Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute Presents “Challenging Behaviors & Sexuality in Assisted Living Dementia Care Communities” Webinar

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Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute presents “Challenging Behaviors & Sexuality in Assisted Living Dementia Care Communities”, a live webinar created in partnership with dementia trainer Teepa Snow and Assisted Living Trainer Tom Campbell.

“Knowing which physical and emotional needs might cause these behaviors, and how to ease the discomfort and calm the person in distress are vital skills for Assisted Living and Memory Care professionals." - JoAnn Westbrook

Continuing to meet the needs of Assisted Living professionals, Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute is partnering with world-renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow and certified Assisted Living CORE Trainer Tom Campbell for an engaging 2-hour webinar about “Challenging Behaviors & Sexuality in Assisted Living Dementia Care Communities” on February 19, 2016, at 2pm EST.

Attendees will webinar learn which physical and emotional needs may be causing challenging situations, how to ease the discomfort and calm the person in distress. In addition, attendees will receive valuable tips and advice on how to address sexually-related behaviors in an Assisted Living community.

“Professional care providers often struggle with unexpected and difficult behaviors that can occur if a person is living with Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal or another form of dementia,” JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains. “Knowing which physical and emotional needs might cause these behaviors, and how to ease the discomfort and calm the person in distress are vital skills for Assisted Living and Memory Care professionals. We’re honored to be able to partner with Teepa Snow and Tom Campbell on this project, and help care providers worldwide ease their often daily struggles.”

The webinar will take place on Friday, February 19, 2016,from 2-4pm EST. A recording of this webinar will be available at http://www.PinesEducation.org at a later time.

Pease visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org/webinar to register.

Fees are $49 per attendee, which includes 2 CEUs for Florida-licensed NHAs, LPNs, RNs, CNAs & ARNPs. Out of state or non-licensed attendees will receive a “Certificate of Completion” to turn into their respective organizations.

For more information about the webinar please visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org/webinar or call JoAnn Westbrook at (941) 309-5760.                    

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About Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute: Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute is the educational department of not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community, providing cutting-edge, specialized education, outreach programs, support, and resources to family members and geriatric caregivers.

About Pines of Sarasota: Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community provides excellent and compassionate inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living as well as educational programs for seniors and their families in order to help enhance their quality of life. Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community epitomizes innovative initiatives including; an on-campus child care and learning center which fosters intergenerational interaction and learning; Falls Prevention Programs which help minimize the risk of falling and; a comprehensive Volunteer Program that supports every aspect of campus life. Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community is a not-for-profit organization that leads the way in holistic senior care.

About Teepa Snow: Teepa Snow is a dementia expert who trains and consults for healthcare professionals and families privately. As a certified Occupational Therapist, Teepa has the unique medical perspective on how the brain controls our body and our behaviors giving her the perfect medical degree to explain how a brain disease like dementia affects a person. Teepa Snow is a dementia expert who trains and consults for healthcare professionals and families privately. For more information visit http://www.teepasnow.com.

About Tom Campbell: Tom Campbell, a Florida DOEA approved trainer, has provided education and professional support to ALF’s throughout our state for many years. He is a recognized authority on Florida ALF Regulations and on ALF law and rule. His experience includes hands on administration of ALFs, consulting and training.

Learn more about Tom Campbell at http://www.tomcampbellalftrainer.com.

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