I cannot tell you how grateful I am to all the families and professionals I’ve worked with over the years.
Since 2011, in fact, I’ve been touring the country and leading training sessions, workshops, master classes, seminars and in-home consultations with families. This work is my passion.
Helping families understand the complexities of care and empowering facilities with new tools and techniques to fully care for patients with dementia is a personal mission of mine. My father was diagnosed with dementia early on in his retirement, and my mother, his caregiver, is no longer with us. I understand the challenges of this disease so I’ve made it my life’s work to educate others so they can become “dementia aware.”
My approach is a nationally recognized family and professional caregiver training program. It is designed to improve the quality of life and increase enjoyment for people living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia within the assisted living/memory care or skilled nursing setting. My clients learn how to customize care based on the needs of the patient first. Customized dementia care training programs create a dementia-aware environment, and just as importantly, help build a strong bond between the caregiver and the patient.
You can learn more about my programs on my website. Here, I’d like to offer an overview.
My professional facility or agency-based training includes:
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
- Skilled Nursing
- In-Home Care Staff Trainings
Based on feedback and visits, everyone can benefit from The Dementia Whisperer training, even those already trained in dementia care. In addition, facilities can meet state licensing requirements through this training.
Yearlong consulting/training program for the professional
My goal is to raise organizational awareness for the long term. My year-long program has successfully guided assisted living/memory care communities and other facilities. Time and again, I get feedback from facilities because of what we were able to accomplish. My specialized training sets organizations apart from the rest because they become the dementia expert in the market. In addition, these facilities are able to pass dementia care awareness to the families. It truly is a community approach, which is essential to proper dementia care.
Blue ribbon level family/community presentation
Good caregiving always recognizes the inclusion of family and the entire community at large as part of its service equation.
The reality is that the primary caregiver is 68 percent more likely to die before the patient does. This illustrates the disease’s dire implications for both the patient and caregiver alike. For this reason, I cannot tell you how important it is to me to help families and communities raise their dementia awareness.
This training is vital to those whose loved ones reside at home or in a dementia-care facility.
Professional leadership training master class – 2-day retreat
This all-inclusive training package is designed for Assisted Living/Memory Care/in-Home Care Organizations/Skilled Nursing Facilities/Faith Organizations and all professional dementia care providers.
It is an empowering retreat that will provide a total transformation to dementia care.
Personal consultation for family groups or individuals
For those with loved ones with dementia living at home, this training is absolutely vital. I help participants understand dementia symptoms and how to manage behaviors that stem from this disease. The 90-minute consultation will help families determine individualized needs and challenges, including:
General education on Dementia
- Coaching to reduce Caregiver stress
- Suggestions to modify your home environment
- Strategies to manage challenging behaviors
- Information to keep your loved one active and engaged
- Ideas to create a more enjoyable dining experience
- Resources to help with respite care and ongoing care support
Certified professional practitioner seminar
This is coming soon. Please check back with me for more details about this opportunity.
I hope you’ll consider learning more about my training services. My approach is a loving one, but it’s also cutting-edge. It will help your family or organization master the critical tools that will improve care performance in a rapidly changing and challenging environment while also opening the door to meaningful moments and connections.