Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2015 -- Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute announces the release of its new dementia caregiving program, “In-Home Dementia Care: Tips & Techniques”, available on DVD or online video streaming.
Presented by nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, this program offers innovative and practical tips for creating a care environment that best balances the needs of the person living with dementia and the caregiver’s personal well-being and abilities.
Teepa explains: “Without having a professional healthcare background and experience, it can be very challenging for families to care for their loved one living with dementia. This program is designed to help those who are trying their very best to do the right thing, and better understand the situations they find themselves in due to a dementing illness.”
“Caring for a person living with dementia can be very challenging. Without a strong support system and learned hands-on skills techniques, this job can easily leave caregivers feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and isolated,” JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains. “This is why we decided to create a program in partnership with Teepa that focuses on practical tips and ideas for in-home caregivers. Learning her caregiving techniques and skills is paramount to offering the highest level of care and best quality of life for those living with dementia. We are excited to be able to offer the Positive Approach™ principles and techniques on DVD and online video streaming, helping caregivers worldwide.”
For more information please contact JoAnn Westbrook at jwest(at)pinesofsarasota.org or call 941-309-5760.
About Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute: The Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute, the educational department of not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota, provides cutting-edge, specialized education, outreach programs, support, resources and counseling to family members and geriatric caregivers. For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org/education-institute
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. Among Pines of Sarasota’s innovative initiatives are; 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 Volunteer Program that supports every aspect of campus life. Pines of Sarasota is a not-for-profit organization that leads the way in holistic senior care. For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org.
About Teepa Snow: One of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia, Teepa’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first hand caregiving experiences. Her efforts led her to the development of the Gems™ dementia classification model and the Positive Approach™ to care training techniques and strategies. Teepa’s personal mission is to help others better understand how it feels to be living with dementia. She utilizes her gifts of role play to demonstrate behavioral states and stages of dementia resulting in greater understanding for audiences across the globe.
Her company, Positive Approach™, was founded in 2006 and offers training opportunities in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK. For further details, access to educational video clips, training tools and other resources visit http://www.teepasnow.com.
JoAnn Westbrook, Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida, http://www.dementiacareacademy.com, +1 9413095760, [email protected]