CaringKind's Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers is specifically designed to empower home and personal care workers to provide the highest quality of care to persons with dementia.
What distinguishes this training program from others?
- Our training is didactic, interactive, and experiential.
- Our trainers have participated in a 28-hour professional development program in adult education.
- Our curriculum has been designed by the professional staff of CaringKind and is embedded with accepted principles of adult learning.
- Our focus is entirely on the provision of care through the lens of dementia, including the importance of developing relationships between family members and professional caregivers.
- Facts and information pertaining to all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
- Strategies to enhance communication and connect with the person with the disease
- Understanding and managing behavioral changes associated with dementia
- Knowledge and skills to enhance the provision of care
- Partnering with family members
- Safety for the person with dementia including creating a safe home environment
- Developing and implementing meaningful activities for persons in all stages of the disease
- Cultural awareness and practice
- Exploration of additional resources
Our Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers takes place over six full days. Graduates of our program are also encouraged to attend quarterly follow-up and review sessions.
What graduates say about our training:
Prior to the class, our training was limited. This course has opened up a new understanding and given us techniques that help both the caregiver and the person with the disease to enjoy a better quality of life.
Before this training I thought I understood persons with dementia but in truth I was just doing the best that I could. We are now better equipped to impart quality care to persons suffering from this incurable disease.
Through this training we are equipped with valuable tools that will last a lifetime and make us more effective as professional caregivers.
You taught us the importance of being patient, compassionate, a good listener and also how to handle stress. The people we care for and those we will care for will certainly benefit from what we learned over the past weeks. … We have learned techniques that will allow us to make a tremendous difference in their lives. Thank you for everything.
What family members say about our graduates:
When [our home health aide] came to us she had no experience being a caregiver…. After several weeks taking this course she became more sensitive to my husband’s needs. She is very patient and takes the time to have him do things on his own. She does not rush him. She speaks very slowly and listens to what he is saying rather than ignoring him. Since she has been in the course this listening to my husband has resulted in him being very happy to have her take care of him. She has also learned physical techniques such as coming from the front and sitting at eye level when she speaks to him. All of this contributes to him feeling safe and secure around her…. She is my best aide; I only wish all the caregivers who attend to him were this good. He is happy and content when she is with him.
This nationally-recognized training has made a significant difference in the lives of persons with dementia, their family members, and those who are paid to care for them.
For more information or to register, please contact our 24-hour Helpline at 646-744-2900