Module 4 - Bathing
For the month of September and continuing throughout the fall, the University of Guam’s Isa Psychological Services Center will continue to provide an opportunity for family caregivers of persons with dementia to participate in an online training and certification program called CARES® Activities of Daily Living™.
This award-winning program focuses on learning how to help persons with dementia with the fundamental activities of daily living (ADLs) across all stages of dementia. Participants will learn effective strategies to support persons with dementia with bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, mouth care, and using the bathroom.
The training program includes 10 modules: (1) Dementia and the CARES® Approach; (2) Creating Meaning in Activities of Daily Living; (3) Recognizing and Managing Pain; (4) Bathing; (5) Dressing; (6) Eating; (7) Grooming; (8) Mouth Care; (9) Using the Bathroom; and (10) Mobility, Transferring, and Positioning. Participants who complete all 10 modules will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for CARES® Dementia Certification.
CARES® was created by HealthCare Interactive®, an organization that specializes in online training for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. All of the CARES® training programs were developed in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and include evidence-based strategies grounded in the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.
How to participate
To attend a family caregiver online support group, use the following Zoom links or call or email Dr. Iain Twaddle or Nikolas Gutierrez at (671) 735-2883 or email@example.com or Rhoda Orallo at (671) 735-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $749,538 with zero percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the US Government. Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program Award #: 5 U1QHP33078‐03‐00.