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CARES® Dementia 5-Step Method & Dementia Related Behaviour (Bundle 1)

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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 is a two part course. Expand the blocks below to get an overview of each section.

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.

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:

R2900 incl VAT