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CARES® Dementia 5-Step Method (Bundle 1 & 2) (Save R650)

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Exclusive in South Africa for the first time

Impact Learning brings you, for the first time, a USA and SA accredited and certified course in Dementia.

This grouped bundle course covers the below two bundles. Expand the blocks below to get an overview of each section.

BUNDLE 1

8 hours

This 4-module (4-hour) online training program provides caregivers with the core or “basic” information needed for dementia care. It focuses on person-centered care, the changes that happen to thinking skills as dementia progresses, how those changes impact behavior, and how to understand behavior as communication. It also includes an entire module on the CARES® Approach, an easy-to-remember approach to care for any person in any situation and at any level of dementia thinking decline. The letters in CARES stand for: C–Connect with the Person, A–Assess Behavior, R–Respond Appropriately, E–Evaluate What Works, and S–Share with Others.

This interactive program includes a variety of exercises and video clips of real people with dementia, CNAs, and other staff members. It has been described as the “best training program I’ve ever used” by hundreds of users. This program is ideal for staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities (CNAs, nurses, supervisors, social workers, administrators, and activity directors; dietary, laundry, housekeeping, transportation, and security staff; and volunteers), home health organizations, hospice, adult day centers, governmental offices, and social service agencies, as well as for police, fire, and other first responders.

Module 1: Meet Clara Jones

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe person-centered care.
  • List three examples of how to learn more about a person with dementia.
  • State what each letter in CARES® stands for.
  • Identify the members of the care team.
  • List ways to decrease stress in your life.
  • List two strategies that can help you cope with grief.

Module 2: Introduction to Dementia

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • List some differences between normal aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • List four thinking skills affected by dementia.
  • Identify key facts about Alzheimer’s disease.
  • List the stages of Alzheimer’s disease and the changes in a person’s ability to perform an activity.
  • Identify activities that a person can do in each stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • List the FDA-approved medications for treating Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.
  • Identify who to talk to if you think a person you are caring for is depressed.
  • Identify the types and signs of elder abuse, and know who to talk to if you suspect an elder has been abused.

Module 3: Understanding Behavior as Communication

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain how behaviour is a form of communication.
  • Name three common things that can cause a change in a person’s behaviour.
  • Describe a person’s behaviour accurately to others on the care team.
  • Explain the person’s “sense of reality.”
  • List three things you can learn from families about the person with dementia that will help you provide person-centered care.
  • List three ways you can change your approach or the environment to help a person with dementia have a good day.
  • Identify three strategies you can use to respond to dementia-related behavioyr.

Module 4: The CARES® Approach

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • State three reasons why it is important to connect with people who have dementia.
  • List three effective ways to connect with a person with dementia.
  • Describe how using the CARES Approach can help with daily care routines such as bathing, eating, and dressing.
  • List two ways that using the CARES Approach can improve life for a person with dementia.
  • State at least three keys to success with CARES.
  • List two ways that using the CARES Approach can improve your job or make it easier.
  • Describe the Positive Physical Approach.
  • Describe how respecting differences in people helps you provide the best possible care.

CARES® Dementia-Related Behaviour is a 4-module, 4-hour online training program that focuses on the behaviour of people with dementia that is hard to understand and difficult to respond to. Sometimes referred to as “challenging behaviour” or “inappropriate behaviour,” we use the term “dementia-related behaviour” as a person-centered, respectful term that does not put blame on the person with dementia.

The program contains thoughtful and effective ways to care for people with dementia when they are confused, frustrated, scared, or angry—and how to respond when the person yells, curses, hits, kicks, bites, or exhibits sexual behaviour. Knowing these new ways of caring can make the behaviour less severe, which can make caregiving less stressful and make life better for the person with dementia. The strategies used center around the CARES® Approach, HealthCare Interactive’s trademarked step-by-step approach to any situation with any person at any level of thinking decline. The modules use videos of real people with dementia, CNAs, and other staff members, plus interactive exercises and case studies to teach person-centered care.

This program is ideal for all employees at nursing homes: CNAs, nurses, supervisors, social workers, administrators, and activity directors, as well as dietary, laundry, housekeeping, security, and transportation staff. It can also be used in assisted living facilities, home health organisations, adult day programs, governmental and social service agencies, and by police, emergency medical personnel, and other first responders who need training beyond what is covered in the 4-hour “5-Step Method” program.

Module 1: Introduction to Dementia-Related Behaviour

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe and give examples of dementia-related behaviour.
  • Understand how dementia can affect a person’s behaviour.
  • Explain why it is important to pay attention to the behaviour of a person with dementia.
  • List some common causes of dementia-related behavior.

Module 2: Using the CARES® Approach with Dementia-Related Behaviour

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • List two reasons why connecting with people with dementia can help to minimize dementia-related behaviour.
  • Describe the positive physical approach.
  • List two ways that using the CARES Approach can improve the life of someone with dementia.
  • List two ways that using the CARES Approach can improve your job and make it easier.

Module 3: Breaking Down the CARES® Approach for Dementia-Related Behaviour

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss why it’s important to connect with people who exhibit dementia-related behaviour.
  • Use the CARES Approach to build connected relationships with people with dementia.
  • Use the CARES Approach to assess dementia-related behavior, so that you can respond to the person in a caring, effective way.
  • Explain why it’s important to evaluate your approach and how you can share what is and isn’t working with others.

Module 4: Key Responses to Dementia-Related Behaviour

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • List common types of dementia-related behaviour.
  • Describe practical strategies or “keys” for preventing and responding to different types of dementia-related behaviour.

BUNDLE 2

10 hours

This 6-module, 6-hour online training program includes more in-depth topics and issues such as making a connection, eating and mealtime, pain recognition and management, wandering, falls, and eliminating restraints. Like our “5-Step Method” program, these modules use a variety of videos of real people with dementia, CNAs, and other staff members, plus interactive exercises and case studies to teach person-centered care.

This program is ideal for staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities (CNAs, nurses, supervisors, social workers, administrators, and activity directors), home health organisations, hospice, adult day centers, governmental offices, and social service agencies, as well as for police, fire, and other first responders who need training beyond what is covered in our 4-hour “5-Step Method” program.

Module 1: Making a Connection with the Person

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • List three things to talk to a person with dementia about.
  • List three circumstances where it does not require a lot of extra time or effort to make an interaction meaningful with a person with dementia.
  • Understand how to help a person with dementia be successful regardless of their stage
  • Apply the CARES® Approach in making a connection.

Module 2: Eating Well

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe eating abilities at the various stages of dementia.
  • List three ways to make mealtime more enjoyable for people with dementia.
  • State the warning signs of a swallowing problem.
  • Apply the CARES Approach in helping people with dementia to eat well.

Module 3: Recognizing Pain

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the non-verbal behaviours and signs that suggest a person with dementia is in pain.
  • List some of the underlying causes of pain.
  • List three ways how pain might affect a person’s ability to do some things.
  • Apply the CARES Approach to recognize pain in a person with dementia.

Module 4: Minimizing Falls

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define a fall.
  • Identify factors that make an individual at risk of falling.
  • Identify environmental risk factors for falls.
  • Explain the importance of continually looking for falls risk.
  • Describe what to look for and what to report when working with residents at risk for falls.
  • Understand the importance of regular exercise and movement in preventing falls.

Module 5: Rethinking Wandering

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by wandering.
  • Describe why wandering occurs.
  • Identify situations that may lead to wandering.
  • Explain the difference between safe and unsafe wandering.
  • Identify a resident at risk for unsafe wandering.
  • Apply strategies that promote safe wandering.
  • Explain how to respond to a wandering incident.

Module 6: Minimizing and Eliminating Restraints

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe what a physical restraint is.
  • List five consequences of physical restraints.
  • Describe unintended uses of medications. And why this is considered a restraint.
  • Understand what it may feel like to be restrained.
  • List three creative approaches you can use that might avoid the use of restraints with a resident.

CARES® Activities of Daily Living is a 5-module, 5-hour online training program that focuses on activities of daily living (ADLs) across all levels of thinking decline, progressing from normal thinking to the first signs of dementia, all the way to late and end stages of the disease process. In each level of decline, specific strategies are presented for a variety of ADLs including bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, mouth care, and using the bathroom. Since a lot of the care you provide is direct and related to ADLs, these thoughtful and effective strategies can be used immediately with anyone for whom you provide care.

This program is ideal for nursing home staff members such as CNAs, nurses, supervisors, social workers, administrators, and activity directors. It can also be used in assisted living facilities, home health organizations, and adult day programs. Like all CARES programs, this training is based on the trademarked CARES® Approach to dementia care: Connect with the person, Assess their behaviour, Respond appropriately, Evaluate what works, and Share information with others.

Module 1: 1. Introduction to Activities of Daily Living

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • List two ways in which dementia impacts activities of daily living for someone living with dementia.
  • Identify the three areas of ADL care that will be covered in this program.

Module 2: Dressing

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe ways to make a person with dementia feel more comfortable getting dressed.
  • Respond to common family member concerns with dressing.
  • Use the CARES Approach while assisting a person with dressing.

Module 3: Eating

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand how eating abilities change at the different stages of dementia.
  • Adjust your care to match the changes in a person’s eating preferences.
  • Recognize things you can do to encourage eating and make it a more pleasant experience for people with dementia.
  • Consider the impact of dementia when caring for other chronic illnesses.
  • Use the CARES Approach while assisting a person with eating.

Module 4: Using the Bathroom

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • List two reasons why it’s important to help a person with dementia continue to use the toilet as independently as possible.
  • Describe three behaviours or signs that often mean that a person has to use the toilet.
  • List two things you can do to learn a person’s bathroom patterns.
  • Apply the CARES Approach to assisting a person with going to the bathroom.

Module 5: Mobility, Transferring, and Positioning

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe how proper transferring and positioning are important to the health and well-being of people.
  • Describe safe practices for transferring and positioning people.
  • Explain the importance of connecting with people before moving them.
  • Use the CARES Approach while assisting a person with transferring and positioning.

HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE

The course and quizzes will be taken on the CARES® website and eLearning platform.

After purchasing this course on our website, you can revisit this page to get the access information and instructions below under “Course Content”.

You will need to complete the quizzes on the CARES® eLearning platform in order to receive your international certificate as well as have your CPD points registered with the HPCSA.

We trust you will find great value in this training.

Course Content

Course information:

R6150 incl VAT