Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Training in Connecticut: Bill 179

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Under Connecticut's Senate Bill 179, effective October 1, 2014, the following types of facilities are required to ensure that all staff receive training upon employment and annually thereafter in Alzheimer's disease and dementia symptoms and care:
  • Home health agencies
  • Residential care homes
  • Assisted living agencies
  • Chronic and convalescent nursing homes
  • Rest homes with nursing supervision
  • Facilities with Alzheimer's special care units or programs

Additionally, under Section 2 of SB 179, also known as Public Act No. 14-194, Connecticut's Commissioner of Public Health is required to adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 54 of Connecticut's general statutes, to implement the provisions for home health agencies, residential care homes, and assisted living services agencies. We will post updates as the commissioner adopts the regulations.

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 and consulting services [PDF] 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. Download an alignment detailing how you can meet the training requirements [PDF] with Dementia Capable Care training.

Our training can be tailored to the 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.
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