Clinical training courses leverage person-centered care techniques to address care demands and reduce staff stress
CARY, NC – Relias Learning, the leader in online training for senior care organizations, is pleased to announce the industry’s most comprehensive set of online courses focused on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This series follows Relias’ recent release of its rehospitalization courses, Advanced Clinical Skills, representing the company’s ongoing commitment to addressing timely care issues in senior care. The Alzheimer’s and dementia series includes 28 courses to address the care demands of residents with these conditions, and provide support by reducing frontline -staff and caregiver strain in skilled nursing, assisted living, and home care and hospice organizations.
“The population of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia is growing at a staggering pace,” said Jim Triandiflou, CEO of Relias Learning. “The release of this new series adds to our already dynamic selection of training for senior care providers, as we continue to invest in our training products and address the most important issues facing the industry.”
80 percent of residents in senior care experience some level of dementia, and more than 30 percent of all residents in assisted living communities have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Training is not only a means to ensure the best care for these types of residents, but also a tool to promote staff retention while providing the skills to address the career progression of these caregivers—a position where Relias’ new series of courses can really help. Recent industry reports specifically recommend post-acute organizations take steps to train and develop skill sets of staff to address the unique care demands of these residents.
Relias Learning’s Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia training series provides 28 courses to address the following when caring for residents with these conditions:
- Disease fundamentals
- Communication techniques
- Facilitating activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Care interventions
- Working with families on transitions of care
- Unique care needs for assisted living, home care and skilled nursing settings
“The focus in the senior care industry is becoming increasingly more about providing specialized care for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease,” says Mike Mutka, Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer of Relias Learning. “The intent of the Relias Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care series is to move away from institutional care protocols and towards the concept of person-centered care. This can best be achieved through a highly trained staff focused on understanding the unique care needs of this population.”
Relias’s Alzheimer’s disease and dementia series as well as its new Advanced Clinical Skills library, featuring more than 50 courses on reducing rehospitalization, will be debuted during the LeadingAge Conference at the Relias booth on October 27th and the National Association for Home Care conference on October 31st.