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:

This course is offered by Missouri Assisted Living Association (MALA) and MALA is an approved Training Agency for the Missouri Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators.

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.

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.