Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®
CMS announced, during the SNF/LTC Open Door Forum on October 11, 2018, that the Hand in Hand Training Series for Dementia has been updated and is now available for nursing homes.
The Self-Paced Online training is available online. The Downloadable Materials for Instructor-Led Training are also available.
“This training focuses on caring for residents with dementia and on preventing abuse. CMS, supported by a team of training developers and subject matter experts, created this training to address the need for nurse aides’ in-service training on these important topics.
The mission of the Hand in Hand training is to provide nursing homes with a high-quality training program that emphasizes person-centered care in the care of persons with dementia and the prevention of abuse.”
With each online course, you’ll find a User’s Manual in the upper right corner of the page as well as a link to the Support Center.
There are 5 modules for the Self-Paced Online training:
The Downloadable Materials for the Instructor-Led Training consist of: