|Massachusetts / New Hampshire Chapter
Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease
A Habilitation Training Curriculum
The curriculum is a train-the-trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer's and dementia care, to train direct care staff in a wide array of care settings. The 7 hour training teaches attendees the 13 hour curriculum in best Habilitation Therapy practices. Modules include a PowerPoint presentation, discussion activities, lecture, and demonstration, role-play and group work.
Co-sponsored by the Berkshire AHEC
Nursing (5.5 Credits): This program meets the requirements for nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing - 244 CMR 5.04.
Activity Professionals (5.0 Credits): This program has been approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) for continuing education hours for activity professionals.
Social Workers (5.5 Credits): This program has been approved for Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 70033.
Nursing Home Administrators (5.5 Credits): Berkshire AHEC is recognized as an approved provider by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators to offer continuing education credits for nursing home administrators.
Successful Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to sign-in and out at each session, attend the entire program, and complete all evaluations.
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Knowing and Understanding the Individual
Communication Skills: We Need to Know the Language
Does the Physical Environment Make a Difference?
Our Approach to Personal Care
Activity and Purposeful Engagement
Behavior as Communication: Understanding and Responding
Understanding and Working with Families
- August 9, 2016
- November 3, 2016
- February 7, 2017
- April 13, 2017
- June 8, 2017
- October 3, 2016
- April 25, 2017
- October 26, 2016
- January 25, 2017
- May 24, 2017
- December 2, 2016
- May 5, 2017
Day Of Schedule:
9:00am - 9:30am Registration and Check-in
Attendee must complete entire day or training to receive certificate of completion and CECs.
9:30am - 4:30pm Training
$300 for one representative ($150*)
$550 for two representatives ($275*)
$200 for each additional representative ($100*)
* The cost of the program includes CECs (offered to nurses, social workers, activity professionals and nursing home administrators). Non-profit rate available to smaller community non-profits that are town, city, or state funded. Online payment is not available at this time.
Complete the online electronic registration form or call Sarah Dias at 617.868.6718 Ext. 2019. You will receive confirmation prior to the program. If the class is filled, you will be informed of other available dates. After you register, you will receive information via e-mail in regards to payment. Please note online payment is not available for this class.
Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.