No one knows your loved one better than you but sometimes caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairments, could use a little extra information to help them navigate the disease process.
The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center provides both comprehensive and quick and easy education and training to the Alzheimer’s community of caregivers both online and in person.
Test & Train Program™ – For Paid Caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center’s Test & Train program provides training and skills testing to assure paid caregivers have the skills necessary to meet the unique needs of the dementia patient. Testing and training includes meeting the patients physical, psychological and social needs, as well managing communication and behavioral challenges. The Test & Train program is available to:
- Home Care Agencies
- Nurse Registries
- Adult Day Care Centers
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Nursing Homes
- Community Centers
Some of the training curriculum utilized in the Test and Train Program was developed by nationally recognized and locally based organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center and the Dementia Care Professionals of America (DCPA), a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA).
Additional training is also available! From how to properly use a hoyer lift or bathe a patient that is resistant to care, to preparing a hot nutritious meals, and managing difficult behaviors, specialized caregiver training is available to meet the specific and unique needs of your loved one.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Family Caregiver Training & Education
As part of our Making Moments Matter™ initiative, we provide both group and individual training to Alzheimer’s caregivers on dementia specific care issues including:
- Coping with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
- Eating/Feeding Challenges
- Managing Incontinence
- Hallucinations & Delusions
- Safety Issues
- Sleep Disturbances
- Managing Stress
- Family Dynamics
- Adult Day Care
- Assisted Living
- Nursing Home Placement
- Medicaid Planning
- End of Life Care
Alzheimer’s Resource Library – For all Caregivers
Our Learning Lighthouse Resource Library is available to our Alzheimer’s community of caregivers and is filled with books, DVD’s, brochures and other dementia specific information and resources all designed to help you provide the very best care to your loved one.