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The Avila Institute of Gerontology offers a range of courses that will broaden your knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effect on residents along with a course designed to further develop leadership skills.

  • Fifth Webinar: An Exploratory Journey: Meeting of the Microbiome and Longevity

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/13/2020 at 11:30 AM (EDT)

    In this live 1-hour presentation, Dr. Helen Battisti will discuss how science has shown us that there is a bidirectional communication between our brain and our gut, known as the Gut-Brain Axis.

  • Fourth Webinar: Developing a Resilient Mindset for Healthcare Team Members

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/13/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    In this live 2-hour presentation, Dr. Francis Battisti will direct participants in how to develop a resilient mindset and lifestyle for increased satisfaction and productivity and assess an individual team member’s readiness for change.

  • Third Webinar: Compassion Fatigue: A Self-Care Imperative

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/12/2020 at 1:30 PM (EDT)

    In this live 1-hour presentation, speaker Mary T. O'Neill will discuss the meaning of compassion and distinctions between burnout and compassion fatigue.

  • Second Webinar: Long-Term Healthcare Ministry Advocacy in the Time of COVID-19

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/12/2020 at 11:30 AM (EDT)

    In this live 1-hour presentation, speaker Julie Trocchio will review the public policy priorities and activities of the long-term healthcare ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will also discuss stronger and new partnerships, ethical issues, and how to promote the well-being of our staff and residents.

  • First Webinar: Surviving Chaos: Legal and Regulatory Update

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/12/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    In this live 2-hour presentation, speaker Janet Feldkamp will discuss the impact of COVID on current regulatory requirements for post-acute care facilities including new transmittals, guidance and other issuances from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She will also foster analysis of the Office of Inspector General’s Work Plan on post-acute care providers and multiple agencies' focus on fraud enforcement and prevention.

  • Disorders and Diagnoses that Differ from Dementia

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this 1-hour presentation, Alfred W. Norwood will discuss the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia while exploring how depression and delirium also differentiate from dementia. It is broken down into two parts, "Is It Alzheimer's?" and "The 3D's: Depression, Delirium, and Dementia."

  • How to Find the Leader Within You

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This two-part series explores leadership by looking within yourself and reflecting on actions first.

  • Understanding the Dementia Resident

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this 1-hr presentation, we will discuss the ways caregivers can identify stress in a dementia resident and how to effectively communicate with that person. It’s broken down into two parts, "Is the Person with Dementia Stressed?" and "Communicating in Dementia."

  • Dementia Progression from Moderate to Advanced

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar discusses the effects of dementia in moderate to advanced stages. It’s broken down into two parts: Understanding Moderate Dementia and Advanced Dementia.

  • Dementia Stages and their Effects on Independence

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this 1-hour presentation, Alfred W. Norwood will discuss the stages of dementia while describing actions to take once it becomes more advanced. It is broken down into two parts, "Stages of Dementia" and "Strategies to Promote Independence for People with Dementia."