Minnesota HF 2402
, effective January 1, 2016, requires dementia care training for staff in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, communication skills, assisting with activities of daily living, and problem solving challenging behaviors.
For housing facilities that serve or have programs for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (whether in a segregated unit or a general unit), employees of the establishment and the establishment’s arranged home care provider must receive at least:
- Supervisors—8 hours of initial training within 120 working hours of their employment start date.
- Direct-care employees—8 hours of initial training within 160 working hours.
- Staff who do not provide direct care—4 hours of initial training within 160 working hours.
Facilities that provide assisted living services under chapter 144G must meet the following training requirements:
- Supervisors—4 hours of initial training within 120 working hours.
- Direct-care employees and staff who do not provide direct care—4 hours of initial training within 160 working hours.
Following initial training, staff at all levels in all facility types are required to have 2 hours of dementia care training for every 12 months of employment.
Dementia Care Specialists Can Help You Meet the Training Requirements!
Helping You Train Staff
Dementia care units and facilities across the US use our Dementia Capable Care
training program to raise the standard for memory care. Training focuses on information about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, discusses how to communicate with people who have dementia and their families, and centers on how to maximize function, safety, independence, and quality of life for residents with dementia.
How to Get Training
Our training can be tailored to the unique needs of your facility, staff, and residents. With our train-the-trainer option, select staff can be certified to teach the Dementia Capable Care
training program to other staff on a continuing basis. We have numerous public programs
coming up throughout the US, and customizable on-site training
is also available.