Dementia Care Training For Professional Caregivers
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:
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:
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.