Advanced Education for SNFs

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Advanced Education in Dementia for Long Term Care Professionals

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is sponsoring Alzheimer's and Dementia training for long term care professionals in Indiana.  

Who should attend: Long term care professionals who are interested in Alzheimer's and dementia care.


Monica Ott, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University Geriatrics

Anne Thomas, PhD
Associate Dean
Michigan State University College of Nursing

Kayleigh Adrian, MS
Project Coordinator
University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community 

Delivery Mode:  Face-to-face training course. A two-day session followed by a one-day session after several weeks. Class is 8 am - 5:00 pm each day.

Content:  At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the main characteristics of dementia/Alzheimer’s including stages, disease progression, and the difference between dementia and delirium.
  • Decrease the likelihood of unwanted behaviors associated with dementia/Alzheimer’s by having appropriate behavioral expectations of the resident and knowing how to structure activities and interactions for a positive outcome.
  • Distinguish between and demonstrate how to defuse four categories of challenging behaviors: verbal nonaggressive, physical nonaggressive, verbal aggressive and physical aggressive.
  • Outline the key components of a successful care plan for a resident with dementia/Alzheimer’s.
  • Describe sustainable facility-wide strategies for the management of challenging behaviors.

Credential: There will be a final exam. Participants receiving a score of 75% or above will receive a Certificate of Training: Advanced Education in Care of Persons with Alzheimer’s and Dementia from the Indiana State Department of Health.

CEUs: Available for Administrators and Social Workers

Cost:  $100, which includes lunch and all-day beverages

Indianapolis: August 13 & 14 & August 28, 2018
Merrillville: July 9 & 10 & July 24, 2018
Evansville: October 29 & 30 & November 13, 2018

Click here to register for any of these courses.


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