Dementia CT (Training Classes for Caregiver & Family Members

Dementia CT© NOW CE CERTIFIED

What we know about Dementia has changed
over several decades. With knowledge comes better understanding of the key role that caregivers play in ensuring quality of life and dignity for the client.

This training program was specifically designed to meet the needs of the community and to provide useful information that every day caregivers and family members can understand, and most importantly implement daily when living with a loved one with dementia.​

This is an interactive, learning, conversational course like no other in the industry. Aishling Home Care offers a guarantee that every student will gain knowledge and value from this course. We also offer you the ability to return any time for a refresher course free of charge.

The Program is divided into two Sessions, A & B for a total of 3 hours each session. Class can be purchased by each session. If you purchase both A & B an Irish Lunch will be served during the break!
Each Course has been certified for CE credits and can be offered in many different configurations based on need. Please contact us to set up a specific training opportunity for Public and Commercial use.

Session A

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Understanding the Brain

In this session the student will learn the basic and specific functions of the brain. Students will learn about the many different types of dementia in addition to how these affect the various parts of the brain and daily function.

The Language of Dementia

This session will show you how to read the body language and nonverbal communication of those suffering with dementia . We will discuss triggers that provoke behavior changes.

Activities of Daily Living

The half day session ends with a hands on demonstration of assisting, overseeing and learning the necessary skills to accomplish activities of daily living (ADL’s). These tested and proven techniques are designed to:
Encourage independence
Meal time issues
Prevention of Weight loss /dehydration
Infection control and hygiene
Relaxation & the power of touch
Music therapy

Session B

Challenging Behavior’s

Here we will demonstrate how to deal with different types of behavior’s. We will also focus on many different scenarios and possible reasons that may cause behavior’s to change acutely.

Safety Measures

Safety is top priority for all concerned. In this class we will teach the necessary skills to be a master detective and anticipate what may be needed in the near future. We will explain how to read between the lines and implement necessary factors to prevent falls and accidents while still promoting independence.

End of Life Issues

We will discuss common problems and possible solutions to ensure that the families have the knowledge and education they need to make the appropriate choices for their loved one as the circle of life comes to an end. We will incorporate and demonstrate the importance of music, touch and the power of the senses.

 

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TESTIMONIALS

I appreciate all the help when I broke my shoulder.  I would definitely recommend your services to others. I especially thank Eileen and Fred for their patience in scheduling my confusing appointment times for my rehab.

 

 

Marilyn T

I recently hired Aishling for my father with live in care as he was stage 4 cancer. I can not tell explain what excellent care my father received. I would like to give a special shout out of gratitude to Jason M. as he had gone above and beyond at comforting and caring for my dad til he passed away on Jasons shift. You have a gift when you employ anyone with Jasons heart.

Johnstone family

Aishling staff were patient, compassionate and respectful from intake to the last day of care. No matter what time day or night, we always new we would be provided the caregivers necessary.Customer

Haley Family

Our family was in the midst of a crisis when we contacted Aishling Companion Home Care.  We received personal care and service from Aishling that allowed us to ensure the peaceful and pain-free transition of our brother.  I truly felt that when Aishling came to our home, God had sent an angel.  The attention and support we received was above and beyond anything we could have hoped and prayed for – Aishling and her team will always be remembered by our family.
Thank you so much

The Callahan Family

Dear Aishling, Kathy, Sharon and staff,
As Thanksgiving draws near I wanted to take the opportunity to express my gratitude in writing for your incredible kindness to my mother Marian, and to our family. Mom never quite understood whey she “needed ” any help but she certainly was happy to have the company especially another “woman  to talk to” and of course, to to drink coffee with. Therefore you can imagine how happy we were that familiar faces, Bola, Marguerite, Nancy, were with her in the last week and our gratitude also extends to Jasmine who took her for her last walk around town and Evelyn, for our conversations about our neighborhood. So much appreciation for the home visits, steady updates, and endless patience with the myriad of phone calls.

Love to all your wonderful people.

The Betty Bush Family

I want to take the time to Thank You for the care that your group was able to provide for my sister over the last months.  I want to personally say thanks for your time, effort and consideration in helping Maggie deal with her cancer and her resulting physical limitations.  The caregivers you provided handled the difficult conditions with which they were confronted with patience and understanding.  They should all be commended.

Thanks again for all your help,

Thomas E Gibbs

My family has been very blessed to have had ACHC for our parents.  You worked with schedules that changed frequently and your office staff, Sharon, Shannon and Kathy were OUTSTANDING.  Marguerite, Kayleigh, Anna, Sabrina and Shannon were our favorites.  Thank You, Thank You!  We would gladly refer family and friends to Aishling.

Warmest Regards,

Teresa Krsich

Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent a funeral spray. If so, we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words as any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much whatever the part.

 

By the family of Marie Costello

On behalf of Robert (Bob) Craig and his entire family, I would like to express our gratitude for the excellent care Bob received from your caregivers.  They were all, to a person, professional in their hands-on-care.  They completed each task with patience, keeping him looking and feeling his best at all times.  With my varied work schedule, I would visit Bob at different times, morning and night.  He was always in the best possible state when I visited.  That was a huge source of comfort for the family.
More importantly, the individual caregivers seemed to express a loving feeling to Bob with all their tasks.  They talked about his family members, his favorite teams and shared their own positive attitudes on a daily basis. They put a special emphasis on any aspect of his care that the family made mention of.  The special music compilation and iPod custom-made by your company for Bob was a terrific relaxation tool.
Finally, the overall guidance provided by Aishling Companion Home Care has proved invaluable to us in this important time.
Thank you for your excellent service.

Sincerely,

Dawne Craig

Mary was blessed to have such wonderful caregivers in her life.  We would like to extend our humble gratitude to the Aishling Companion Home Care caregivers – how blessed we were to have you.  No request was ever deemed too difficult.  The everyday gentleness of the caregivers and the enduring question – Can I get you anything? – showed their constant vigilance. The personal touches will always be remembered.

 

The Taylor Family

Aishling Companion Home Care has been a life saver for us. Our experience with your service has been nothing but good. Everyone has been very helpful, flexible, and has done everything we have asked as well as accommodated our every adjustment, change and at the same time, treating my mother’s needs as if she was their mother. We felt we were treated like we were the only clients. I can’t say thank you enough. Our caregiver has been wonderful. We can’t say enough about her. Not only did she take care of my mother, but she took the time to write us a letter every week with exactly what they did, what they ate, etc., which we all looked forward to reading. Thank You and we wish you all well.

DEIRDRE BOUCHE

You went beyond a business relationship and sent mom cards, flowers and checked on her through the phone calls. Thank you for the mass card. We felt the strength of prayer.

 

The Family of Clara Cuthbertson

April 2014
I hired Aishling to sit with my husband – a recovering alcoholic.  When I first talked to Aishling, he had just been discharged after a 10 day stay in the hospital.  His doctor wanted him in a nursing home, but that was just too expensive for me.  Aishling first sent me Gina who came for 20 hours per week.  My husband adored her.  She got him moving, eating, took him to his AA meetings.  He became rehabilitated enough that I was able to cut down to 12 hours per week.  He has now been in recovery for almost 2 months.  He has become an active part of our family again.  I owe Gina, Cathy and Jasiman a big thank you for all they did.  Besides their care, companionship and transportation to AA, they cleaned my house and made meals. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I did something different by hiring Aishling and I am so pleased with the results.

Thank You, L.B.

I had 3 caregivers who did an excellent job offering care in helping me clean my house and making my meals.  Your people were on time each day and very professional with my care.  I would recommend them for any level of personal care.
Being clean and on time were very important to me, as was the companionship each day and being on time to AA meetings each day. Thank you for the professional help.  The bottom line is – thank you for caring for me and my well being.

D.B.