Memory Care: Setting the Stage

1.75 CEUs

This course covers ways to create a calming environment, activities and enrichment programs and care plans and appraisals.

 Course Objectives:

  • 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 strongly the environment affects the senses
  • How behavior is changed by environmental changes
  • The difference having fun makes in our daily lives
  • Why activities are important- to the individual with dementia, as well as to visitors and staff
  • Simple activities anyone can do
  • How to incorporate activities into daily living tasks
  • The purpose of appraisals
  • Crucial time points to do new appraisals and care plans
  • Special care planning considerations for memory-impaired people
  • What a care plan is, and how to develop one using an easy step-by-step approach

Course Approvals:

  • NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.75 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval# 20191022-1.75-A48124-DL – expires 10-22-2019.
  • California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (LVN):#V-10621
  • CE Broker Approved for Florida Long Term Care Administrators, Nurses, and Certified Nurse Aides as well as District of Columbia Certified Nurse Aides and Home Health Aides
  • Oregon Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators: 2007-040: General 6 Ethics:0
  • Michigan Department of Human Services: Approved for Adult Foster Care Administrators pursuant to Rules 400.14203 and 400.15203
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approval #: LTS -A1138 (Resident Care)

About the Instructor

sharon-brothersSharon K. Brothers, MSW brings over 30 years’ experience in senior care services to her passion as the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education. Sharon has an advanced degree in social work and leadership experience in multi-state Assisted Living corporations. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession.