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Strategies to Promote Independence in Your Clients with Dementia

May 12 @ 10:10 am 11:10 am

Globally, the number of individuals with dementia will nearly triple by 2050. There is an impending need, and an opportunity, for Home Health agencies to assist people with dementia in maintaining their current level of function in the home setting. Behavioral and functional issues are often the precipitant to a higher level of care. What can your agency do to enhance your dementia care offerings and foster revenue growth? We will examine strategies to help clients with dementia live at the least restrictive level of care, improve quality of life, and delay placement.

Amy Craven, PT, MS, DPT, CCM, Vice President of C&V Senior Care Specialists, is a doctor of physical therapy, and a Certified Case Manager specializing in geriatric care. For more than 30 years, Dr. Craven has worked in healthcare clinical and leadership positions. Dr. Craven has co-published two books on Alzheimer’s care and presented at conferences and events throughout the U.S.

Katherine Vanderhorst, RN-PH, PMH-BC, BSN, CCM, is the President and co-founder of C&V Senior Care Specialists. She is a board-certified psychiatric nurse with 30+ years of clinical experience in Behavioral Health Care and Alzheimer’s Care and a Certified Care Manager. She is the co-developer of “The Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program” and “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer Program” and authored three books on Alzheimer’s care.

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