PRESENTING ELDER CARE TRAINING PROGRAMS AND DISABILITY AWARENESS DVDS FOR NURSING ASSISTANTS, LONG-TERM CARE STAFF, AND MORE…
VideoPress, a program of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, distributes elder care training programs and videos produced by MedSchool Maryland Productions. These DVDs address the needs of elderly and youth with disabilities. They support pre-service training and staff development of geriatric nursing assistants, certified nursing assistants and other staff working in long-term care, assisted living and senior day care. Some of the titles are excellent for support groups and public awareness programs. Video Press Elder Care training programs are used by thousands of community colleges, universities, and allied health programs as well as by long term care and assisted living facilities.
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ELDER CARE TRAINING PROGRAMS – TOPICS COVERING ELDER CARE, ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, PERSPECTIVES OF THE ELDERLY, ELDER ABUSE, HOSPICE CARE, AND DISABILITY AWARENESS,
Featured Elder Care Training Programs of the Month
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Grace stands out as the definitive documentation of Alzheimer’s disease, both following the progression of the disease and the inspirational caregiving efforts of her husband over a period of seven years. The documentary starts in the early years of the disease when Grace is already having short term memory problems, experiencing catastrophic outbursts when frustrated, and starting to get lost in parking lots. Grace provides the extraordinary opportunity to witness first hand the progression of dementia and the related symptoms. Grace has been broadcast on public television and has won a regional Emmy award for best documentary as well as top awards in numerous other competitions.
Topics: progression of Alzheimer’s disease, family caregiving, wandering, memory impairment, loss of function, loss of speech
Audience: Alzheimer’s support groups, family caregivers, social workers, nursing and allied health students, assisted living and day care staff
Alzheimer’s Patients: Providing Person-Centered Care is a staff development DVD developed for nursing assistants. A discussion with nursing assistants, led by Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, as well as footage of staff interacting with residents provides the guidelines for developing a relationship with the resident which acknowledges who the person is and preferences for care. Suggestions provide a baseline for quality care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Topics: person-centered care, individualized care, Alzheimer’s disease, elder care, communication, respecting choices, minimizing agitation and catastrophic reactions
Audience: staff in long-term care, assisted living, day care, and rehabilitation programs. Students in programs for: nursing, nursing assistant, physical therapy, and social work