Therapists, nurses, and healthcare team members in long-term care and other related settings have most likely provided treatment for dementia in the elderly. They may have also participated in various forms of dementia programs, to include screening, evaluating, and addressing the functional needs of people with dementia. This course expounds on the steps to implement a dementia program at a whole new level, including the expertise and experience of the full interprofessional team. Practical steps are provided for all team members including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, social work, activities, dietary, physician, and family members. Lists and charts are shared of the unique factors related to assessment which results in the most optimal care practices and the best plan to support each person's preferences with meaningful tasks for their own unique interests and level of function.
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- Example types of policies and protocols
- Should be Established with Input from Team
- Address the holistic, unique needs of each resident
- Assess and document clinical and functional needs of each resident
- Include Assignments and Roles of Each Team Player
- It Takes The Entire Team The Challenge to each of us:
- Learn what makes each person unique!
- Examples of Assessment Components
- General Parameters to anticipate Per Dementia Stage
- Clinical and functional information to be gathered by the team
- Case studies, with information gathered for each
- Examples of clinician interventions
- Information to know when adapting activities for residents with dementia
- Details to review and brainstorm In the weekly team meeting
- Examples of reviews for 2 case studies
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to implement and maintain an effective interprofessional dementia program.
- Identify the components needed for a successful clinical program.
- Select examples of goals and policies for an effective interprofessional dementia program.
- Identify the disciplines of recommended team members to be included in the interprofessional dementia program.
- Recognize the types of information to gather and document about each elder with dementia, to best support their care and approaches.
- Identify examples of unique tasks and activities to best support each individual’s preference and skill level.
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Social Worker, Registered Dieticians, and Activities Professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Milliken Healthcare and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
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