Dr. Susan Wehry is returning to Texas to present Texas OASIS Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Training Academy. A total of 10 conferences will be offered across the state, beginning in December and continuing through June. Texas OASIS focuses on dementia basics, including alternatives to antipsychotic medications for dementia-related behavior and the importance of providing person-centered care.
The training will be available to staff from a variety of community based programs, including Assisted Living Facilities (ALF), Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS), Programs for the All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and others who provide care in the home, such as home health workers, and family caregivers.
During each free, two-day conference, participants will receive in-depth information on dementia care, the Texas OASIS HCBS Training Academy manual, a flash drive with the training materials, and the DVD "Bathing Without a Battle." After completing the Texas OASIS HCBS training, participants will be better prepared to care for people with dementia, using the information gained through this training to meet their unique needs, allowing them to remain in the community. In addition, participants will be able to teach the curriculum to their own staff.
Dates and locations for the training will be announced soon, and registration will open in October. For more information and updates, visit the QMP website.
Questions can be emailed to QMP@hhsc.state.tx.us.