360 Elder Solutions, LLC

Sue S. Wilson,  Licensed Master Social Worker, Dementia Care Educator & Advocate

Call 512-799-5043 or email sue@360eldersolutions.com

​​​​​​​ENGAGE, EVOKE, ENRICH:​ Meeting CMS

Initiative to Improve Dementia Care"

Earn up to 8 hours of Approved CE's in 1 day:

NH and AL Administrators - NCERS/NAB approved

Social Workers - TSBSWE approved 

Activity Professionals - NCCAP pre-approved 

Recreational Therapists - CTRAC Pre-Approved

Instructor: Sue S. Wilson, LMSW, CADDCT, CDP 

Topics include:

  • Teepa Snow’s Positive™ Approach to Care (PAC)

  • The Dementia Live™ Experience – offering state-of-the dementia simulation and empowerment.

  • Brain changes and how these changes affect sensory abilities, activities and care-partnering.

  • Compassionate Touch® - Hand massage protocol to help calm, comfort and connect.

  • Ageless Grace® - “Organic” Mind - throughout the day we'll practice body exercises for brain fitness and ease of movement. 

  • Language Matters – The NEW recommended person-centered vocabulary. 

  • Make and Use Teepa Snow’s 6 Pieces of the Puzzle to assess and better meet individual care needs.

  • Ways to add meaning and joy to the lives of individuals living with dementia.

  • Ways to engage family members as positive care-partners in your care community.

  • Create and integrate individual life-stories into care-partnering.

  • Tips for understanding and showing compassion to family members.

  • Tips for helping family members have successful visits with their loved one living with dementia! 

Attendee Registration: To discuss costs and logistics of sponsoring a training at your care community contact Sue at 512-799-5043.

Approximate Schedule:
7:45am – Sign in, coffee and registration begin
8:45am to 10:45am - What, Why and How to support “Personhood” of individuals living with dementia. Language Matters and the NEW recommended person-centered vocabulary 
10:45am to 11:00am – Refreshment Break
11:00am to 1:00pm - Brain changes in persons living with dementia and how these changes affect sensory abilities, activities and care partnering.  You will go through the Dementia Live™ Experience and Empowerment session, learn proper approach and communication techniques and make PAC Pieces of the Puzzle to meet individual dementia care needs.
1:00pm to 1:30pm – Lunch break
1:30pm to 3:30pm - Engaging individuals with dementia in activities that are meaningful and bring joy. We'll practice Compassionate Touch® - using the Hand Massage Protocol to engage and prevent distress. Ageless Grace® Mind and Body Exercises
3:30pm to 3:45pm – Refreshment Break
3:45pm to 5:45pm - Exercising compassion with family members and the issues they bring when their loved one moves into your nursing home. Engaging family members in activities and helping them have successful visits with loved ones who live with dementia. Session Wrap up and Evaluation
5:45pm – Session adjourns and certificates distributed

Session Objectives:
At the conclusion of the day, participants should be able to:
1. Have new ways to foster personhood and dignity versus patient hood.
2. Illustrate the sensory changes that are experienced throughout the course of dementia and how these changes affect care partnering.
3. Routinely assess the environment and adjust to support the changing abilities and needs of individuals with dementia.
4. Practice proper approach techniques to positively engage with individuals who have dementia to prevent or reduce distress.
5. Create activities that are personalized and person-centered.
6. Implement new tools to help prevent and reduce distress.
7. Help family members better engage and have positive visits with their loved ones with dementia.

CE Credit Details:
  • Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administrators: ​This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 8 clock hours and 8 participant hours.  360 Elder Solutions is a NAB/NCERS Sponsor.
  • Social Workers: 360 Elder Solutions, LLC is a sponsor of continuing education for social workers by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners. This program provides up to 8 hours of CEUs for social workers licensed in Texas.
  • Activity Professionals: This session was reviewed and pre-approved by NCCAP for up to 8 hours of continuing education for Activity Professionals.
  • Recreational Therapists: This session was submitted for review and was pre-approved for up to 8 contact hours for Recreational Therapists.

QUESTIONS? Call Sue Wilson at 512-799-5043