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Creative Engagement is more than a Life Enrichment Approach

It is a method for a dignified and joy-filled life in Elder Care

Designed for the elder care professional to discover more about how to best serve and support those living with dementia and their families. 

Offered live twice a year, this institute has year round offerings and 1:1 Mentorship. 

You will learn how to use Creative Engagement to magnify one's purpose and navigate the challenges of caring for someone living with dementia. 

In this institute, Creative Engagement is not just a marketing term to bring warm fuzzies, but a way of care. 

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Creative Engagement isn't only an activities approach.

It is a model for the full picture of care. If you leave it up to the Activities team to understand and use Creative Engagement, you are missing a big piece of the pie. 

And, as an added bonus, it is an evidence-based model and growing methodology of care. 

You Will Learn and Explore

Week One - Art of Accompaniment

Exploring ways to communicate with those living with dementia and uncover one's purpose and how to work as an interdisciplinary team. Understanding one's story and inviting the family into care.

Week Three - Engagement: Not Just for Life Enrichment

Learning the difference between activities and engagement and how all staff are part of the Life Enrichment Team. We will walk through the layers of Activity to Engagement to Enrichment, finding ways to make one's purpose and preferences the focus of our care.

In Small Groups

Exploring themes of curiosity and compassion, and entering into research while resting in humanity,

Week Two - Transforming Challenges

Uncovering Evidence-Based approaches to care to help you navigate challenges when providing care to someone living with dementia and working with their families. We will learn to start looking at behaviors as an invitation not a problem.

Week Four - Working Together

Finding ways to create a community of purpose by creating our own care teams as care professionals, magnifying and examining the gifts and talents each person brings to our roles, and how we can weave our new findings into an interdepartmental model of care.

In 1:1 Mentorship

Focusing on topics important to your daily role as it relates to Creative Engagement, Arts and Health, and understanding Dementia.

At the conclusion of the course you will be able to...

  1. Better recognize how to communicate with residents living with dementia and their family members.
  2. Identify the purpose, desires, and needs of each resident.
  3. Engage in moments of joy and challenges as if second nature and not another item on your task list. 
  4. Work together as one unified Care Team instead of siloed departments and roles within the care structure. 


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