Progressive dementias are terminal. From the time of onset patients suffer a slow death starting with cognition and ending in bodily failure. Families, as witnesses to this slow demise, suffer along with them. It is important for professionals to understand the stages of dementia and how to incorporate palliative care throughout each stage in order to provide optimal care to both patients and families. This interactive seminar will focus on enhancing skills and knowledge on this very important topic to allow families and patients to receive the optimal care at this stage of life.
This course is suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels. There is a beginner as it applies to palliative care and stage of dementia. It also applies to intermediate levels as it expands upon the introductory level, focusing on the caregiver living a more positive life and using that to help effect a better clinical outcome for their patients & clients.
Jenerations Health Education, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0130. Participants are granted 1Contact Hours of Continuing Education*Live, on-line, self-study
Jenerations Health Education is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. Jenerations Health Education maintains responsibility for this program.
Participant is awarded 1Category II Maryland Social Work CEUs
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Joanna Frankel is a graduate of Towson University with her Bachelors in both Psychology and Gerontology. Following, Joanna obtained her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a clinical concentration and a focus in Aging. Since, Joanna has been working in the long-term care setting for over 15 years. Her experience includes directing the social work department in a 205-bed facility, with clients who have a variety of mental health issues, long term care needs, at end of life, on dialysis and who are ventilator dependent. Additionally, Joanna is passionate about and has expertise in dementia, advance directives/end of life and mental health issues in the elderly. Furthermore, she has spent the last 10 years consulting in several nursing homes, educating social workers on the proper practices of long-term care while providing clinical supervision. Joanna has always educated interdisciplinary teams, patients and families on various topics on aging. When Joanna isn’t working, you can find her playing ball with her husband and 2 boys or at the nearest sushi restaurant.
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