Occupational Therapy and Social Work: Offering Community-Based Approaches to Support People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers

Start time
Noon Pacific
End time
1:00 PM Pacific

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center web seminar series, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

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The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
ASA membership is not required.

Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*

*This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers. 

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – smoore@asaging.org

This webinar will discuss the beneficial role of occupational therapy and social work for people living with dementia and their caregivers.  Evidence-based/informed occupational therapy interventions being implemented through LiveWell’s ACL-ADPI project for people living alone with dementia, for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and dementia, and for those with distressing behaviors will be discussed.  Recommendations on ways to help clients receive appropriate occupational therapy services will be shared. In addition, community-based approaches utilizing social workers to serve people living with dementia and their caregivers will be discussed. Topics will include examples from an urban nonprofit organization, as well considerations, recommendations, and benefits for integrating social work practices.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of occupational therapy and its application for persons living with dementia;
  • List two occupational therapy interventions for persons living with dementia;
  • Describe approaches in integrating social work activities into dementia community-based care programs;
  • Identify Social Work Practice Standards; and
  • Describe Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.

Presenters:

Jane%20Gruner.jpgJane Gruner  is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with expertise in building collaborative solution oriented teams and delivering integrated services and supports within the community.  After retiring from the State of Nevada as the Administrator for Aging and Disability Services, she joined Nevada Senior Services, a nonprofit focused on delivering high quality integrated community services.

 

stephani%20shivers%202.jpgStephani Shivers is an occupational therapist and the Chief Operations Officer of Community Services for LiveWell – a dementia services provider located in Plantsville, CT.  For the past 10 years, Stephani has been working to bring new occupational therapy services to people living with dementia in the community and is now implementing 3 OT interventions to people living with dementia in the community through LiveWell’s ACL-ADPI project.