Six Components that Define Quality Dementia Care Training

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 2, 2023 11:00:00 AM

In the sea of dementia care training, leaders can be overwhelmed when evaluating options. This article provides practical guidance if you are just getting started in creating a dementia training program or if you are re-evaluating current practices. 


Before you learn the six components that define quality dementia care training, I'm going to discuss four fundamental truths: 

We Must Educate, Engage, and Retain Employees

Aging service providers are experiencing dangerously high staff shortages that impact the quality of care, employee retention, and family satisfaction. These together directly affect the bottom line. 

Studies reveal a correlation between the lack of investment in care team education and turnover, with staff reporting feeling ill-prepared for their work with older adults, especially those with memory loss. It's time for a change!

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Topics: dementia care, dementia training, dementia education, dementia care training, dementia programming

Addressing The Growing Needs Of The Aging Population

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 19, 2023 2:11:38 PM

By 2050, the world's population of people ages 60 years and older will double (2.1 billion). The number of persons aged 80 years or older is expected to triple between 2020 and 2050 to reach 426 million (WHO).   

Global communities face the complex challenges of an aging population that far outpaces the current capacities of healthcare and community services.   

Aging service providers across the landscape urgently need practical and effective education and training that prepare and equip the workforce, families, and those who, in any capacity, serve the aging population. 

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Topics: Aging Service Provider

Resource RoundUp: Useful Tools to Support the Aging Services Industry in Igniting Change

Posted by Laura Ellen Christian on Jan 12, 2023 1:40:49 PM

Is one of your organization’s goals to invest more in learning, growth and development opportunities for team members?  Or to focus on the customer experience?  Maybe it's to be more of a resource for the industry? 

A key way to begin chipping away at any goal is to gather information that can support strategies to achieve success. 

Here are a few quick resources in these top categories: 
  • Staff Training and Education 
  • Resident or Client Engagement 
  • Family and Professional Caregiver Support 

Staff Training and Education Resources

How Training has Evolved over the Years

Take a listen to a conversation between two industry leaders talking about training and education evolutions and strategies for success. 

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Topics: aging services, Caregiver Training, resources, dementia education, resident engagement, Family Caregiver Education, staff development

The Big 3 Game-Changers for Company Culture

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 5, 2023 3:34:21 PM

(Make 2023 a Year Committed to Goals that Matter)

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Insitute

Key Strategies for Aging Services You Need For 2023

Posted by Pam Brandon on Dec 29, 2022 12:00:00 PM

"Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant, and to face the challenge of change." – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Topics: Aging Service Provider

5 Tips for Handling Difficult Family Caregiving Conversations

Posted by Jessica Smith on Dec 22, 2022 12:00:00 PM

 

 

 

 

As a provider of care services to elders, you know all too well that difficult conversations with family members are a common course of business. There are many situations where a family member is unable to physically visit their loved one except when traveling or off of work or school around the holidays. Naturally, after not seeing their loved one for a length of time changes will have taken place, and this can cause a variety of responses – all of which necessitate a helpful and informative reply. The goal is to make them feel comfortable and at peace like after the first sip of hot cocoa on a cold winter day. How do you prepare for those tough interactions? Do you feel as though the conversations are effective and well-received? 

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Topics: families, skilled nursing

Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress for People Living with Dementia  

Posted by Ann Germany on Dec 15, 2022 12:15:32 PM

 

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Topics: Dementia Awareness

6 Tips For Family Visits During The Holidays - Engaging or Dull? You Have a Choice!

Posted by Pam Brandon on Dec 8, 2022 12:00:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Getting together with loved ones during the holiday season is one of the season's great joys. But, unfortunately, too often, our visits with our elders end up being a disappointment. Why?

Many times the reason is simply poor planning. For example, we haven't talked to other family members who can share updates on their physical, cognitive, or emotional health. Or, we assume that everything is status quo without checking in first and asking questions. 

Like us, elders change. The difference is that older adults with a chronic illness or cognitive changes are more likely to experience more dramatic fluctuations in their abilities. 

So, preparing for a family visit is one of the essential tasks to ensure an engaging visit! Here are a few tips that will help family members and loved ones avoid a disappointing visit:

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Topics: Flashback Reminiscence Training

Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia: Creating a Memory Basket that Encourages Reminiscence & Evokes Memories

Posted by Pam Brandon on Dec 1, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Quality Time Together is a Precious Gift

 

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Five Tips for Creating Vibrant Organizations that Practice Gratitude and Appreciation.

Posted by Pam Brandon on Nov 24, 2022 12:00:00 PM
How's Your Gratitude Attitude?
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