If you work in long
term care or are a caregiver, Do you know:
How to deal with catastrophic events?
What to do for repetitive behaviors?
What to do for sundowning?
Be prepared for the
Alzheimer's & Dementia Patient.
care and get certified today!
The only way to provide
successful dementia care is to understand the
disease process, the importance of communication
skills and the significance of the feelings
behind the dementia related behaviors.
Course Goals & Objectives
- To provide fundamental
education on dementia and dementia care.
- To enhance the
quality of life of dementia patients through
educating care providers.
- Foster sensitivity & respect
for the dementia client.
- To teach communication
- To provide sensitive
approaches for assisting patients with activities
of daily living.
- Have an understanding
- Identify common
causes of aggressive, repetitive and sundowning
behaviors in older adults.
- Describe behavioral/care
interventions that may be used to prevent,
reduce or eliminate difficult care situations.
- Describe challenges
related to caregiver stress and utilize stress
- Learn alternative
activity interventions that are success oriented
and failure free.
- Receive certificate
of attendance in seminar.
Who should attend: Nurses,
CNA's, Social Workers, Activity Professionals,
Geriatric Case Managers, Licensed Nursing Home
Administrators, Certified Assisted Living Administrators,
Pastoral Care Staff, Dietary Personnel, and
all other long term care staff and care givers.
Continuing Education: 7
Continuing education hours are pending approval
with the following:
New Jersey Board
of Social Work Examiners
National Certification Council for Activity Professionals
NJ Nursing Home Administrators Board
NJ Certified Assisted Living Administrators Board.
Lynn Biot-Gordon is
a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master
of Social Work degree. She maintains a private
practice and is a consultant for long term care
facilities which includes in-services on a variety
of topics for residents, families, and health
care staff. She is the founder of Gordon Social
Sandra Stimson is
a Certified Activity Director and a Certified
Assisted Living Administrator. In addition to
serving as an Activity Director, Assistant Administrator,
Director of Alzheimer's Units in LTC and residential
facilities. She is also a volunteer speaker
and facilitator for the Alzheimer's Association.
Sandra designs and implements Alzheimer's Units
in long term care facilities. She is co founder
of Pet Express Pet Therapy program. Sandra is
the Executive Director of Alternative Solutions
in Long Term Care.
S. Brand holds a Master's Degree
in Therapeutic Recreation and is a Certified
Dementia Practitioner. He is a former Director
of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer's
Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter (1993-2001)
and is currently the Executive Director of
Bethel Ridge in Basking Ridge, NJ. An accomplished
speaker on Alzheimer's disease and related
dementias, Mr. Brand has given seminars to
statewide, national, and international audiences.
Registration Information: The
tuition is $185.00 per person. You will receive
confirmation of your registration with directions
to the classroom site you have chosen. Once
payment is received, you are enrolled unless
otherwise notified. GSWC reserves the right
to cancel seminars based on insufficient enrollment.
Registrants who need to cancel must provide
GSWC with written notice no later than one week
prior to the seminar date. Cancellations are
refundable less a $75.00 administrative charge.
Substitutions may be made at any time. Continuing
Education credits issued will be canceled for
nonpayment of required fees.
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certified as Certified Demenita Practiioners