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Senior HelpersŪ to Host Dementia Consultant Certification Course, September 27 - 28

Release Date: 9/13/2018

== Nationally Renowned Dementia Care Expert to Offer Certification Event to Healthcare Professionals and Senior Advocates ==

Senior Helpers® of Richmond, one of the nation's premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced it will host a dementia certification event September 27 - 28, led by nationally renowned dementia care expert, Teepa Snow. Snow is headed to Richmond to conduct this two-day consultant certification event designed for healthcare professionals who advise families working through dementia-related challenges. In addition to dementia-related awareness and knowledge, participants will learn effective communication techniques, strategies to connect with people in a meaningful way, and methods of providing the proper resources at the right time.

"At Senior Helpers, we see the toll illnesses like Alzheimer's and dementia can have on caregivers and families. Through the two-day certification, our goal is to equip healthcare professionals, caregivers and senior advocates with the tools and knowledge needed to better counsel families working with those living with dementia," said Wayne Wilkins, President and Owner of Senior Helpers of Richmond. "Teepa will educate each attendee on the brain, core steps to pre-planned consulting, coaching seniors with dementia, consulting 'in the moment,' dealing with grief and loss, recognizing and addressing denial, and much more."

There are currently 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, and that number is projected to reach 14 million by 2050. It's important, now more than ever, to equip people with tools to care for those with memory loss. The seminar, titled, "Positive Approach to Care Consultant Certification Course" will consist of a two-day session and can benefit a variety of professionals including geriatric care managers, social workers, executive directors, marketing directors, senior living advisors, marriage and family therapists, community/family liaisons, elder law attorneys and more. Attendees can expect to learn about a variety of topics between the two days.

- Day One: Your Role as a Dementia Consultant—Teepa will provide an in-depth look into the consultant role and share ways to better support clients.
-- Thursday, September 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Day Two: Practice Using Consultant Tools—Participants will apply their newly learned skills in roleplaying scenarios and explore real life examples in small group discussions.
-- Friday, September 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees. To learn more about the certification including price and requirements, please visit teepasnow.com/events/pac-consultant-certification-richmond-va/. To register, call (678) 772-0958 or email registration@teepasnow.com. Registration is open on a first come first serve basis.

Founded in 2001, Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company in each community it serves. Its caregivers in Richmond are trained to offer the highest level of care possible based on the company's Senior Gems® Alzheimer's and Dementia care program. As the gold standard for excellence in personalized in-home senior care, the program was developed in conjunction with nationally recognized dementia care expert Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. Local residents will also benefit from the company's Parkinson's Care Program, a specialized training program for their caregivers created in conjunction with leading experts from the Parkinson's Foundation's Centers of Excellence network.

The course will be held at 9407 Kings Charter Drive Mechanicsville, VA 23116. For more information about Senior Helpers, please visit www.seniorhelpers.com/greaterrichmond-va/.

About Senior Helpers®

Senior Helpers is a premier provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, to personal and companion care to help individuals looking for a little assistance with daily activities. Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has 315 franchised businesses that have cared for tens of thousands of seniors with a pledge to "provide care and comfort at a moment's notice."

Senior Helpers was recently ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 Ranking, and appointed to the Healthcare Leadership Council—an exclusive alliance of leading healthcare companies from all health sectors committed to advancing the American healthcare system. Learn more by visiting http://www.seniorhelpers.com.

SOURCE Senior Helpers

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