ExpiredAlzheimer’s Month: Home Care & Dementia Webinar Series

  • Differentiating the Dementias
    November 2, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Stage- Specific Activities - Knowing the Life Story
    November 9, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Swallowing, Eating, Nutrition & Dental Health with Dementia Patients
    November 16, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Documentation for Alzheimer's & Related Dementias - Is Your Record Clearly Telling the Story
    November 30, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm



A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia offers unique challenges in the home health care setting. Dementia caregiving is a world where the ‘normal’ rules don’t apply, and professional caregivers need continuing education and guidance to learn how to support, motivate, and keep people with dementia safe. Join the experts from C&V Senior Care for this 4-part series on Alzheimer’s and other dementias.


Differentiating the Dementias

Friday, November 2, 2018

All dementias are not alike. Some can even be caused by a physiological reason that can be treated. Clients with Dementia can complicate the home care picture if you don’t address this co-morbidity.


  • Identify the most common types of dementia.
  • Describe simple assessment tools that can be used to determine if a patient has a cognitive impairment.
  • Understand the differences between normal aging and dementia.
  • Recall the description and characteristics of the most common dementias.
  • Describe interventions appropriate for the most common dementias.

Stage-Specific Activities – Knowing the Life Story

Friday, November 9, 2018

Understand where an individual is cognitively and functionally in the disease progression as well as their abilities and disabilities. Develop knowledge to teach caregivers appropriate activities based on the individual’s life story and disease stage.


  • Describe an approach to determine where a patient is cognitively and functionally in the progression of dementia.
  • Understand why the life story is important to determine and developing appropriate activities for a person.
  • Explain why appropriate activities are so important for the patient with dementia.
  • Describe what activities work best for someone with dementia and develop a tool box of stage specific activities
Swallowing, Eating, Nutrition and Dental Health with Dementia Patients

Friday, November 16, 2018

Gain an understanding of the effects of dementia on nutritional status, and risks/ complications related to swallowing. Learn how to improve nutritional intake and appropriate treatment techniques for oral care.


  • Develop understanding of the effects of dementia and the relationship to the decline in nutritional status and strategies to improve nutritional intake.
  • Explain the general effects of aging on swallowing and the risks and complications of swallowing issues with the dementia patient.
  • Employ treatment strategies and techniques for dysphagia and discuss treatment techniques for oral care.

Documentation for Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias-Is Your Record Clearly Telling the Story?

Friday, November 30, 2018

Audit-proof your documentation around dementia and ADRD.  Are you clearly documenting homebound and following your Plan of Care. Learn what and how to document for patients with Dementia and ADRD diagnoses.

  • Objectives:
  • Describe the criteria for dementias to be appropriate to receive home health services.
  • Explain how homebound issues are complicated with this population.
  • Employ dementia appropriate & specific assessment tools.
  • Explain appropriate interventions for the patient with Dementia and how to document the issues that are being addressed in the plan of care.
  • Describe what should be documented for every visit.
  • Explain the documentation audit checklist for ADRD charts.


Presenter:  Katherine Johnson Vanderhorst, RN, BSN, President and Amy Craven, P.T., M.S., D.P.T., Vice President at C & V Senior Care Specialists, Inc. C & V Senior Care Specialists is a consulting firm specializing in offering education and training to Certified and Licensed home care agencies, Assisted Living facilities, Skilled Nursing facilities, and Hospital systems behavioral health care and the care of the person with Alzheimer’s disease. C & V offers on-site and web based clinical, operations, and marketing training plus a wealth of written resources that facilitate growth of a new clinical program.


Target Audience: This 4-part progressive webinar series on Alzheimer’s and related disorders is for all clinical staff who provide hands-on care in the home setting. Expert presenters from C& V Senior Care will review common and complex home health scenarios, applying this expanded diagnosis code set with required aspects of clinical documentation to support skilled care and homebound status.


Continuing Education: This full program has been approved for 6 nursing credit hours, or 1.5 per session. Individuals requesting nursing contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name and e-mail address in the registration form, or online. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.



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