Chris Ebell

Chris is the lead DCS trainer and an Allen Authorized Instructor. Chris received her B.A. Degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton and her B.S. Degree in Occupational Therapy at Chicago State University. In her many years of experience Chris has worked in various geriatrics settings including psychiatry, hospital rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health.

Posts by Chris Ebell

A Therapist's Guide to Laws and Regulations in Dementia Care
Medicare denial practices are loosening. And you're more empowered than ever as a professional by the National Alzheimer's Project Act and the IMPACT Act.  Read more »
How Therapy in Home Health Helps Families With Dementia
When family members struggle to keep their loved ones at home, trained therapists can help in many ways. Read more »
What's the Difference Between Dementia and Delirium?
These two different illnesses often coexist. Here are the details, plus strategies for helping someone who has one or both. Read more »
Dementia Care Specialist Reviews “Still Alice” Book
By Chris Ebell | Posted on 02.02.2015 | with 3 comments
The phenomenal book Still Alice shows what it's like to change and decline, yet still remain who you are. Read more »
Using Home Health Services for Persons With Dementia
With the number of people with dementia on the rise, there is a real need to support these people and to educate caregivers, families, and providers. Read more »
Dementia With Quality of Life
Today the Alzheimer’s Association promotes the importance of early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more »
The Interview Process and MDS 3.0
By Chris Ebell, Mary Gennerman | with 0 comments
The new MDS 3.0 has been designed to improve accuracy and usefulness, giving residents more opportunities to voice their needs and desires. Read more »
Top 5 Home Care Assessment Tips for Therapists
Providing therapy at home can be challenging and rewarding. These strategies can help you discover what a patient needs and what their support systems are. Read more »
Managing Psych Comorbidities and Dementia Using Allen Cognitive Levels
All staff must be able to recognize comorbid symptoms and know supportive ways to reduce these symptoms. Learn some of the most common comorbidities below. Read more »
Home Health Care: Addressing Behavioral Issues in the Person With Dementia
When caregivers provide total care, they unwittingly remove clients’ sense of independence. We call this excess disability. How do we respond? Read more »
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