Thursday, 21 March 2013

The DementiaCare Resource and Training Network

The DementiaCare Resource and Training Network is an online interactive web-based dementia education and resource site facilitated by local dementia experts who are supported by the DementiaCare team. The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) DementiaCare team hosts the program state-wide and is responsible for the development and deployment of this resource to clinicians across NSW. It is funded by NSW Ministry of Health under the Dementia Services Framework.

There are currently two online courses:

*a twelve week Acute Care of the Older Person aimed at Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Allied Health staff
*a four-week Person Centred Care in the Community aimed at Assistants in Nursing and Personal Care attendants.

The courses are suitable for staff working in acute, community or residential aged care settings. Both courses are offered free to NSW Health staff. The program is applicable and accessible across all settings especially in rural remote areas.

Learners can access the program online 24 hours a day in their own time, at their own pace within the 4 or 12 week period, from home or work. The courses are made up of lessons, quizzes, forum posts and real time online chats.

If you would like more information about undertaking the courses or becoming a facilitator please contact the Dementia Care team on support.dementiacare@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au or visit the DementiaCare Resource and Training Network Website.

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