Person Centered Pilot Training: Best Practices in Dementia Care

This two-part project will pilot the nationally recognized CARES® Dementia Basics & Advanced Care™ online training program in Maryland. The CARES® training incorporates the national Alzheimer’s Association’s evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes. 

The Beacon Institute will implement this project, with the support of the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Council. We will recruit twelve nursing homes in Baltimore City and Charles County to participate in the project. With funding from a separate grant, we will implement the training in assisted living facilities in Charles County. Nursing home and assisted living staff who complete the training will be eligible to take two online exams (for basics and advanced) at the conclusion of each training program to become certified by the national Alzheimer’s Association in essentiALZ® and essentiALZ® Plus certifications.

If you are a skilled nursing facility in Baltimore City or Charles County, or an assisted living facility in Charles County, and you would be interested in receiveing the CARES® dementia care trainings AT NO COST TO YOU, please contact Lesley Flaim, Manager, Grants and Programs at lflaim@lifespan-network.org.