Rainbow Trains Long Term Care Staff on Treating Patients with Dementia

Magdalena Stefanek, January 18, 2018

Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care staff hosted two three-hour dementia presentations for staff at a long term care facility this month.

This comprehensive training program details information pertaining to the entire spectrum of dementia and includes direct teaching, supplemental videos, exercises, and question/answer sessions.

The training sessions were well-attended by Presence Fox Knoll staff from a variety of disciplines including nurses and CNA’s, as well as spiritual care, activity staff, maintenance, housekeeping, and front desk staff, all of whom come in contact with residents. Licensed staff received 3 CE’s and non-licensed staff received certificates of attendance.

The Fox Knoll nursing supervisor thanked Rainbow staff saying, “you were able to shed light on confusing things and everyone had a good time. This has been a huge success.”

We are committed to educating healthcare professionals and the community on a variety of end-of-life issues, including dementia. The training program fulfills an Illinois Department of Public Health requirement that long term care facility staff receive training in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

To request a presentation such as this one, please contact Community Education Program Manager Nancy Flowers, MSW, LCSW, who created and teaches the program, at NFlowers@RainbowHospice.org or 847-653-3134.