The essentiALZ exam tests knowledge of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations.
EssentiALZ Plus requires more in-depth knowledge of Alzheimer’s care techniques and specialties. Individuals must be certified in essentiALZ prior to taking any of the essentiALZ Plus exams.
The Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ certification program combines approved dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association online certification exams. EssentiALZ offers two levels of certification—
CARES online training, developed collaboratively by the Alzheimer’s Association and HealthCare Interactive®
The CARES training modules use a wide variety of interactive techniques, featuring demonstrations by real CNAs and staff members working with actual people living with dementia.
CARES® Dementia Basics & Advanced Care™ is one of three trainings recommended by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for long term care facilities to meet new nursing aide training requirements put forth as part of Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act.
Tina Glenn and her team at Hearthside Home Care, Inc. have been providing in-home care services in Greensboro and the surrounding area of the Piedmont Triad since 1999. Hearthside Home Care caregivers providing care for those with Alzheimer's receive training developed by the Alzheimer's Association in partnership with Liberty Healthcare Corporation of North Carolina, at http://www.nc-
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, it is fast becoming one the greatest medical challenges facing Americans.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer's today. The entire family is impacted; there are an estimated 10 million family caregivers today.
On a related note, Hearthside Home Care's Walking Team, Poodles for Alzheimer's and to End Alzheimer's, is organizing walkers for this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 13, 2014 in Center City Park Greensboro, North Carolina. To sign up and join the team Poodles for Alzheimer's, and Walk to End Alzheimer's go to: http://act.alz.org/