How We Help
The Hearthstone Institute offers private, customized, memory care staff training to senior care organizations of any size. Our signature training process is different from other available staff training programs because our instructors are themselves memory care experts who actually perform the tasks and techniques that they teach on a daily basis.
Read more to find out about our Needs Assessment, performed by our experts in your buildings and residences. Let us assess your training needs and customize our training packages to ensure a perfect fit between what your company needs and what the Hearthstone Institute can provide.
Use our ROI Calculator to put in your own figures and get an estimate of the amounts you might decide to invest in training your staff and cost-saving advantages you might gain from all the benefits that accrue for both your staff and your residents.
A Training Model Built for Sustained Performance
Our on-site community/residence training uses the I’m Still Here® approach to memory care. Based on Dr. Zeisel’s best-selling book of that name, it is an explicitly positive approach to the management and care of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
By positive, we are referring to an approach to memory care that celebrates the person who is always present within—even as the disease progresses through its later stages.
Demonstrated Training Benefits That Enhance Your Culture and Performance
The Hearthstone Institute’s signature training approach offers truly comprehensive, transformational training that is designed to create a high level of dementia expertise within your organization. Empirical research and follow-up studies have shown that this transformational training offers many valuable benefits beyond a more fulfilling life for residents, including:
- Reduction in falls
- Increase in family satisfaction
- Reduction in anti-psychotic drug use
- Reduction in staff turnover
- Reduction in hospital readmissions
- Decreased workers compensation claims
- Marketing advantage and differentiation
“Our staff says that because they are involved in this program they have seen some of the best days that they’ve ever worked.”
– Staff Member