Stiftelsen Silviahemmet (The Silviahemmet Foundation) offers training certification for entire care wards, departments or facilities. This means that all personnel within the ward, department or facility – from care professionals to maintenance; cooks to drivers; volunteers to supervisors – are given dementia care training stemming from the Silviahemmet care methodology.
The objective behind this dissemination of knowledge is to ensure all team members are dedicated to delivering the highest possible quality of life experience for guests with a cognitive impairment diagnosis, no matter how far the progression of the disease, as well as their family members.
The Silviahemmet methodology was developed by Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, a Swedish center of excellence in dementia care and dementia care training founded by HM Queen Silvia of Sweden in 1996. The methodology is person-centered and based on the palliative approach, to promote life and diminish suffer- ing from early symptoms of dementia until the end of life.
- Target group: Nursing homes, home care organisations, dementia care units or other organisations working in dementia care.
- Format: 3 parts of face-to-face training, including a special training for managers.
- Location: In-house.
- Duration: 8 days in total for up to 20 participants (length of training depends on unit size).
- Language: English/Swedish (with a possibility of using an interpreter for other languages).
- Ulrich Zerhusen, CEO & Owner,
St. Anna-Stift, Germany
"Train the Trainer differs, in that, it gives us as an organization the flexibility to train our employees when and where it is the most productive for us. We have noticed an increase in awareness and knowledge in our staff. With the tools that the program provides, they are better equipped to provide quality care that is patient centric."
Photo: Yanan Lin