Professional Education

Dementia Certificate Program

NEW Dementia Certificate Level One: Fulfilling Massachusetts Regulations

This new eight-hour interactive Dementia Certificate program meets the requirements of 105 CMR 150.024 for the specialized care of residents with dementia in a facility. It is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of all professionals working with individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

Instructor, Suzanne Faith, RN psych, Senior Director of Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services, will cover these topics:

  • Overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Communicating and connecting with residents
  • Techniques and approaches to care
  • Person-centered care
  • Understanding the needs of the family
  • Dietary needs of residents
  • Social needs and activities
  • Recognizing and responding to caregiver stress
  • Preventing, recognizing and responding to abuse and neglect

8 CEs for RN/LPN, LICSW, HCA, Activity Professional, OT/PT, Psychologist, CNA and HHA. 
Cost: $160.00 and 8 CEs. Includes materials.
Register by mail, fax, call (508) 775-5656, or register online.

2015 SCHEDULE 

  • January 16 and 23, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Baypointe Rehabilitation and Skilled Center, Brockton | PDF form | Register online 
  • March 2 and 9, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | HopeHealth Hyannis office | PDF form | Register online
  • May 15 and 22, 201510:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | HopeHealth Hyannis office | PDF form | Register online
  • September 21 and 28, 201510:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | HopeHealth Hyannis office
  • October 26 and November 2, 201510:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | HopeHealth Hyannis office

 

Dementia Certificate Level Two: Behavior and Medication Management

This four-hour program is designed for those professionals who are looking to advance their clinical knowledge in managing challenging behaviors and medication management associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia both at home and in the workplace. Program includes class participation with case studies taught by instructor Suzanne Faith, RN psych, Senior Director.

Prerequisite: Dementia Certificate Level One
4 CEs for RN/LPN, LICSW, HCA, Activity Professional, OT/PT, Psychologist, CNA and HHA. 
Cost: $100.00. Includes materials. 
Register by mail, fax, call (508) 775-5656, or register online.

2015 SCHEDULE 

  • April 10, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | HopeHealth Hyannis office | PDF form | Register online
  • June 11, 201512:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | HopeHealth Hyannis office | PDF form | Register online
  • October 5, 201512:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | HopeHealth Hyannis office

 

Dementia Certificate Level Three: Advanced Problem Solving

Advanced Problem Solving: Challenges in Alzheimer’s Care

This four-hour program is designed for those professionals who are looking to advance their clinical skills to solve problem behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia both at home and in the workplace. Program includes class participation with case studies taught by instructor Suzanne Faith, RN psych, Senior Director.

Prerequisite: Dementia Certificate Level Two
4 CEs for RN/LPN, LICSW, HCA, Activity Professional, OT/PT, Psychologist, CNA and HHA. 

Cost: $100.00. Includes materials. 
Register by mail, fax, call (508) 775-5656, or register online.

2014/15 SCHEDULE

  • December 19, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | HopeHealth Hyannis office | PDF form
  • May 20, 201512:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | HopeHealth Hyannis office | PDF form | Register online
  • November 23, 201512:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | HopeHealth Hyannis office

Alzheimer’s Support Group Leader Training

This training provides a foundation for new support group facilitators and serves as a resource for existing facilitators of Alzheimer’s support groups.

Included in the training is the Alzheimer’s Support Group Leader’s Manual which serves as a source for ideas regarding discussion topics, new activities or interventions, and the management of unusual or challenging situations. Please bring Lunch.

6 CEs 
Cost: $80

2015 SCHEDULE

Learn more, contact (508) 775-5656 or Info@HopeDementia.org.

 

Staff Development Offerings

Educational Packages

Design your own educational package to suit the needs of your staff or choose from an extensive list of subjects all addressing current trends in the delivery of Dementia Care. Call (508) 775-5656 or email to schedule your training or to learn more.

  • Overview of dementia – prerequisite
  • Empathic communication
  • Managing challenging behaviors
  • Managing ADLs sexuality & dementia
  • Activities for persons with dementia
  • Arts & Alzheimer’s programming
  • Creating a therapeutic & supportive environment (for facilities)
  • Adapting the home environment for safer care
  • Spirituality and caregiving
  • Support group leaders training

Cost of classes

  • One class - $250
  • Two classes - $475
  • Three classes - $700
  • Four classes - $800

Class time = 1 hour

Suzanne Faith, RN psych, Senior Director of Hope Dementia & Alzheimer's Services and a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, has been working with families, professionals, and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for nearly 30 years. Her unique perspective and qualifications can significantly enhance the ability of your staff to meet the daily challenges of providing care.

For more information or to schedule an in-service for your staff please call Suzanne Faith, Senior Director, at (508) 775-5656 or Sfaith@HopeDementia.org.