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CARES® Dementia Safety Topics & Activity of Daily Living (Bundle 2)

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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.

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:

R3600 incl VAT