Angela's services include a variety of Dementia Training modules,
specific training for those pursuing the Certified Dementia Practitioner credential and Person Centered Practices Workshops and Training.
Angela welcomes Family Care Partners & Friends to reach out to schedule a small group
for a workshop or conversation. Specially designed with them in mind and always FREE.
Certified Dementia Training
Do you or your team want to provide appropriate, competent, and sensitive direct care and support to those in your care living with dementia, but don’t have time for extensive training?
Becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) is your answer. This valuable, well recognized credential gives confidence to care professionals, enhancing their day to day support.
My 8 hour Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar, which includes CEU’s approved by North Carolina DHHS, is the start to being certified with the National Council for Certified Dementia Practitioners.
This course is required for those pursuing certification as Certified Dementia Practitioner CDP. Please go to www.nccdp.org to check the general standards and 4 pathways to become a CDP or, you are welcome to attend just for the education.
Person Centered Care
Do you have a desire to enhance the quality of care you are providing? Person Centered Care provides balance between services and support that are focused on what is most important to the individual, while still addressing what is important for the individual’s health.
My Person Centered Practices Workshops, approved for CEU’s by the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services, will help you develop skills to best support others and empower people to retain positive control over their lives.
This workshop is two days of instructor led training, focused on changing perspectives from caring for people to providing balanced support between what is important to a person and what is important for a person. The two days of interaction help participants change their thinking from a priority of fixing what is wrong with a person to supporting each person’s opportunities to share their gifts and live an everyday life. Eight specific tools for creating the structure of person centered thinking are taught across the two days. The first day’s focus is on exposure to the concepts; the second day provides experience in applying the learning with the beginning of skill development.
The Person-Centered Thinking Workshop offered in North Carolina, was created by the Learning Community for Person Centered Practices www.TLCPCP.org in collaboration with North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services / NC Long Term Supports.
Customized training and coaching for agency team members is designed to:
- Increase each leadership team member’s self-awareness of their characteristics, talents and opportunities to improve their skills
- Strengthen the ability of the team to contribute to the organization’s performance
- Help teams work together to align the many functions of their organization to best meet their mission and move forward on their vision
Organizations that may benefit from consultation & training include:
Adult ‘day care’ settings • Area Agencies on Aging, Adult Care Homes – large or small • Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Homes • Specialized Care Communities (such as those specifically serving people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias) • Home Health Care Agencies.
A few examples of how organizations serving seniors improve by using person centered practices:
- A home health care organization uses a working/not working process and a matching staff profile to work with families around the right caregiver and the best support for their family member.
- A specialized assisted living facility uses the tool of identifying rituals to better understand why one of the ladies they support will not leave her room for breakfast in the morning and what staff may do to support her and make sure she eats.
- An adult day center uses information from a working/not working process and sorts through “Important To” and “Important For” to help a person previously seen as withdrawn and “uncooperative” become their lead gardener, plus helping to teach other participants how to grow a vegetable garden.
- A long term care community uses the discovery tools as part of their intake assessment process to determine how to best support those interested in their service; and also uses the “4+1” tool as a routine part of regular staff meetings.