Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Trainer Certification
Valorie Frantz, Director of Nursing for Right at Home of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati, recently earned her Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Trainer Certification from nationally recognized dementia educator and trainer, Teepa Snow. Valorie has demonstrated the ability to train others in Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care philosophy, teaching awareness, knowledge, and skill development in a classroom, community, or support group setting.
What is Positive Approach to Care Training?
This experiential and interactive course provides dementia related awareness and knowledge. Certification requirements include 6 hours of online training, an 8 hour classroom training, and post-training follow up. Teepa’s Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC) philosophy and care partnering techniques serve as the foundation for all PAC Dementia Certifications.
The Effects of Dementia
Dementia is a progressive brain disease that is projected to affect 13.5 million Americans by mid-century. Today, over 5 million Americans are living with the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. Characterized by memory loss and a cognitive decline that interferes with daily life, dementia progressively weakens a person's thought processing ability, ultimately causing drastic changes in mood, memory, and behavior.
Teepa Snow has helped thousands of people by sharing her dementia care philosophy and caregiving techniques. Her training program and book are reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first hand caregiving experiences. We are thrilled to have a PAC-certified trainer in our Care Practice to serve the growing need for dementia care in our community.
Valorie will begin training our caregivers in the Teepa Snow PAC method in order to provide the gold standard of service to our dementia clients. The first training is scheduled for January 26th. Caregivers are encouraged to reach out to the office at 513-321-4444 if they are interested in getting scheduled for training.