DementiaLiveTM is a sensitivity awareness training program provided through the Age-u-cate Institute. Participants can experience what it is be like to live with dementia and cognitive impairment, building awareness of the condition’s symptoms and gaining an in-depth understanding of the neurodegenerative disease.
The training helps participants to improve communication and decrease misunderstanding with patients and their families. It also advocates for person-centered care. Right at Home Boston North introduced the training to Salem, Haverhill, and Somerville in the summer of 2016. Since then, hundreds of medical professionals including nurses, case managers, caregivers and social workers had completed the program.
Dementia Education for Communities in Salem, Haverhill, Boston North and Somerville
Facilitators of the training program include Celeste Begley, Community Relations Director and Victoria Guskiewicz, Community Relations Coordinator of Right at Home Boston North. All staff members of Right at Home Boston North have also completed the training program. DementiaLiveTM is currently offered to all Right at Home CareTeam members as part of their on-the-job training.
As a part of our effort in educating our community of senior care, DementiaLiveTM had been offered to numerous caregiver support groups in the local areas Right at Home Boston North serves. Interested party can contact Community Relations Coordinator Victoria Guskiewicz at (781)-568-0623 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for 1 contact hour. It has also been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM board certified case managers. Right at Home Boston North is an approved provider of continuing education, social work education, and continuing case manager education by the NASW-MA chapter and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work. Please contact Celeste Begley at Right at Home Boston North at (781)-548-0017 for the status of CE accreditation.
Two CEU credits for this program will be provided by Right at Home Boston North.