There is so much more to supporting a person living with dementia than just knowing they have the diagnosis. This presentation will introduce you to Teepa Snow, the Positive Approach to Care, and skills to support someone living with dementia to promote quality of care and improved outcomes.
This is Day 1 of the virtual conference on SNF interventions.
Course created on November 15, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to compare and contrast the different approaches and skills to support a person living with dementia and the rationale for the utilization of each one.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize GEMS® states and how they apply to a person living with dementia and the progression of their disease process.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify PAC skills and appreciate the possibilities of how they can be integrated in one’s daily interactions with persons living with dementia to maximize care partnering through supportive techniques.
|5-15 Minutes||Who is Teepa?|
|15-25 Minutes||About PAC Skills|
|25-35 Minutes||GEMS® and Dementia Progression|
|35-45 Minutes||Hand under Hand and Positive Physical Approach|
|45-55 Minutes||SNF Interventions|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Laurie is an ASHA-certified, Texas-licensed Speech Language Pathologist with over 26 years of experience, primarily in the Skilled Nursing setting. She is the co-founder and principal of Empowering Care Partners, a company providing training and consulting to individuals living with dementia and their care partners who support them, including family members, dementia care professionals, and organizations. Laurie currently provides speech therapy services in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and the acute care hospital setting and is part of the Residency team for a college, working alongside instructors and graduate students on applying their clinical skills and knowledge. Laurie recently co-created a program support series, "Eating Well with Dementia", collaborating with colleagues in Malaysia and Wales. This has progressed to working with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia.
Laurie is a Certified Independent Trainer with Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care, and she provides training and support to care partners and persons living with dementia. She has served as a mentor and leader to her partners, corporate members, staff clinicians, families and caregivers, and patients and residents. She has created many clinical, educational, and operational programs that have been carried out at the community level, corporate-wide, nationally, and internationally. Laurie has been a staff clinician, clinical leader, director of rehab, regional director, and senior vice president of rehab. She loves teaching, mentoring, and leading individuals to maximize their best to support those we serve.
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