This course covers the importance of working with your client's family, understanding their grief process, and how to help them participate as members of the care team. You will also learn about how environment plays a role in your client's well being.
Maria's Story: Helping Families Cope John and Maria Understanding the Families' Experience Trouble Seeking Help Be Informed Read Between the Lines Needing Help Trying out the Help You can Help Families Understand Angry at you Learning Game: How Can you Help? This is Marta - Her father has Alzheimer's You're a caregiver for Louise You're a caregiver for Nancy Be a Good Listener Families Range of Emotions Dig you Know? Family Emotions Stages of Emotion Did you know? How you can help families cope How to help families cope Validation therapy Staff-family team Maria's Story: Environment Creating Calm, not Chaos What is environment? The place The people The sense Environment Environmental factors that affect people Environmental cues or signals Signs and Labels Color Floor Pattern Color and Rooms Resident Room Cues Outside the Room Inside the Room Using Color and Design Learning Game - Colors and Cues Alzheimer's, colors, and directions Surroundings are important How are senses impacting her? Sensory input A Consistent Environment Sticking to a Schedule Boring to you - Beneficial to your client Wary of unfamiliar places We all get nervous Common Areas Ho you can help lower distress Alzheimer's Association Recommendations
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care. Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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