Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute Presents Seminars About Creating a Supportive Home Care Environment for People Living with Dementia

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Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute will host two skill-focused workshops on February 16, 2017, on how to create an engaging life and structuring a supportive dementia care environment. Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, an internationally renowned dementia care expert, will be the workshops’ presenter.

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The way your environment is set up can make a real difference...If set up correctly, your living space can help the person with dementia stay independent longer and support the caregiver as well. - JoAnn Westbrook

Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute will host two skill-focused workshops on February 16, 2017, on how to create an engaging life and structuring a supportive dementia care environment. Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, an internationally renowned dementia care expert, will be the workshops’ presenter.

In the 9am to 12pm workshop, titled “Structuring an Engaging & Purposeful Life with Dementia,” attendees will learn how to create a meaningful life after diagnosis. Attendees will also get tips & techniques on how to best balance schedules and routines of both the caregiver and person with dementia.

The 1-4pm workshop will focus on “Creating a Supportive Dementia Care Environment.” JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education and licensed Nursing Home Administrator, explains: “The way your environment is set up can make a real difference in the quality of life of a person living with dementia. If set up correctly, your living space can help the person with dementia stay independent longer and support the caregiver as well. Teepa is a one-of-a-kind presenter and senior care expert. She offers seminar attendees a ‘roadmap’ to a fulfilling life with dementia, and we’re thrilled to have her share her skills with the community.”

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

For more information about the workshops please visit http://www.pineseducation.org/purpose 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, outreach programs, support, 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.

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