Dementia Program for Carers – Session 1

$33.00 incl. GST   (AU$)

This program is to assist PCWs – AINs by aligning their knowledge and skills with the updated 2013 skills and knowledge of person centred dementia care for RNs and ENs.

NOTE: Facilities (and groups of nurses working from the same facility) receive a discount of 25% on registrations of 5 or more, 40% discount on registrations of 15 or more, 50% discount on 15 or more and 60% on 20 or more!

PCWs/AINs are likely to be responsible for most of the direct care of residents and clients with a dementia, and therefore more likely to be involved in reportable incidents of any description.

As part of the OH&S and risk management strategy of any aged care service, evidence of contemporary knowledge and practices by all care staff, of clients with a dementia, is a primary requirement. This is particularly so in relation to the management of ‘behaviours’.


Session 1 – professional practice for personal care workers

  • the legal role of Cert III role; documenting legally; the issue of PCWs – AINs documenting for ACFI; is it a behaviour or something else? words that should never used on care documents e.g. confusion, agitated, anxious, inappropriate or aggressive


The program is delivered through our virtual classroom, with each session being recorded ‘archived’

Delivery suggestions for groups

  • We recommend the program, where possible, is set up as group sessions, through your TV or data projector
  • staff who cannot make the group sessions can have access to the recorded ‘archived’ sessions at times to suit
  • each group should be facilitated by a RN, as ENs cannot not direct care to PCW/AINs