Person-Centered Dementia Training and Consulting for Senior Community
Education and proper training are the best ways to help care partners provide better care for a person who is living with dementia. Appreciation of the challenges that presents with dementia results in a greater understanding which ultimately creates better opportunity for optimal care.
As a consultant, Janet meets with healthcare team which includes the administrators, program directors, and direct care staff to assist with program development or individual resident who is living with dementia and provide education and training with the care staff.
Janet conducts a variety of training workshops that are customized to meet both the individual and senior community needs. The workshops are available for any individual or group who is interested in learning more about dementia. The training is available for the business/organization, and in the healthcare and senior communities.
The dementia training promotes person-centered care and teaches effective communication skills. It provides information that increases awareness, knowledge and skill development that can be applied with the person who has dementia.
As a Senior Community consultant, Janet meets with the healthcare team which includes the administrators, program directors, and direct care staff to assist with program development for individual residents who are living with dementia and provide ongoing education and training with the care staff.
The participants learn through a combination of power point presentations, audio-video presentations, interactive exercises, role playing and group interactions with discussion.
- Learn the differences between The Normal Aging Process versus The Dementia Process.
- Increase awareness, knowledge, and develop skills that can be applied with the person who has dementia while learning appropriate, effective tools and techniques.
- Learn the general six levels of abilities with dementia as the disease progresses.
- Develop better observational skills in order to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur.
- Increase understanding of dementia which includes the brain changes, what is lost, and what is retained.
- Importance of developing a positive relationship with the person who has dementia in relation to daily tasks and interactions during care giving.