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 0-71920-2.
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
- Habilitation Therapy
- 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
- November 16, 2017
- April 5, 2018
- August 17, 2017
*Scholarships are available. Please contact Sarah Dias at 617-868-6718 for more information. Scholarships made possible by the Walmart Foundation.
- October 12, 2017
- May 9, 2018
- December 7, 2017
- April 12, 2018
- November 7, 2017
- February 6, 2018
- June 12, 2018
Day Of Schedule:
9:00am - 9:30am Registration and Check-in
9:30am - 4:00pm Training
$300 for one representative
$550 for two representatives
$200 for each additional representative
A 50% discount available to smaller community non-profits that are town, city, or state funded. Pre-approval required. Online payment is not available at this time.
The cost of the program includes CEU's (offered to nurses, social workers, activity professionals and nursing home administrators).
Scholarships available to non-profit adult day health agencies, non-profit home care agencies and technical high schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For more information contact Sarah Dias at email@example.com.
Support for these scholarship opportunities is provided by a grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation.
You will receive confirmation prior to the program. If the class is filled, you will be informed of other available dates. Please note a minimum of ten registrants required to hold the class. In case of cancellation, you will be notified one week before training.
After you register, you will receive information via e-mail in regards to payment. Please note online payment is not available for this class.
Questions: Contact Sarah Dias at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-868-6718 ext. 2019