Pre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff

Jennifer Brown Activities for Meaningful Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Care Environment, Challenging Behaviors, Daily Care, Nutrition, Pain Management, Pre-Service Dementia Care Training, Signs & Symptoms of Dementia, Stages of Alzheimer's

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Type: In-person Topic: Alzheimer's & Dementia Location: Portland, OR

This class has been approved by Oregon DHS/SOQ and meets the pre-service dementia care training requirements for assisted living, residential care and adult care home direct care staff, as set forth in ORS 443.433, OAR 411-054 and OAR 411-050.

So what is happening when someone has dementia? In this class, you will learn how the brain changes along with hands-on skills and techniques to help you provide care and support to someone living with dementia. Oregon Care Partners pre-service dementia care training is based on training materials developed by Teepa L. Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dementia Care and Training Specialist -Positive Approach, LLC and is presented by Oregon Care Partners PAC certified trainers.

In this class you will:

  • Learn the dementia disease process and how it affects the brain, including symptoms, progression and stages of the disease.
  • Learn techniques for understanding and managing behavioral symptoms, including the importance of reducing antipsychotic medications for non-standard uses.
  • Develop strategies for addressing unmet physical, emotional, and social needs of a person living with dementia.
  • Practice practical, person-centered approaches to addressing specific aspects of dementia care and ensuring the safety of the person(s) in your care including:
    • How to recognize and address pain
    • How to provide food and fluids
    • Strategies to address wandering and elopement
  • Examine the concept and importance of person-centered care, specifically as it relates to caring for persons living with dementia.

CEU’s: 6.0

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Provided By

Oregon Care Partners


December 18, 2019 at 9:00am-4:30pm


7.5 Hours

The OMEF Event Center - Sommer Room - TEL: (503) 619-8000

11740 SW 68th Parkway, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97223

Jennifer BrownPre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff