Teepa Snow MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Owner & Trainer, Positive Approach™ to Care
Staying Ahead: Dementia Care for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living
About This Webinar
The changes in the healthcare landscape have affected regulations, care standards, and reimbursements and therefore, increased competition for skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities. Although providing quality care remains a priority, people with dementia are at higher risk for delirium, falls, and overall functional decline that can complicate rehabilitation and increase the risk for readmissions. This adds a layer of complexity to providing personalized care, which puts you and your patients at risk. Providing dementia care not only offers the opportunity to increase your bottom line, it also diversifies care services, which differentiates you from your competition.
Watch this on-demand webinar with Teepa Snow, the leader in dementia training, as she focuses on providing dementia care in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities. Teepa will identifies observational skills that help us to recognize and intervene effectively when challenges occur. She emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities, along with modifying the task demands, environment, and most importantly, the caregiver’s approach. These elements, combined with many others, will form the base for problem-solving, personalized care planning and a competitive edge.
Watch this webinar to learn how to:
- Describe effective combinations of multi-modal helping techniques when presented with someone with dementia
- Recognize the value of consistent positive reinforcement and active programming to promote well-being in reducing challenging behaviors throughout the disease process
- Use a structured and organized approach to recognizing and coping with challenging behaviors by meeting needs and intervening early and often with at-risk individuals on a regular basis