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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 helps providers achieve goals related to person-centered dementia care and reduction of unnecessary use of anti-psychotic 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 | Practicality ensures sustainability
  • Is Effective: Decreases anxiety | Promotes sleep | Eases pain | Builds trust in caregivers | Provides a non-pharmacological prevention strategy for behavioral symptoms
  • Facilitates Staff 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 Marketability with a unique program for community outreach | Sets your organization apart | Demonstrates commitment to culture change
We offer two training options

Selected members of your staff attend the one-day, six-hour training class in select cities/dates. Once completed, each is designated as a Compassionate Touch® Coach and empowered to train staff in their facility or organization and conduct family or community outreach presentations. For more information about our On-Site training classes. click here

Selected members of your staff can enroll in a six-hour training class, consisting of two, 2-hour online sessions and one, 2-hour self directed, on-site training session over the course of 3 days. Once completed, each is then designated as a Compassionate Touch® Coach and empowered to train staff in their facility or organization and conduct family or community outreach presentations. For more information about our Webinar training classes, click here

Compassionate Touch® Coach Training Objectives and Content Outline
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This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 6 clock hours and 6 participant hours.
This training may satisfy requirements by many national and state licensing boards and professional organizations. For rules governing continuing education credits, participants should contact their respective regulatory boards. Contact your board or organization for filing requirements.