Below is a list of trainings and webinars designed to help our staff and family members who are also caregivers care for our residents. Many sessions are free and open to the public.
Decatur House staff are encouraged to utilize these resources to enhance their professional development. Credit/incentives may apply for completed sessions.
Medical Terminology — Knowing the language of medicine is essential for caregivers and useful for families. There are fee-based courses available through colleges and technical schools, but for a basic understanding of medical terminology there are also free online instructional videos, such as.
The Basics of Medical Terminology Part 1
The Basics of Medical Terminology Part 2
Positive Approach to Care (PAC) / Teepa Snow — Offers free and paid trainings as well as online Dementia Training Videos designed to help staff and families care for people with dementia.
The Shape of Care Podcast — The Shape of Care Podcast, Started by Massachusetts resident Mindy Fried, offers stories and advice for caregivers.
Dementia Education Sessions at Bridges by Epoch with Dementia Care Expert Alicia Seaver
See upcoming virtual trainings and register here
The Savvy Caregiver Educational Program (Alzheimer’s Family Support Center) — The Savvy Caregiver is a free six-session educational training for caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related diseases.
Senior Care Certifications and Trainings to Improve your Career—From basic caregiving to specialized dementia, Parkinson’s and hospice training programs that can enhance the level of care you’re able to provide.