Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease: A Habilitation Training Curriculum
Alzheimer's Association, Watertown Office
480 Pleasant Street
**Please note attendees must park across the street in the Riverworks parking lot.
Friday, June 12, 2015
9:00 - 9:30 am - Check in
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Training
Light Snacks and lunch included
$300 for HPCFM members
$375 for non-members
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 array of care settings. The 7 hour training teaches attendees the 13 hour curriculum in best Habilitation Therapy practices. Modules include a PowerPoint presentation, discussion activities, lecture, and demonstration, role-play and group work.
- Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Habilitation Therapy
- Knowing and Understanding the Individual
- Communication Skills: We Need to Know the Language
- Does the Physical Environment Make a Difference?
- Our Approach to Personal Care
- Activity and Purposeful Engagement
- Behavior as Communication: Understanding and Responding
- Understanding and Working with Families
Co-sponsored by the Berkshire AHEC
Nursing: 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: This program has been approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) for continuing education hours for activity professionals.
Social Workers: This program has been approved for 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 70033.
Nursing Home Administrators: Berkshire AHEC is recognized as an approved provider by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators to offer continuing education credits for nursing home administrators.
Successful Completion Requirements:Participants are expected to sign-in and out at each session, attend the entire program, and complete all evaluations.