2019-C Mastering the Art of Dementia Care – CANCELLED

  • Course Overview

    You Will Learn:

    The VITAL 5 PillarsTM of Effective Interaction.
    New advances in our understanding of Alzheimer’s.
    Non-pharmacological techniques to influence behavior.
    Ways to help those you serve have a sense of purpose.
    How to make bathing, dressing, toileting & medication assistance a more positive experience.
    How to create effective physical environments.
    Innovative leadership and staff development practices.


    Supervising the care of persons living with dementia can be a challenging responsibility. Many citations in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities are related to inadequate care, behavioral problems and negative outcomes involving residents with dementia. Improved education in dementia care is one of the most important ways administrators and their staff members can more safely and effectively meet the complex needs of residents with dementia.

    Presenter: Eric Collett, Principal & Founder, A Mind For All Seasons, LLC

    Eric is a nationally recognized speaker, consultant and dementia expert, a licensed ALF administrator, and a teacher at Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho. Eric passionately believes that lifelong learning is a key to finding powerful new solutions to significant challenges and has spent over 18 years changing lives through innovative dementia care techniques and leadership strategies.

    Event flyer – HERE.

  • Agenda

    9 am – 4:15 pm

  • 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 call the hotel directly and mention Idaho Health Care Association to receive the special rate. For online reservations use the company rate code #149802. Preferred rate is $104/night (does not include taxes).

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

    To reserve a room at the courtesy rate, go to: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boish-springhill-suites-boise/ and use booking code 708.

    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.

    IHCA Members:




    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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