Compassionate Touch® Coach Training
Location: James L West Center for Dementia Care
Date: Thursday 05/14/20
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Registration Details Coming Soon!
$395 per organization for 1 coach ($395 per additional coach. Additional coaches must be from the same organization/location)
$35 Training Pack- required purchase (Training pack required for each coach per organization/location)
What is Compassionate Touch®?
It is a powerful, skilled touch approach that evidence shows is an effective non-pharmacological strategy to reduce behavioral expressions in dementia and end-of-life care. The gentle, hands-on techniques were developed with busy care partners in mind, giving them a practical tool that’s easy to learn and integrate into daily care practices, while strengthening relationships with those they serve.
How Does It Work?
Compassionate Touch® is a cutting edge skilled touch program that:
Is Feasible - Uses existing resources | Easy for staff to learn | Practicality ensures sustainability
Is Effective - Eases physical and emotional distress | Promotes sleep | builds trust in caregivers | Provides a holistic personalized approach
Encourages Family Engagement - Provides a means for family to calm, comfort, and support their loved one | Enhances the family's experience as a member of the care team
Facilitates Staff Satisfaction - Reduces caregiver fatigue | Builds strong relationships | Aligns with person-centered core values and philosophy
Strengthens Marketability with a program that tangibly demonstrates commitment to culture change and staff development
Following the six-hour workshop, attendees are designated as Compassionate Touch® coaches and authorized to conduct the Compassionate Touch® program with staff members or families.
Who should become a Coach?
Any selected team members: Administrator, Memory Care Director, Marketing Liaison, Nurse, CNA leader, Social Worker, Activity Professional.
Your organization is licensed to use the Compassionate Touch® branded program and materials for one year with annual renewal
Coach Benefits Include:
● Secure, on-line access to materials, resources, and templates for program implementation and sustainability
● Lobby certificate
● Website badge
● Support throughout the license period including teleconferences; newsletters; articles; and online forum with other Coaches
● Recognition as an AGE-u-cate collaborative partner
Coaches are Empowered with a:
● Sustainable program for staff training and family engagement
● Plan for implementation
● Tool to track clinical outcomes and staff satisfaction
● Network of Compassionate Touch® coaches throughout the U.S.