attended.

    Professionals using the former train-the-trainer manual must purchase a NEW manual by July 1, 2019. After July 1, the former training is no longer recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association as a professional training.

    Once form is submitted you will receive an email confirmation with instructions to order new training manual. You will receive this email within 5 business days.

     

    Certification: Your certification as a trainer is valid two years from date of training or purchase of new training manual. Your certificate will include the expiration date. Notification will be sent two months prior to expiration with instructions on how to renew certification.

    DAY OF SCHEDULE:

     

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    9:00am – 9:30amRegistration and Check-in
    9:30am – 4:30pmTraining

     

    COST:

    $700 per attendee

    $350 for additional staff attending the same training date

    Non-Profit Rate Information

    $350 per person

    $200 plus additional staff attending the same training date

    For eligibility and instructions, please contact Sarah Dias at sdias@alz.org

    The cost of the program includes CEU’s (offered to nurses, social workers, and activity professionals).

    Refund Policy: There is no refund for cancellation within two weeks of training date. We are unable to transfer registration/payment to future training date.

    LocationDates
    Waltham, MAApril 30, 2019

     

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    June 4, 2019

     

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    November 14, 2019

     

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    Raynham, MA

    August 20, 2019

     

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    Worcester, MA
    September 18, 2019

     

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    Springfield, MAAugust 27, 2019

     

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    Bedford, NH

    October 10, 2019

     

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    Module Topics

    • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Caring for the Person
    • Person-Centered Care Model: Habilitation Therapy
    • Person-Centered Assessment: Knowing the Individual
    • Communication Skills: Creating a Positive Social Environment
    • The Physical Environment Makes a Difference
    • Approach to Personal Care: Knowing the Person
    • Activity Based Person-Centered Care
    • Behavior as Communication: Understanding and Responding
    • Supporting Families and Caring for Ourselves

      COST:

      $700 per representative
      $350 for additional staff attending the same training date
      $350 for non-profit rate

      The cost of the program includes CEU’s (offered to nurses, social workers, and activity professionals).

      Refund Policy: There is no refund for cancellation within two weeks of training date. We are unable to transfer registration/payment to future training date.

       

      Questions? Contact Sarah Dias at sdias@alz.org

      Why Get Trained?

      • To become eligible to purchase the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification for staff
      • Learn evidence-informed person-centered best practices of care
      • Cost-effective and sustainable approach to train direct care staff
      • Gain access to a secure portal with additional resources and information
      • Cost includes a training manual, PowerPoint, role play exercises, handouts and group discussions.