(1888 PressRelease) An upcoming webinar by IPCed will demonstrate how Colorado caregivers can get dementia care training online through the IPCed Dementia Care Specialist Certificate program, which provides eight hours of dementia education that meets all requirements of the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado Leaders In Dementia Care recognition.
(Clackamas, OR) An upcoming webinar by the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) will show Colorado caregivers how to get dementia care training online that meets the requirements of Leaders in Dementia Care, a recognition program developed by the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado to acknowledge the state's best-trained dementia caregivers.
The webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. (MDT) (register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/299676273), will demonstrate how Colorado caregivers can get dementia care training online through the IPCed Dementia Care Specialist Certificate program, which provides eight hours of dementia education that meets all requirements of the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado Leaders In Dementia Care recognition.
IPCed's Dementia Care Specialist Certificate program is open to in-home care, assisted living, retirement communities, nursing homes, hospices, hospitals, memory care units and other individuals and other organizations caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The training covers four major topics: understanding dementia and Alzheimer's disease; communications techniques; meaningful interactions and reducing agitation.
"We are thrilled to offer this important training program to our network of caregivers," said Brett Brokaw, a training specialist at IPCed and the webinar presenter. "With Alzheimer's and dementia rates growing dramatically across the country, we need to be able to train caregivers to fully comprehend how to care for the whole person and their families. This is exactly what our Dementia Care Specialist Certificate program does."
The Leaders in Dementia Care Program was created by the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado as a pro-active solution to providing better care for the growing population of Alzheimer's patients. IPCed is an approved online training provider and its classes can be accessed anytime, anywhere by caregivers.
"Being able to complete training online gives caregivers and organizations an affordable option to easily meet the Alzheimer's Association Leader in Dementia Care stipulation that 75 percent of your staff must be trained," Brokaw added. "IPCed offers the easiest way to train your staff for this important program."
Following completion of the IPCed Dementia Care Specialist training, caregiving organizations can apply to the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado for recognition as a Leader in Dementia Care. Organizations chosen for recognition will be acknowledged on referral lists provided to families by the Association and on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website. This program, however, is not an endorsement.
The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease is increasing both nationally and in Colorado. By 2050, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease is projected to exceed 13 million. More than 110,000 Coloradans are projected to have Alzheimer's disease in 2025, compared to 72,000 in 2011. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. Further, it is estimated that 70 percent of nursing home residents have some degree of cognitive impairment.
About the Institute for Professional Care Education
IPCed is where individuals and health care providers go for caregiver training, certification and state compliance. IPCed simplifies work-place training by offering flexible options and choices for training, including online courses for anytime, anywhere access; instructor-led training resources and individual CEU courses that are accredited by NAB and NCERS. Nationally over 50,000 senior living professionals turn to IPCed to keep current on their training and continuing education. Call 877-843-8374 or visit http://www.IPCed.com for more information.
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