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CREATING THE CARING NETWORK : A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR IN-HOME RESPITE CARE PROVIDERS. Val Croissant, M.S., CTRS Director, Training and Program Development Easter Seals Wisconsin 2011 National Respite Conference Many Faces of Respite November 2011. Agenda.

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Creating the caring network a training program for in home respite care providers

CREATING THE CARING NETWORK:A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR IN-HOME RESPITE CARE PROVIDERS

Val Croissant, M.S., CTRS

Director, Training and Program Development

Easter Seals Wisconsin

2011 National Respite Conference

Many Faces of Respite

November 2011


Agenda

Agenda

  • Wisconsin Lifespan Respite Care Project

  • Creating the Modules

  • Logistics

  • Registry


Wisconsin lifespan respite care project

WISCONSIN LIFESPAN RESPITE CARE PROJECT

  • Funding: Sept 1, 2010 – Aug 31, 2013

  • Partners:

    • State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services/Division of Long-Term Care

    • Respite Care Association of Wisconsin (RCAW)

    • Easter Seals Wisconsin (ESW)

    • Wisconsin Quality Home Care Authority (WQHCA)


Project goals

Project Goals

  • Creation and delivery of a base-level, comprehensive Respite Care Provider Training curriculum

  • Creation of a statewide, web-based “Care Registry” referral database of trained respite providers

  • Increased awareness of respite care options through a Public Awareness Campaign


Creating the modules

Creating the Modules

  • In-Home Respite Care 101

  • Across the Lifespan


Curriculum advisory group

Curriculum Advisory Group

  • Represent a variety of caregiver populations

  • Role:

    • Develop priorities for curriculum content

    • Evaluate existing and revised content

    • Approve teaching and trainee manuals

  • Review pre- and post-test results following Pilot Training; recommendations to modify curriculum


Disability basics

Disability Basics

  • The Power of Words by Judy Endow

  • Keeping It General: Know the Person

  • Fact Sheets

  • Website Information


American red cross caregiver training

AMERICAN RED CROSS CAREGIVER TRAINING

  • Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia

  • Positioning and Helping Your Loved One Move

  • Assisting with Personal Care


Mandated reporter training

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

  • Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect - Mandated Reporter Training Program (SCAN-MRT)

  • Developed by Child Protection Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

  • State-specific


Be the horizon caring for challenging moments

“BE THE HORIZON”CARING FOR CHALLENGING MOMENTS

  • Stages of Challenging Moments

  • Be the CALM in the Storm


Communication techniques

Communication Techniques

  • Examples

  • Picture Boards

  • Communication Boards

  • Sign Language


Medication management

Medication Management

  • The Five Rights

  • PRNs


Free time activities

Free Time Activities

  • Age-Appropriate

  • Adaptations

  • Community Outings


Making connections

Making Connections

  • Initial Meeting

  • Training

  • Know Your Limits

  • Professionalism


Mini courses

Mini-Courses

  • Four-hour Training Sessions:

    • Working with individuals with

      challenging behaviors

    • Working with individuals with

      developmental disabilities

    • Working with individuals with

      emotional disabilities


Logistics

Logistics

  • Two-day Training Sessions

    • 14 Trainings in Years 2 & 3

    • 6 locations across state

  • Half-day Mini-Courses

    • 24 Trainings in Years 2 & 3

    • 6 locations across state


Statewide marketing public awareness campaign

STATEWIDE MARKETING/ PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

  • Targeted Training Areas

  • Organizations: Personal Contacts

    • Email blast and Newsletter articles

  • Press Releases in Targeted Areas


Registry

Registry

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin:

  • Online Registry of trained respite providers

  • Searchable database for families & caregivers

  • Trained Lifespan Respite Care providers

    eligible for Registry following background check


Questions

Questions?


Contact information

Contact Information

Val Croissant, M.S., CTRS

Director, Training and Program Development

Easter Seals Wisconsin

800-422-2324 ext 111

[email protected]


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