New Educational Resources for Person-Centered Dementia Care
As clinical leaders, it is vital to implement a positive approach to individuals with dementia, including the ability to de-escalate aggressive behavior to help decrease the use of antipsychotic medications and enhance quality outcomes.
At Pathway Health, we have developed an educational resource that focuses on the positive approach to care by fostering relationships, developing awareness, and applying skills that transform care approaches for individuals with dementia.
This workshop is developed by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, and has the following participant outcomes:
- Understand the characteristics of normal aging and not normal aging
- Review common pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for those experiencing dementia.
- Discuss the value of consistent positive reinforcement to reduce challenging behavior
- Examine the impact of sensory changes and processing information throughout the disease process.
- Demonstrate a positive approach to care techniques.
- Discover the GEMS model in identifying the stages of dementia.
- Explore the impact of a positive physical approach in reducing psychoactive medications, decreasing behaviors, and improving quality.
The next workshop offering will be on May 6 & 20, 8:00 am-12:00 pm.
Contact us to discuss how we can assist your organization in supporting person-centered care strategies.
Other Resources to Support Staff Competency:
Staff Competency Toolkit®
This toolkit is designed with post-acute leaders in mind. Section 1 provides insight to the staff competency requirements, leadership implementation strategies, tools and resources. Section 2 includes 25 targeted competency KSA areas, including mandatory competencies.
QuickPATHs to Support Dementia Care:
- Behavioral Health & Dementia Care
- Change of Condition KSA Competency
- Communication KSA Competency
- Dementia KSA Competency
- Person-Centered Care KSA Competency
- Psychotropic Medication
- Resident Rights KSA Competency