2017 Mastering the Art of Dementia Care – Expanded!

  • Course Overview

    Caring for those with dementia can be both rewarding and challenging. IHCA and A Mind For All Seasons are pleased to offer a training program that will help your team develop the skills they need to excel. Participants will learn:

    > How persons living with dementia experience the world;
    > How the physical environment affects behavior;
    > How to approach persons living with dementia to minimize negative behavioral expressions;
    > Specific ways to help residents with dementia have positive experiences during bathing, dressing, toileting and other personal care;
    > Creative ways to engage persons with dementia in meaningful activity;
    > How to hire the right people to work in memory care settings;
    > How to keep your building full;
    > How to lead with vision; and more!

    Presenter: Eric Collett

    Event flyer – Click HERE

  • Agenda

    8:30 am – 4:15 pm

     8:30 AM Check-in, Late Registration, Morning Coffee
     9:00 AM-11:00 AM Building a Framework to Understand Dementia
    11:00 AM-11:15 AM BREAK
    11:15 AM-12:15 PM Building a Technique Toolbox
    12:15 PM- 1:00 PM LUNCH (on-site)
     1:00 PM- 1:45 PM Building a Technique Toolbox (Cont.)
     1:45 PM- 2:15 PM Understanding the Connection Between Environment & Behavior
    2:15 PM-2:30 PM BREAK
    2:30 PM-4:00 PM Leadership in the Memory Care Setting

    • Leading with vision
    • Building cohesive teams
    • Common pitfalls in long-term care settings
    • Hiring practices that work
    • Effectively marketing the memory care setting
    • Implementing techniques that work on a broad scale

    4:00 PM-4:15 PM Additional Q&A

    There will be pauses throughout the seminar for Q&A. This concluding segment will allow participants to ask any final questions they have not yet asked.

  • Hotels

    Country Inn & Suites– Boise West
    3355 East Pine Avenue
    Meridian, ID 83642
    208 639-3300

    Hotel is 100% Non-smoking (outside smoking area is available) & No Pets.

    Amenities include: Complimentary airport taxi, hot Breakfast, high speed internet in every room, indoor pool & Jacuzzi hot tub, Business Center, Fitness Center, book lending Library, guest laundry. Spacious rooms include refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel is located within walking distance to dining where most guests receive up to 20% off meals exclusive to this hotel.

    Reservations may be made online or calling the hotel directly. Preferred rate is $99/night (does not include taxes). Click on this LINK to register.

    SpringHill Suites by Marriot – Boise
    6325 N. Cloverdale Rd.
    Boise, ID 83713

    Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 208.939.8266 or 888.236.2427. A preferred corporate rate to Idaho Health Care Association is 15% off the “Best Available Rate”. These rates do not include applicable state and local taxes.

    Traveler Benefits include: Free parking, complimentary Breakfast Buffet, complimentary wireless or wired internet access, daily newspaper, use of on-site fitness center & indoor heated pool, Business Center and 24/7 Market. The hotel will provide shuttle service from the hotel to the IHCA office and back provided you make arrangements with the front desk, in advance.

  • Fees

    Lunch Included.


    $95/person – Regular Registration rate
    $145/person – Late Registration rate (after May 15th)


    $145/person – non-member Regular Registration rate
    $195/person – non-member Late Registration rate (after May 15th)

    Cancellations & No-Shows
    Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 fee if made more than seven (7) business days prior to the event. There will be no refund or credit granted for “no-shows” and cancelled registration within seven (7) business days of the event.

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