Park Ridge Health and Mountain Home Care have joined together in bringing Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators in the treatment of dementia, to offer presentations free of charge for our community. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years, Snow’s wealth of experience has led her to develop Positive Approach® to Care techniques and training models that families and professionals working or living with dementia and other brain changes are now using throughout the world.

“In our 14 years serving Western North Carolina, we have seen firsthand the difficulties caregivers, families, and friends experience as they provide care for someone living with dementia,” says Jeremy Wilde, Vice President of Mountain Home Care. “We at Mountain Home Care hope that Teepa Snow’s knowledge and expertise will positively impact and equip our community with the skills and knowledge to better understand and care for our loved ones living with dementia.”

On Monday, November 14, Snow will offer two presentations, both geared toward caregivers of dementia patients:
9 - 11 a.m.: “Learning the Difference Between Confrontational and Supportive Communication”
1 -3 p.m.: “Understanding Yourself as a Caregiver: What Do You Need to Keep Going?”

While the morning presentation will be geared toward professional caregivers and the afternoon session more toward family and friend caregivers, both sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend.

“We are delighted to bring Teepa Snow to Western North Carolina,” said Jodi Grabowski, Community Outreach Coordinator for Park Ridge Health. “This will be a welcome experience for so many in our area- professionals, friends and family- who are caring for someone with dementia.”
Seating is limited for these presentations, please save your spot for one or both sessions by calling 828-684-6480 or registering through Eventbright.com by clicking here Both sessions will take place at Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Road, Arden, N.C.

Normal and Not Normal Aging Workshop

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 8:45am - 11:45pm

This workshop helps learners understand and recognize the differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction, and addresses typical issues that occur throughout the progression of dementia.

The workshop will be held at the Mountain Home Care Training and Education Center 2270 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC.  Please call us at (828) 684-6444 to RSVP or get more information or simply click here.

Continuing Education Credits

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.2 CEUs as established by the Nation Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

Physical Therapy: MAHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is a NCBPTE- approved provider of continuing competence for activities directly related to physical therapy.
NCBPTE: 2.0 contact hours.

Scheduled for March and April!! See more info or complete the registration here.

 

The workshop offers an overview of Teepa Snow’s Dementia Abilities Model, the GEMS™. The GEMS™ model compares different stages of dementia to the characteristics of precious jewels. This dignified metaphor defines normal aging as well as the many appearances, behavior changes, skill sets and needs of those living with the progressive effects of dementia. Understanding the GEM™ levels will lead to an adjustment of expectations, communication and hands on care to better meet the ever-changing needs of these individuals. The GEMS™ advocate that people living with dementia, when given just the right care in the right setting can still shine.

Continuing Education Units
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.3 CEUs as established by the Nation Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

Physical Therapy: MAHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is a NCBPTE- approved provider of continuing competence for activities directly related to physical therapy.
NCBPTE: 2.5 contact hours.

Occupational Therapy: Application has been made to the NCBOT for pre-approval.

For more information about the workshop, learning objectives and the day's agenda, please click here. 

Normal and Not Normal Aging Workshop

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 8:45am - 11:45pm

This workshop helps learners understand and recognize the differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction, and addresses typical issues that occur throughout the progression of dementia.

The workshop will be held at the Mountain Home Care Training and Education Center 2270 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC.  Please call us at (828) 684-6444 to RSVP or get more information or simply click here.

Continuing Education Credits

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.2 CEUs as established by the Nation Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

Physical Therapy: MAHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is a NCBPTE- approved provider of continuing competence for activities directly related to physical therapy.
NCBPTE: 2.0 contact hours.

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(October 29, 2015) -The Park Ridge Health Foundation hosted the 16th annual Partners in Health Golf Classic on Oct. 13 at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove with 112 golfers.

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The tournament raised $63,685. The proceeds of this year’s Golf Classic will help fund a transformation to the hospital’s second floor behavioral health services.  Behavioral health services include a full range of women’s programs for inpatient psychiatric treatment.