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Why Dementia Care Training Is Essential to Ensuring Safety
By Kim Warchol | Posted on 09.24.2012 | with 6 comments
Check out this video in which I stress that everyone involved in care needs to know how and when to perform cognitive assessments and provide compassionate, heartfelt care in order to ensure that persons with dementia are safe both physically and emotionally. Because when we're aware of a person's cognitive level, we can adjust our...  Read more »
Customer Service and Violence Prevention
By Raquelle Solon | Posted on 09.17.2012 | with 0 comments
I can attest to many instances in which my level of service directly affected a situation. If my attitude and behavior is positive, it will most likely yield positive results. If I have a poor attitude or I’m exhibiting rude, disrespectful behavior, that could contribute to someone escalating to verbal aggression or physical assault. This ...  Read more »
Helping People With Dementia to Thrive
By Crisis Prevention Institute | Posted on 09.17.2012 | with 4 comments
A friend of mine worked in an activity department, and they were looking for a supervisor. Mind you, I had never worked a day in long-term care in any capacity, so I was naturally hesitant to accept this offer. My friend told me to just come in for a day and hang out with some of the residents. “You’re a good talker,” she...  Read more »
8 Awesome Back-to-School Resources for Parents and Teachers
By Susan Keith | Posted on 09.14.2012 | with 0 comments
Here are some resources for educators and parents to help students adapt to the increased structure and new expectations that the school year brings—and ways to encourage positive behavior from the start.   Read more »
Dementia Care: How to Heal With Heart
By Kim Warchol | Posted on 09.11.2012 | with 1 comments
In this video, I share with you my thoughts about how care partners who help people with heart are key to providing excellent dementia care. Because when everyone—from aides to therapists to nurses to administrators—is equipped with skills for providing the highest level of care, persons with dementia are empowered to experienc...  Read more »