Certified Compassionate Touch® Community Scholarship

AGE-u-cate Training Institute is expressing its gratitude to long term care providers, their elders, and staff, by offering The Touching Moments Scholarship Award Program, covering 100% of training for its cutting-edge Compassionate Touch® program.

Compassionate Touch® is an evidence-informed approach combining effective skilled touch techniques together with specialized communication that has proven to ease stress, anxiety, behaviors and reduce the use of anti-psychotic medications, improving the quality of life and quality of care for elders, especially those living with dementia. AGE-u-cate has trained thousands of coaches within hundreds of organizations to bring this easy-to-use, holistic approach to person-centered care and create culture change by tapping into the power of human touch and human connection.

We want to hear from you! We want to hear your stories and we want to share them with others. During this challenging moment in time we want to reach out and touch others with encouragement and support. We look forward to showcasing our healthcare heroes – those who are devoted to caring for our elders.

The Touching Moments Scholarship Training Program will be awarded to 51 organizations, one from each state plus the District of Columbia, that once completed, will designate each as a Certified Compassionate Touch® Community. Eligible organizations include Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Assisted Living with Memory Care, Home Care Providers, and Hospice Providers.

Program Overview:

  • Recipients will receive 3 comprehensive six-hour Coach Trainings with downloadable Coach manuals
  • After completion of training assessment, organization will be designated as a certified Compassionate Touch Community
  • Coaches are provided access to exclusive AGE-u-cate Coach Portal that includes videos, educational material, tools and resources to successfully conduct staff training and family education.
  • Coaches will receive ongoing support including Coach Connections newsletter, webinars.
  • A Certified Compassionate Touch Community designation includes a lobby certificate, and social media and website badges.
  • Value of The Certified Compassionate Touch Community Program is $575.

See Terms and Conditions here

Thank you for applying for the Compassionate Touch® Scholarship Award Program! We value the hard work you and your team are investing in the lives of our elders during this challenging time. It is an honor for us to show appreciation to you for the tireless efforts you’ve made.

Fall 2020 Registration

To apply, we are asking you to tell your story about how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting those you serve. What are the challenges you are facing as you work to keep elders healthy and safe while also meeting their psycho-social needs? What effects of social isolation are you seeing in elders? How are you working to meet the needs you are seeing? The Compassionate Touch program guides care partners to effectively tap into the power of human touch and human connection. Where are your opportunities for connection and compassion during this time?

Please complete the information below no later than November 13, 2020. We will begin announcing award recipients from each state in December.