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Caring Resources, dementia care consultant, principal business owner providing cost-effective approaches to dementia care, identifying additional resources, recommending environmental accommodations …

Caring Resources, dementia care consultant, principal business owner providing cost-effective approaches to dementia care, identifying additional resources, recommending environmental accommodations and training caregivers and family members to provide specialized dementia care.

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  • 1. Claire Henry, M.Ed..CDPPrincipal-Caring Resources/Solutions in Dementia Carecaringresources@yahoo.comSummaryAccomplished healthcare educator with demonstrated ability to teach, motivate and direct caregiversand students, while maintaining high interest and achievement. Articulate communicator whoeffectively interacts with diverse populations of healthcare professionals at a variety of academiclevels. The ability to maintain excellent relations with students, caregivers, department chairs, facultyand administrators. Motivated with strong planning, organizational and leadership skills.Masters level clinician and Certified Dementia Practitioner has been working with elders for overtwenty years. Well-known in the elder care community for advocacy on behalf of clients with dementiaand for providing specialized services to dementia clients and their families. Additionally she hasworked with organizations and facilities that serve this population by designing programs anddeveloping specialized training programs. In addition to:~Designed and implemented customized teaching programs to support the emotional, physically, andlearning disabled student, providing success-oriented learning within the main stream classroomenvironment.~Lectured and consulted to long term care organizations, professional health care agencies and thegeneral community.~Educated caregivers in Patient-Centered Alzheimers Care Series within health care agencies, longterm care facilities and the general community.SpecialtiesAlzheimer Staff TrainingCare Coordination for the Dementia Client.Behavior ManagementStart-up Dementia Specialty UnitExperienceDementia & Elder Care Coach-Principal at Caring Resources-Homestead AdvantageProgramAugust 2010 - Present (10 months) The Homestead Advantage Program provides a cost effective approach to dementia care by identying additional resources, recommending environmental accommodations and training Page1
  • 2. caregivers and family members to provide specialized dementia care. This program is geared toward "early stage" dementia clients. Under this option, Caring Resources provides comprehensive, indiviualized care plan for clients to remain in their homes. Homestead Advantage includes the following ~Initial consultation by Certified Dementia Practitioner. ~Comprehensive needs assessment. ~Creation of safe and stimulating environments. ~Full access to our resource team of clinicians and geriatric healthcare professionals. ~Referral to outside agencies and home care networks.Trainer and Educator at Caring ResourcesApril 2010 - Present (1 year 2 months) Encourages participants to develop creative techniques in dementia care concepts as well as innovative strategies fo incorporating best care practices for the dementia client. Our training is divided into two tracks. Upon completion of training course, students will be provided a Certificate of Completion and meet Student Participation Agreement.Principal at Caring ResourcesJuly 2003 - Present (7 years 11 months) Caring Resources, (2003-present), Dementia care consultant, principal business owner providing cost-effective approaches to dementia care by identifying additional resources, recommending environmental accommodations and training caregivers and family members to provide specialized dementia care.Alzheimer Program Director at Newton Health Care CenterOctober 2007 - April 2010 (2 years 7 months)Alzheimer Program Director at Newton Health Care CenterOctober 2006 - April 2010 (3 years 7 months) Responsibilities include the development, coordination and implementation of programs and services for residents with cognitive impairment. Other responsibilities include interviews and cognitive assessments for cognitively impaired residents and families prior to admission, coordination of the pre-admission, screening and discharge process. In addition to becoming community and marketing expert for the Alzheimer Care Community, providing community education and the ability to market the units services to physicians, hospital discharge planners and community agencies.Adjunct Faculty at Quincy CollegeSeptember 2004 - December 2006 (2 years 4 months) Instructor, Human Growth & Development with a particular emphasis on Developmental Psychology, adulthood and aging, and Health Promotion. Designed and implemented curriculum, syllabi, and class structure to meet individual performance. Page2
  • 3. Alzheimer Program Director at Briarwood Care and Rehabilitation CenterMay 1995 - October 2006 (11 years 6 months) Started up Alzheimer Special Care Unit educating Staff, census building, family support and marketing. Left in 2002 to teach and start-up dementia care consulting; recruited back to facility in July 2005 for census and marketing special care unit.PublicationsArt as an Evaluation ProcessMasters project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Master of Education Degree,Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA.Authors: Claire Henry, M.Ed..CDP The use of Art Therapy method in the evaluation of children. Testing and evaluating procedures are discussed that analze, diagnose pathology in children.CertificationsCertified Dementia TrainerAlzheimer Association,Massachusetts/New Hampshire ChapterCertified Dementia PractitionerNational Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner 2006EducationFramingham State CollegeCounseling Psychology, 2000 - 2003Cambridge CollegeM.Ed, Counseling Psychology, 1987 - 1988Activities and Societies: 1999-2002 vice-president Needham Art AssociationGeorgian Court CollegeBA, art therapy, 1980 - 1983Cambridge CollegeMasters, EducationCounseling PsychologyFramingham State CollegeCounseling PsychologyGeorgian Court University Page3
  • 4. Bachelors of Arts, Art Therapy & PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts BostonGerontology InstituteInterestsEldercare, Alzheimer Coaching, Dementia Education,Behavior Management, Family Support Page4
  • 5. Claire Henry, M.Ed..CDPPrincipal-Caring Resources/Solutions in Dementia Carecaringresources@yahoo.comContact Claire on LinkedIn Page 5

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