Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute presents Seminars about Transitioning into a Senior Care Community

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Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute will host two skill-focused workshops on December 12, 2016, about when and how to transition a loved one into a senior care community. Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, an internationally renowned dementia care expert, will be the workshops’ presenter.

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When people ask me how to know it’s time to move a loved one into a senior care community, I usually tell them: 3 months ago - Teepa Snow

Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute will host two skill-focused workshops on December 12, 2016, about when and how to transition a loved one into a senior care community. Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, an internationally renowned dementia care expert, will be the workshops’ presenter.

In the 9am to 12pm workshop, titled “Transitioning into a Senior Care Community: Why, When, and How?,” attendees will learn about the signals that it might be time to make the move, and how to best talk to a loved one about it to protect their feelings and dignity. “When people ask me how to know it’s time to move a loved one into a senior care community, I usually tell them: 3 months ago,” Teepa Snow explains. “Caregivers are some of the most dedicated and loving people you will ever meet, but that also leaves them vulnerable to wanting to take on too much. Transitioning a loved one into a care community does not mean that you’re pushing them away or giving up; it means that you want them to have the best care possible while reducing your own risk of falling ill from caregiver stress.”

The 1-4pm workshop will focus on “Selecting the Best Care Level for Your Loved One.” JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education and licensed Nursing Home Administrator, explains: “Unless you have worked in a senior care environment, the many different options and care levels can be very confusing to folks that are looking for a care community for a family member. Whether you are just starting out or already have a loved one in an independent or assisted living facility, this seminar will help you navigate the maze and select the most appropriate community. Teepa is a one-of-a-kind presenter and senior care expert, and we’re thrilled to have her share her skills and knowledge to help people gain the peace of mind that they have made the right choice for their loved one.”

The workshops will be available through Online Video Streaming and DVD at a later date to help caregivers worldwide.

For more information about the workshops please visit http://www.pineseducation.org/move or call JoAnn Westbrook at (941) 309-5750.

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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 and resources to family members and geriatric caregivers. For more information visit http://www.pineseducation.org.

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. As a certified Occupational Therapist, and founder of Positive Approach®, Teepa has the unique clinical perspective on how the brain controls our body and our behaviors giving her the perfect perspective to explain how a brain disease like dementia affects a person. For more information visit http://www.teepasnow.com.

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