To better meet the needs of the residents of the assisted living communities and nursing homes it serves, Resident Salon Services has instituted a program of training in dementia care for its salon and spa staff and company management.
Starting with top level managers, Resident Salon Services employees will become CARES® certified in quality dementia care practices. Through online training courses offered by HealthCare Interactive CARES® and essentiALZ® certification testing by the Alzheimer's Association, employees who deal with dementia patients and their managers will learn how to recognize the symptoms and behaviors associated with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, how to communicate with dementia patients, and how to provide person-centered care.
Bart Boncaldo, President of Salon Services observes, "Our people work in communities and facilities where some residents suffer from dementia. We want our cosmetologists and massage therapists to know how to care for these individuals with compassion and professionalism."
For more information on CARES® certification and essentiALZ® Dementia Training, click here.