September 25, 2015
Deb Elings, Martin Bros. RN, WCC, Earns Teepa Snow Dementia Training Certification
The United States is facing unprecedented growth in the number of people living with dementia. According to the Dementia Action Alliance, there are currently approximately 6.8 million Americans – one in eight individuals age 65 and older – living with dementia.
As a distributor who works closely with senior living facilities, Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Inc. is working to help educate caregivers about dementia.
As part of this initiative, Martin Bros. Medical Supplies Specialist Deb Elings, RN, WCC, has earned PAC Approved Certification™ for Positive Approach™ to Care dementia training from nationally-renowned specialist Teepa Snow.
“The thing that makes this certification really great is that the teaching is hands-on,” said Erika Kramer, Martin Bros. Senior Living Engagement Advisor. “Senior living community staff members get up and practice how they’ll be able to go back to their facilities immediately and affect their residents’ lives for the better.”
“I learned how to better care for and support those living with changing abilities due to dementia,” said Deb. “Now, I’m excited to be able to show our senior living partners how to improve their dementia care. It’s not about lecturing. It’s about learning and then acting situations out. It really sticks with you.”
Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Inc. is a full-line, family-owned food service distributor serving Iowa and surrounding states with inspirational and innovative solutions. The company offers state-of-the-art distributing, nutritional tools, culinary advising, menu design and much more.
For more information on Martin Bros., visit www.martinbros.com.
STORY SOURCE: Martin Bros., 6623 Chancellor Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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