Training and Speaking
DSG currently offers several types of dementia training for healthcare professionals, senior providers, family members, and the community at large. Our training and presentations can help you educate staff, reduce costs, reduce hospitalizations, and improve care. We can customize a presentation to meet any size audience or interest.
DSG has created comprehensive course work specifically designed for providers and their unique work environments, including home care, hospice, facilities, and medical practices.
- Practitioners – Medical Students, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, OT/PT, aides
- Administrators – Executive Directors, Activities, Marketing, Agency Owners
- First Responders – Police, Firefighters, EMTs, ER staff
- Other Providers – Attorneys, Financial Planners, Accountants, Bankers
DSG can offer training in a variety of formats to suit your organization’s needs and budget.
Training for Certification
DSG offers training for certification. We know scheduling, managing staffing, and staying within budget are all concerns, so we have several different training options to meet each client’s specific needs to include individual certification, agency certification, and on-site training.
Single Session & Inservice Training
DSG can also conduct any of our many courses onsite as a single session or as an inservice. Most sessions can be completed in 1–1.5 hours.
Public Speaking & Family Nights
DSG has several topics for these types of events. We can also customize a program for your specific event and audience.
I have worked with Dementia Services Group and their dementia training is second to none. As the owner of Home Healthcare Associates and an RN with over 14 years of long term care experience in various settings, I can see the immediate benefits of these programs. The programs train practitioners with the necessary skills to not only apply to their own practice in assisting and caring for those with dementia, but also to lead others to the necessary transitions needed for proper care. The end result of this training is a reduction in unnecessary hospitalizations due to better care for those with dementia, including but not limited to, better surveillance for infections by their competently trained practitioners. It also leads to better outcomes for the patient as far as quality of life as well as better outcomes for caregivers that are both employees and informal/family caregivers. Armed with the knowledge of the disease process and the behaviors/interventions/progression of the disease process, they can make better, more informed decisions on a daily basis. I have seen significant changes in attitude of staff, with the quality of life of our clients, and better-informed and well-adjusted family caregivers with the end result being a happier, well-taken care of client. I can see immediate benefits for all agencies and individuals that obtain this training.Anne Marie Labenberg, RN, MSM, Owner/Administrator, Home Healthcare Associates
Our non-medical staff participated in the Dementia Services Group Level I four-hour overview training for dementia. When we made the decision to offer this educational training, we were not sure what the response would be since it would be voluntary and unpaid. The response was overwhelming. We had anticipated 8-10 people to attend. However, we had 19 people come to learn. This response showed us the desire and realization of the need to understand this overpopulated condition is huge. The information was presented in such a fashion that even a non-clinical person could understand the effect of this disease and most importantly, the means to relate and communicate with their clients. Our staff has raved about this training and already asking when another one will be scheduled. We plan on offering these sessions on a quarterly basis.Joyce Fillenwarth, Director of Business Development, At Home Preferred, a Division of RN & Allied Specialties