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Memory Care: Setting the Stage

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Memory Care: Setting the Stage
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Course Information:
  • eBook
  • Credit Hours: 1.75
  • How to Modify the Environment In Simple Ways
  • How Behavior Is Changed By Environmental Changes
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Memory Care: Setting the Stage Info:

Setting the Stage for care includes understanding the environment, and ways to adapt the space around you for a better care setting, activities that can be implemented today, and appraisal and care planning skills.

How to spot the little things in the environment that make a big difference to the person with dementia; how to modify the environment in simple ways to make positive differences; how behavior is changed by environmental changes; the difference having fun makes in our daily lives.

Course Content
  • Part 1: Environment IS Important
  • I. Defining the environment
  • A. Place
  • B. People
  • C. Senses
  • II. Factors in the environment that affect residents with dementia
  • A. Overall space
  • B. Clutter
  • C. Stimulation
  • 1. Noise
  • 2. Large crowds
  • 3. Loud conversation
  • D. Environmental cues or signals
  • 1. Signs
  • 2. Colors and art
  • 3. Floors
  • 4. Resident room cues
  • E. Sensory Input
  • F. Routine in the environment
  • G. Unfamiliar environment
  • III. Apply this
  • Part 2: Let’s Have Fun with Activities
  • I. Purpose of activities for people with dementia
  • A. Giving a sense of purpose
  • B. Stimulating mental functioning
  • C. Better sleep at night
  • D. Gives opportunities for social interaction
  • E. Gives a sense of fun and quality of life
  • II. Activity programs that work: what they are and how to do them
  • A. Reminiscence
  • B. Intergenerational activities
  • C. Pets
  • D. Personalized activities
  • III. Activities ideas for everyone
  • A. Ball Toss
  • B. Walks
  • C. Songs
  • D. Dancing to music
  • E. Simple board or card games
  • F. Simple word games
  • G. Baking, cooking, mixing activities
  • H. Everyday tasks
  • 1. Folding towels or laundry
  • 2. Sweeping sidewalks or floors
  • 3. Watering plants
  • 4. Setting or clearing the table at mealtimes
  • IV. Apply these ideas. Get busy having fun!
  • Part 3: Appraisal and Care Planning Skills
  • I. Understanding the purpose of appraisals
  • A. Physical and medical problems
  • B. Emotional or psychological needs or concerns
  • C. Functional abilities
  • D. Social or family situation
  • II. Timing: when are appraisals needed?
  • A. Prior to admission to program
  • B. Frequently during care
  • III. Understanding care planning
  • A. Purpose
  • B. Special considerations in care planning for individuals with dementia
  • IV. Making a good care plan
  • A. Choose your forms carefully
  • B. Start by identifying goals you wish to help the person reach
  • C. Identify steps or approaches needed to reach goals
  • V. Record keeping
  • A. Care plan and appraisal forms
  • B. Information gathering for others to complete forms
  • VI. Sample forms


Instructor

Sharon K. Brothers, MSW

Sharon Brothers has been involved in education, writing, management and consulting for a wide range of care-related programs and services. She is currently CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) which encompasses the brands: aQuire Training Solutions, Medifecta, CarePro and EasyCEU. Sharon received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia in 1980 and has since spent her professional career in the health care industry, developing and operating four assisted living communities for over 18 years. Sharon's leadership of the IPCed team is based on the concept of building a company that prepares the next generation to provide care to seniors, using the very best practices in e-learning and technology.

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Memory Care: Setting the Stage

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