Mental Health and
Dementia Specialty Training
DSHS has rolled out a new curriculum for Dementia.
Here's the deal. No more Dementia Manager or Dementia Caregiver. The new course is called Dementia Capable Caregiver, Level One. It is an 8 hour course. The text is included in the tuition. We encourage you to pick up your text a few days before the class since there is so much good information.
I need the Manager Dementia...this course meets DSHS requirement for all Dementia training.
There is no more Dementia Manager. The plan is for Dementia levels two and Dementia level three, in the near future.
But I took the old Caregiver Dementia and now I need managers.
If you have the old Dementia caregiver certificate but are working as a manager, you should take the new Dementia Level One. It's a good idea to take Dementia Level One even if you have the old Manager certificate so you are ready for level two and three.
I already have Manager Dementia - what's up with this new Dementia class?
You don't have to take the new class, but your new staff do. You might want to so you are prepared. Also, You want to be ready for Dementia level 2 and 3.
So what's up with Mental Health training?
Mental Health will follow this path, but not until 2018. We will continue the traditional Mental Health Caregiving for now.
Check back for updates.