Every activity performed in a day, both ADL and Leisure, must be a planned program when working with someone with dementia. This course will help you understand the importance of programming with a Montessori approach and how this benefits dementia care.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Mr. Silknitter is the founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems and Caregiving 101. He has co-written family caregiver books with national experts for the Activities for the Family Caregiver Series to help caregivers engage and improve the quality of life for millions of people who suffer from dementia, Parkinsons ALS, stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other debilitating diseases or issues. The books are based on the principles and core focus areas for communication, engagement and care taught to long term care professionals. He has spoken to audiences from the largest at-home care company to insurance professionals, civic groups, and to the multinational audience of TEDx viewers. He has written articles and pieces for Foxnews.com, A Place For Moms Alzheimers website, the National Parkinsons Foundation, McKnights Long Term Care Magazine and other publications and media outlets. Disclosure: Scott Silknitter has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Robert (Bob) Brennan
Robert Brennan was the Vice President of Clinical Services for Five Star Senior Living. The Montessori Dementia programs designed by Bob have won multiple awards from the State of Massachusetts, NCCAP and multiple Universities. Bob's courses have also won ALFA's Best of Best for Alzheimer's care. Disclosure: Robert (Bob) Brennan has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Colleen Knudson (Keegan), AP-BC, CDP, CADDCT
Colleen Knudson (Keegan), CADDCT, AP-BC, CDP, who is a Board Certified Activity Professional through NAAPCC and CDP Certified through NCCDP. Colleen has over 14 years' experience in Activity and Senior Care facilities, and serves on the Board of the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP). Disclosure: Colleen Knudson (Keegan), AP-BC, CDP, CADDCT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Caregiving 101 as Consultant Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Knudson Consulting LLC as Consultant Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with National Association of Activity Professionals as Board Members
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