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Care Partner Training
 

Become a Dementia Capable Care Champion.
Our interdisciplinary training is designed for all care partners involved in dementia care, including therapists, administrators, facility educators, dementia program directors, nurses, CNAs, social workers, and activities, dietary, housekeeping, and other support staff.

One-Day Foundation Course
The Foundation Course provides all who work in dementia care a common framework for promoting best abilities.
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Two-Day Foundation and Care Partner Applications
Building on the Foundation Course, this course emphasizes application of new skills for the various aspects of dementia care. Prereq: Foundation Course
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Three-Day Instructor Program
If you’d like to be able to go back to your facility and train these classes yourself, you can add a third day and become a Certified Instructor. The Three-Day Instructor Program, our train-the-trainer course, allows an organization to create a positive, congruent approach among all staff.

Upon completion, participants become certified to purchase and use CPI’s training materials to teach the One-Day Foundation Course within their organization. Prereq: Two-Day Foundation and Care Partner Applications
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Contact Hours
A Certificate of Participation for 7 contact hours for the Foundation Course and 6 contact hours for Care Partner Applications will be provided as well as CEUs. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that these courses meet your CEU requirements prior to registration.


Course Details


One-Day Foundation Course

 

Establish a common framework for promoting best abilities.
The Foundation Course provides all who work in dementia care a common framework about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), a best-abilities perspective, dementia stages, behavior management, and care techniques to promote the best ability to function.

 

Course content:
 

  • Introduction to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD)
  • Theoretical framework
  • Philosophical framework
  • Impact on cognition
  • Identification of the stages of dementia
  • Allen Cognitive Level and best-abilities approach
  • Care approaches to maximize function and well-being
  • Behavior and communication
  • Strategies for minimizing behaviors and enhancing communication
  • Family support methods

 

Two-Day Foundation and Care Partner Applications Course


Apply new skills and adjust various aspects of dementia care.
Building on the Foundation Course, this course emphasizes application and includes activities, case studies, and discussions relative to assessment, care approaches, documentation, and functional maintenance programs.

 

Course content:
 

  • Principles to guide care
  • Examination of the stages of dementia in relation to the Allen Cognitive Levels
  • Identification of care approaches
  • Best-abilities approach for each stage
  • Case study
  • Behavior and communication strategies
  • Person-centered approach to each stage of dementia
  • Simulations
  • Functional maintenance programs
  • Creation of individualized plans with communication strategies, care approaches, and responses to behavior
  • Interdisciplinary team strategies to achieve positive outcomes