Dementia Education Programs for Staff in Long Term Care

Published: 05/04/2022

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

Within the updated Joint Commission (TJC) standards for Long Term Care are requirements specific to staff education on dementia. HR.01.05.03, element of performance 24 is effective July 1, 2022 and requires that staff receive annual education and training on best practices in dementia care.

The training should include the following topics:

  • Symptoms of dementia and its progression
  • Strategies for recognizing the potential symptoms of delirium
  • Behaviors that patients/residents might us

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