Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Register for the Intensive AHCA/NCAL Convention Session on Implementing CARES® Online Dementia Training & Alzheimer’s Association EssentiALZ® Certification


Administrators, directors, nurses and other long term care staff interested in quality dementia care are encouraged to register for a facilitated intensive training session led by national CARES® expert, Debbie Richman, to learn how to implement the CMS- and AHCA/NCAL-recommended CARES® online training program within your organization.  At the end of the training session, attendees will be eligible for individual Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification.

This unique learning opportunity at the 68th Annual AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo in Las Vegas is back this year by popular demand. Attendees will complete the CARES® Dementia Basics curriculum and learn about the training tools, techniques, and activities to implement the CARES® Approach within your organization utilizing the CARES® Classroom Guide™ for Administrators and Educators. 

This session is a great way to help skilled nursing centers develop dementia specific educational programs that can help demonstrate staff competency in quality dementia care as part of the new staff competency assessments that will be required under Phase II of the CMS Requirements of Participation (RoP) taking effect this November.  Specialized training will be one way surveyors will determine if caregivers have the competencies necessary to deliver quality and individualized care.       

The CARES® content video-intensive and includes care vignettes and interviews of real people living with dementia, their families, professional caregivers, and dementia experts (no actors).  In addition, this session will offer unique networking opportunities to learn from your dementia care colleagues from across the nation. 

The CARES® Dementia Basics Training is approved for 5.5 Administrator CEUs will be held on Sunday, October 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST and is a separate ticketed event. The registration fee for this special intensive training is only $199.95.  

As an added bonus, attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the CARES® Classroom Guide™ for Administrators and Educators – a $199.95 value – which offsets the entire cost of the session.

Click here to register for the AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo held October 15 – 18 in Las Vegas.

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