Services Provided

ALL DAY WORKSHOP

DEMENTIA CARE: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER

Topics Covered:

  • Dementia: What is It?
  • Deficits and Staging of Dementia
  • Common Behaviors, Prevention and Management
  • Five Basic Needs and How to Meet Them
  • Care for the Caregiver

(Eligible for professional continuing education for RNs, Social Workers)


DEMENTIA CARE CLASSES

DEMENTIA RISKS FOR ELOPEMENT

Topics Covered:

  • Dementia symptoms & progressive stages
  • Risks associated with elopement
  • Wandering, elopement and runaway behaviors
  • Approaches for compassionately addressing elopement issues

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN DEMENTIA CARE

Topics Covered:

  • Benefits of providing appropriate touch
  • Role of music in creating a therapeutic environment
  • Use of aromatherapy in supporting mood and behaviors

ELDER CARE CLASS

AGE RELATED CHANGES

Topics Covered:

  • Facts and statistics on aging in America
  • Body system changes normal to aging
  • Compassionate approaches to providing elder care

TEAM BUILDING CLASS

TEAM SPIRIT: BURNING BRIGHT or BURNING OUT?

Topics Covered:

  • Identifying who makes up the team
  • Qualities that characterize a highly motivated and effective team
  • Barriers to team collaboration and cohesiveness
  • Signs, effects and prevention of team member burnout

STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASSES

CHANGES, CHALLENGES AND CHOICES: THE 3 C's of STRESS

Topics Covered:

  • Significant key areas of change that contribute to stress
  • Findings from workplace studies on stress
  • Physiological changes during stress and impact on health
  • Workplace stress, burnout and emotionally induced stress
  • Self care practices and therapies for body, mind and spirit

CARING FOR SELF AS WE CARE FOR OTHERS (Professional Caregiver Version)

Topics Covered:

  • Stress and stress related health concerns
  • Self Care practices to enhance one's ability to cope with stress

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER (Family Caregiver Version)

Topics Covered:

  • Lifestyle changes when one becomes a caregiver
  • Stress and its impact on health
  • Factors that contribute to caregiver stress and burnout
  • Self Care practices that address body, mind and spirit

SIX SESSION FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING

CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA

Session 1: Dementia: What is It?
Session 2: Deficits and Changes with Dementia
Session 3: Behavioral Changes with Dementia
Session 4: Five Basic Needs and How to Meet Them
Session 5: Complementary Therapies in Dementia Care
Session 6: Caring for Self as We Care for Others

*Additional courses may be designed and taught based on your specific needs*