360 Elder Solutions, LLC

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

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

To maintain required social-distancing, I am consulting with staff of long-term care communities using Zoom conferencing. I have a Zoom account and can easily connect with you and your team. 

​As soon as requirements are lifted, I will again be available to provide interactive dementia care in-service programs for your staff at your care-community! ​​​​​​​Call today to discuss the dementia-care needs of your residents and to schedule a consultation.

Below is a description of the In-service Training Programs I offer.

Person-Centered Dementia Care Training Programs 

Programs can be offered as in-service training for care communities or as break out sessions at conferences. Make your organization more dementia-friendly for customers & company employees. I am self-contained and will come to your community or organization. I bring course materials, certificates of completion for HR files, props for instruction, competency tools and evaluation forms, audio visual equipment, complete Inservice Documentation Reports, and provide summary reports and recommendations all at a very fair, negotiable price!  Course offerings include:

“Dementia Care Management In-service for SNF Staff” 
Sue's inservice training sessions are interactive, hands-on, and earn high praise from DONs, social workers, Activitiy professionals, CNAs and other direct care staff! Sue helps your staff better understand and recognize changes in conditions and abilities of individuals living with dementia and has your staff pair up and practice techniques designed to reduce distress and support abilities. We focus on recognizing and positively responding to “unmet physical and emotional needs” that are person-centered and improve satisfaction.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this 2-hour in-service training program, participants should be able to:

1. Briefly describe at least 2 of the sensory changes caused by the brain changes of dementia.
2. Describe a change in your care partnering practice that you will make to positively support the changing abilities of a resident with dementia.

3. Recognize the unmet needs of residents which often lead to behavioral expressions and ways to minimize distress, aggitation and aggression.
4. Demonstrate ways to minimize resident distress.
5. Demonstrate techniques to assist a resident with eating and other ADLs.

Dementia Live™ 
As a Master Trainer for Dementia Live™, Sue uses high-impact, interactive tools and techniques to empower healthcare providers and family members with new dementia awareness knowledge and skills. The Dementia Live™ Experience provides a WOW moment, and the Empowerment session, which follows the Experience, helps participants apply their new awareness into enhanced care partnering abilities. Dementia Live™ is perfect for community outreach, family members and staff of all levels.  Choose from:

  • Dementia Live™ Coach Training  

  • Related In-service Training Programs 

  • Dementia Live™ Experience and Empowerment Sessions 

Compassionate Touch® 
As a Master Trainer for Compassionate Touch®, Sue teaches this person-centered approach combining skilled touch and specialized communication shown to reduce pain, enhance calm, and prevent behavioral expression in people with dementia and those who are at end-of-life.  Essential oils and creams can be a soothing addition to the protocols. Choose from:

  • Compassionate Touch® Coach Training

  • The Compassionate Touch for Caregivers Workshop

  • Compassionate Touch In-service Training

NCCDP - Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
As a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT), Sue is available to teach the 8-hour NCCDP seminar and assist your staff to apply to become Certified Dementia Practitioners. This seminar is open to all health care professionals and front line staff. Completion of this seminar is a requirement before individuals may apply to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).  

Meaningful Activities for Elders Living in Care-Communities 
Activities are best viewed as everyday recreations that are meaningful for the resident and which are the responsibility of all staff. Yes, the Activity Director leads planning but all staff must participate in the implementation of everyday activities. The key is for activities to be meaningful (person-centered) and enjoyable for residents and doable. "when am I supposed to do this? There just isn’t time!!!’ Sue will help your staff work together to plan and incorporate person-centered activities into the daily routines of residents and their staff. 

Dementia 101 for Family Members 
Family members need help understanding and positively responding to the ongoing changes in conditions and abilities experienced by a loved one with dementia. Sue provides understandable dementia education for family members to help them stay positively engaged with a loved one with dementia. Through enhanced dementia knowledge, communication skills, and ways to stay engaged we can help family members be supportive, satisfied members of a care community. 

Helping Family Members have Positive Visits 
This program is FUN and designed for SNF and AL staff to help family members better understand the changing conditions and abilities of their loved one with dementia and learn new simple, doable ways to engage with a loved one during and in between visits. Sue shares simple tips and tools on how to incorporate fun, meaningful activities into visits.  

Call 360 Elder Solutions, LLC to discuss your particular needs, pricing and to schedule a program that is just right for your staff or family members.

Sue S. Wilson, LMSW, CADDCT, CDP
360 Elder Solutions, LLC