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Dementia Care Basics: Ensuring the Safety and Wellbeing of Dementia Patients

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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There are many factors that impact a person with dementia's safety and wellbeing. This course includes a discussion of how dementia impacts a person's activities of daily living, including three key areas that can greatly impact your patients' overall health and wellbeing--food and fluid intake; pain management; and social engagement. This course also includes person-centered strategies for ensuring the safety of your patients, including a discussion on techniques for ensuring safe wandering, preventing falls and your patients right to restraint-free care.

The Dementia Care Basics series is created in alignment with the CMS conditions of participation for long term care facilities and section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act.

Estimated Runtime: 30 minutes
Last Updated: March 7, 2023
Publication Year: 2022

Reviewed and approved by
Anne Pierce, RN, LNC, RAC-CT

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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