Compassionate Touch® is an approach combining skilled touch and specialized communication shown to prevent behavioral expression in people with dementia and reduce job stress in care-partners. In palliative care, it provides skilled touch with compassionate presence to enhance quality of life for those in the later stages of life.

Compassionate Touch training empowers care partners to achieve goals related to person-centered care and reduction of unnecessary use of antipsychotic medication. This practical, evidence-informed approach literally puts in caregiver’s hands a non-pharmacological solution that:

  • Is Feasible: Uses existing resources | Easy to learn
  • Is Effective: Decreases anxiety | Promotes sleep | Eases pain | Builds trust in caregivers | Provides a non-pharmacological prevention strategy for behavioral symptoms
  • Facilitates Care Partner Satisfaction: Reduces job burnout | Builds strong relationships | Aligns with person-centered care practices
  • Encourages Family Engagement: Provides a means for family to calm, comfort and support their loved one | Enhances the family’s experience as a member of the care-team
  • Strengthens Credentials Demonstrates professional’s commitment to culture change

Compassionate Touch Certified Coach Training Overview

Upon successful completion of the six hour e-learning training course, participant is designated as a Compassionate Touch® Certified Coach and as such, may share techniques with other professionals and families, have access to an online portal of coach resources, receive quarterly newsletters and be invited to special Coach Connect quarterly learning webinars.

Participants will receive a comprehensive training manual, technique supplies and a Compassionate Touch Caregiver pin.

Compassionate Touch® Certified Community Designation

This designation is for eldercare communities who wish to train a minimum of 3 coaches and provide a Benchmark Assessment post-training. Upon completion, communities will be issued a Compassionate Touch Community Certificate for lobby or other designated areas.

$575 per community – includes 3 coach trainings and training packs, Benchmark Assessment and 30-minute Q & A with a Certified Trainer, Lobby Certificate, Social Media or Website Badge. Additional coaches $195 each. Material shipping fees apply.

Compassionate Touch® Certified Coach Training:
  • $225 – 6 -hour training and Compassionate Touch Training Pack (manual, technique supplies and Compassionate Touch Caregiver pin. Material shipping fees apply.
  • For Corporate Discounts, contact Laura Ellen Christian - 817-857-1157 x 217 - Email Laura Ellen
  • Licensure: We license your organization to use the Compassionate Touch® branded program and materials for one year. Annual renewal of certification is required.
  • 6 Instructional Hours approved by NCCAP upon successful course completion**

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** This Course has been approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP)
NCCAP Continuing Education approval number NCCAP501004-21NT