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.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1933601
1. Maria’s story: Environment a. Creating calm, not chaos 2. What is environment? a. Define environment b. The People i. People in your client’s environment can dramatically affect their wellbeing c. The Sense i. Consider noise, smells and lights in a particular environment 3. Environmental factors that affect people with dementia, memory loss or Alzheimer’s a. Overall space i. Try for larger spaces divided creatively with furniture b. Clutter i. Hallways and entrance to the bathroom c. Stimulation i. Smells ii. Noise iii. Large crowds iv. Loud conversation v. Decrease stimulation in mid-afternoon 4. Environmental signals or cues a. Using sun up and sundown as cues 5. Signs and labels a. Good environment has lots of signs i. Activity spaces ii. Restrooms iii. Colorful signs 6. Floor patterns a. Solid colors VS patterns b. Stripes of color to indicate important areas 7. Outside the client’s room a. Large colorful photos of client to indicate their bedroom – recent or old 8. Inside the client’s room a. Encourage families to add a bulletin board or photos of themselves
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.