Webinars: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Improving Dementia Care in Georgia Nursing Homes

Georgia State University’s Gerontology Institute, in partnership with Culture Change Network of Georgia, has received a $1.58 million grant to support a project called “A Trauma-Informed Approach to Improving Dementia Care in Georgia Nursing Homes.”

The three-year project is jointly funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Georgia Department of Community Health and will provide resources and accessible high-quality education that is accessible to all nursing homes in Georgia. The training will emphasize using trauma-informed approaches to improve the quality of life for residents and reducing the use of antipsychotic medications, particularly for residents living with dementia.

This is where you can access the free webinars that are part of this project.

The webinars are divided into three categories:

• Trauma-Informed Care
• Person-Centered Dementia Care
• Quality Improvement

This education will equip staff with key competencies in the following areas:
• trauma-informed approaches
• person-centered dementia care
• non-pharmacological approaches
• resident engagement
• inclusive communication
• culture change, and
• evidence-based, quality improvement processes

The webinars are free but you must register to participate. There will be a short learning check at the end of each webinar to check your understanding.