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Dementia Capable Care training from CPI's team of Dementia Care Specialists empowers therapists and other care professionals with a positive approach like no other. By focusing on helping individuals with dementia to thrive and not just survive, our compassionate Instructors give the entire dementia care team the skills to bring out the best in an individual's abilities and improve function, health, safety, and quality of life. The training improves client care while also producing ROI in many ways, including maximized reimbursements, reduced employee turnover, and greater revenues.
The DCS team is dedicated to advancing person-centered, stage-specific care for those living with Alzheimer's/dementia. CPI advances behavior management training that empowers staff to have an immediate, tangible, and lasting improvements to their organization’s memory care program.
Dementia Capable Care staff development options for therapists include:
One-Day Foundation Course
The Foundation Course provides all who work in dementia care a common framework about Alzheimer's/dementia, a best-abilities perspective, dementia stages, behavior management, and care techniques to promote the best ability to function. Content is rooted in Claudia Allen's Cognitive Disabilities Model, Reisberg's Theory of Retrogenesis, and Kitwood's Person-Centered Care. Therapists who complete the Foundation Course can earn Dementia Care Specialist Certification by passing a free follow-up exam within six months. The course is offered for .7 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area).
Two-Day Foundation and Dementia Therapy Applications Course
The first day of this training is the Foundation Course. The second day emphasizes application of new skills for various aspects of dementia care. Therapists learn how to evaluate, treat, and document reimbursable services for those with chronic and progressive dementias using Claudia Allen's Cognitive Disabilities Model as a key frame of reference. An introduction to administration, scoring, and set up of the Large Allen Cognitive Level Screen (LACLS) is presented. Therapists learn how to discover and facilitate the best ability to function of persons at all stages of Alzheimer’s/dementia, and to create reimbursable maintenance programs and realistic discharge plans. The Dementia Therapy Applications Course is offered for .7 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area).
Two-Day Dementia Therapy Intermediate Course
This intermediate level training is for speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and assistants, and physical therapists and assistants who have some experience using the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model with geriatric dementia patients. The course challenges therapists to achieve a greater understanding of how to apply both the Allen Model and the Theory of Retrogenesis to evaluation, treatment intervention, documentation, and programming. Content includes a special emphasis on assessing, treating, and documenting for clients with comorbidities. This course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).
Dementia Capable Care course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.