Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Two Live Dementia Care Seminars with Teepa Snow

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Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute will celebrate its 10 year anniversary with two live seminars with America’s leading dementia care educator Teepa Snow on July 13th and 14th, 2017.

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...Engaging professional care staff to abandon their old habits to learn more compassionate and effective care techniques requires trainers to advance from supervisors to coaches, a task that can be difficult for some. - JoAnn Westbrook

Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute will celebrate its 10 year anniversary with two live seminars with America’s leading dementia care educator Teepa Snow on July 13th and 14th, 2017.

During the first seminar on July 13th from 9am to 12pm EST attendees will learn about Vascular Dementia, such as early signs of change in cognition and behaviors, and how care and expectations might need to change to best meet the needs of the person living with vascular dementia.

The second seminar, which will take place on July 14th from 9am to 12pmEST, will address “How to Get Staff Engaged in Better Care Techniques.” Attendees will get to build their skills to change staff behavior toward individuals with dementia, how to take one’s techniques from traditional supervising to coaching, and how to best guide staff during challenging behaviors.

JoAnn Westbrook, the founder of the Education Institute and its Director, explains: “We could not think of a more meaningful way to celebrate this Institute’s 10 year existence than to bring America’s most brilliant dementia care educator Teepa Snow to the Sarasota community and caregivers. Anyone affected by Vascular Dementia, whether they themselves have been diagnosed or a person in their care, knows the challenges that can occur when one is living with this particular type of dementia. And engaging professional care staff to abandon their old habits to learn more compassionate and effective care techniques requires trainers to advance from supervisors to coaches, a task that can be difficult for some. These seminars will be filmed and made available on video at a later time, to help Teepa Snow’s techniques become the new standard of care in healthcare facilities worldwide.”

For more information about the seminars please visit http://www.pineseducation.org/seminars or call (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. http://www.pinesofsarasota.org.

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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