Florida: Specialized Alzheimer’s Adult Daycare, Level One (347)

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Course Summary—Florida: Specialized Alzheimer’s Adult Daycare, Level One

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Source: National Institute on Aging.

Florida DOEA Approval: Approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Curriculum Approval Level 1 / 3 hour SAADC 10335. Approved through April 2, 2027.

Certified Trainer: The author is certified as an ADRD trainer by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is available via e-mail at Lauren@ATrainCeu.com or by phone Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) at 707 459 3475.

This course is for those of you who have direct contact with clients in a specialized adult daycare center. It discusses Alzheimer’s disease and other common types of dementia from the perspective of both healthcare workers, clients, and family members. It describes management of behaviors you will see in people with mild, moderate, and severe dementia and how activities of daily living are affected at different stages of dementia.

We discuss physical and chemical restraints and alternatives to their use. The course includes activities you can do with your daycare clients. We also include information about family issues, caregiver stress, and share some innovative ideas about “therapeutic environments.” We conclude with a discussion of ethical issues you may encounter.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

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Conflict of Interest / Commercial Support Disclosure

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation, or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Target Audience

This training is for those of you who have direct contact with clients in specialized Alzheimer’s adult daycare centers. It is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Learning Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to*:

  1. List the 3 types of services provided at adult day care centers.
  2. Identify 3 common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  3. Describe 4 alternatives to the use of restraints in older adults with dementia.
  4. Identify the 3 key components of the problem-solving approach for managing challenging behaviors.
  5. List 5 general measures to keep in mind when assisting someone with their ADLs.
  6. Relate 3 components that should be part of individual and group activities for clients with dementia.
  7. Describe 3 ways in which stress can affect a caregiver’s quality of life.
  8. Describe 3 issues family caregivers face as their loved one transitions from mild to moderate to severe dementia.
  9. Identify 3 philosophical concepts that are important in the design of a therapeutic environment for those with dementia.
  10. Identify common ethical conflicts that may arise when caring for clients with dementia.

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.

Course summary
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  • 3.00 Contact hours
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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Curriculum Approval Level 1 / 3 hour SAADC 10335.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 Contact hours


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