Professional Education

NEW Alzheimer’s Care Management Certificate

Take all three Dementia Certificate classes and qualify for the Alzheimer’s Care Management Certificate. 

This new certification combines the knowledge from all three Dementia Certificate programs for 16 hours of interactive training to teach the skills necessary to manage Alzheimer’s disease over the long continuum. Designed for professionals to gain the confidence and knowledge to effectively work with individuals and families in both the community and facility setting.

16 CEs for RN/LPN, LICSW, HCA, Activity Professional, OT/PT, Psychologist, CNA and HHA. 

Cost: $320.00 and 16 CEs. Includes materials.  

Students who have earned their Dementia Certificate Level One from Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services after August 2014 can apply those training hours towards earning their Alzheimer Care Management Certificate. 

Call (508) 775-5656 to register and schedule your classes.

Dementia Certificate Program

Dementia Certificate Level One:
Fulfilling Massachusetts Regulations

This 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 

  • September 21 and 28, 2015  |  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  |  HopeHealth Hyannis office  |  PDF form  |  Register online
  • October 26 and November 2, 2015  |  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  |  HopeHealth Hyannis office  |  PDF form  |  Register online

 

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 

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

 

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.

2015 SCHEDULE

 

Joan Houlihan, Senior Sales Director, Atria Woodbriar Senior Living, describes how Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services help her staff better care for their residents. 

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.