Globally, the number of individuals with dementia will nearly triple to greater than 152 million by 2050(AAIC,2021). There is impending need and an opportunity for Home Health agencies to promote interventions to assist people with dementia to maintain their current level of function in the home setting. Individuals with Dementia lose independence due to progressive neurological deterioration of the disease. There are numerous strategies that can be employed to help the client with Dementia to live at least restrictive level of care, improve quality of life and delay placement. Behavior and functional issues that are addressed are often the precipitant to a move to a higher level of care. What can your agency do to enhance your Dementia care offerings and foster revenue growth.
Speaker/Course Author - Amy Craven & Katherine Vanderhorst
- Recognize The prevalence of dementia in the home health care population and the need to assist individuals and their families.
- Explain the importance of training family and professional caregivers in key behavior, functional and independence strategies.
- Describe effective approaches that can be utilized to maintain independence in clients with middle-stage dementia taught by nursing and therapy to caregivers.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate HCAF Course Certificate
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