HCI Presents at 14th Annual Dementia Care Conference, Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA, GA—September 12, 2006. HealthCare Interactive, Inc’s (HCI) President and Senior Instructional Designer presented four sessions at the Alzheimer’s Association 14th Annual Dementia Care Conference in Atlanta, GA.
John Hobday, President of HealthCare Interactive, and Beth Hoeppner, Senior Instructional Designer, presented information on HCI’s CARES™ dementia training program for residential facilities, as well as their late-stage dementia training program. Formats included Education Sessions, Learning Stations, and Poster Sessions.
The CARES program is an innovative, web-based learning program for direct care workers and other staff who care for those with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. This training program is unique from other dementia training programs because it specifically incorporates and teaches the CARES approach, a method of providing care for residents with dementia: Connect with the Resident, Assess Behavior, Respond Appropriately, Evaluate What Works, Share with the Team.
The Late-Stage Dementia Training Program is also an Internet trainer for the day-to-day management of dementia residents. The use of an interactive web-based approach of training is unique because it permits learning to occur at the moment of learner readiness—at a time and place of choosing by the learner. With over three hours of advanced dementia training, the program is designed to teach direct care workers the basics about Alzheimer's and dementia that can affect advanced dementia behaviors.
Specific information about these two learning programs can be accessed at www.caresProgram.com and www.advancedDementia.com.