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.
December 18, 2019 at 9:00am-4:30pm
The OMEF Event Center - Sommer Room - TEL: (503) 619-8000
11740 SW 68th Parkway, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97223