Validation® – Truly Successful Communication with Persons living with Dementia Workshop
You’re invited to be a part of the Colorado Nursing Homes Innovations grant awarded to Edu-Catering offering free education around the state on Validation® in June of 2019. This is the second part of a two-year grant the first year of which provided training on the new CMS Dementia Care Focused Survey. Learn how Validation can meet the CMS requirement for nursing homes to follow national guidelines for dementia care. Teams will learn how to go beyond “redirection” to successfully communicate, validate strong emotions, and stop “therapeutic lying” in order to build trust rather than lose it. The Validation® method is found to be equally helpful to both the persons living with dementia as well as their care givers.
To participate, you would commit to:
- Register a team to participate in the all-day education (and send replacement team mates if original team cannot make it).
- Provide feedback after each workshop.
- Develop a realistic action plan to strategically share information learned with larger team as well as
implement basic Validation® techniques learned in order to offer proactive, successful communication with persons with dementia served.
Western Slope: The Commons of Hilltop, Community Room, 625 ½ Road, Grand Junction (park/enter in back)
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch on your own) (seating limited to 55)
Eastern Colorado: Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, Activity Room, 122 Hospital Rd., Brush
Friday, June 7, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch on your own) (seating limited to 100)
North Colorado: Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village, Chapel, 508 Trilby Rd. Fort Collins
Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch on your own) (seating limited to 100)
South Colorado: Pueblo Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave. Pueblo
Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch on your own) (seating limited to 60)
North Denver: Covenant Village Smith Fellowship Hall (Retirement Tower), 9153 Yarrow St. Westminster Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch on your own) (seating limited to 60)
South Denver: Shalom Park, 14800 E. Belleview Dr., Community Room, Aurora
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch on your own) (seating limited to 75)
Join primary faculty and project officer Carmen Bowman, Certified Validation® Worker, Validation® Group Practitioner and Validation® Presenter.
Each location has seating limitations, so trainings will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
To register your team, contact Carmen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-981-7228.