Course Overview

Based on Silviahemmet care methodology

Today, up to 80% of residents of nursing homes and receivers of home care have some form of dementia or cognitive impairment. Caregivers providing care in elderly care institutions or at a person’s home are facing great challenges providing quality care on a daily basis. Meanwhile, organizations providing care often struggle to maintain their team members while ensuring a high level of care and keeping costs in check.
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This course enables organisations to equip team members with knowledge in person-centered care and practical tips to address daily challenges. The course is adapted to the international market but is based on recognized Swedish Silviahemmet dementia care methodology. It brings together the knowledge and practice of more than 20 years of Swedish experience. Through consistent research and delivery in dementia and care practices, Sweden has carved a best-in-class reputation for high-quality dementia care that is ready to be shared.

The course will help care organizations address these challenges and other questions:

  •  How can I communicate with my client and the family members?
  •  What behavioural changes should I be aware of in my client?
  •  How do I make mealtimes more joyful? How do I encourage independent eating during mealtimes for as long as possible? 
  •  How can I ensure my client walks around safely? 
  •  How can I ensure my client goes to the toilet independently? 
  •  How do I provide person-centered palliative dementia care??
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Throughout the process, learners will be exposed to a large number of real-life cases and gain a deeper understanding and empathy for the experience of the person living with dementia.

Key Information

  • Language: English
  • Format: Self-paced e-learning for a chosen number of users
  • Target group: Professional caregivers providing care in institutions, Home care providers
  • Duration: Approx. 30 hours (9 online modules including 30+ lessons), a one-year access
  • Education Provide: Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, powered internationally by Swedish Care International
  • Price: Depends on a number of users, please contact us to get a tailored offer! 

Benefits and Features for organisations

Diploma for organisation


Get Stiftelsen Silviahemmet Diploma for your organisation – show your clients and partners that your team is qualified and trained in Swedish dementia care.

Effective instructional methods


Enable effective learning through methods such as learning activities with self-paced study, and engagement through simulation and games.

Affordable and scalable


Reach all learners anytime, anywhere in a cost-effective way. Reach a wider target audience by engaging learners who have difficulty attending conventional classroom training (e.g. geographically dispersed).

Standardized assessment and knowledge follow up


Ensure the same level of training and evaluation. There is no dependence on a specific instructor, and everyone can access the content through the same platform and standardized tests.

Modern and highly engaging


Make use of cutting-edge trends – microlearning, gamification, adaptive learning, and interactive videos. Program is combined of short interactive lessons filled with practical cases and tips.

Transparent tracking and reporting


Follow and control your team members’ learning journey through our learning management system, see their progress and results in generated reports.

Method

In order to ensure the best quality in our courses, we utilized best practices in instructional design and adult learning theory. Several stakeholders were included in the design and development phases of e-learning such as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), designers and testers. 

The SMEs were qualified dementia care nurses and experts within the Silviahemmet methodology and have been awarded the certification by Sophiahemmet University, Stiftelsen Silviahemmet and HM Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Throughout the whole project they were providing experience, expertise and guidance in dementia care methodologies and practices based on Silviahemmet’s care philosophy. We collaborated with in-house designers to develop an attractive user interface and produce our e-learning personas through whom the learners can empathize and learn more about dementia and how it affects the person and everyone else involved in the care. Testers from different socioeconomic and geographical backgrounds provided us with valuable feedback regarding the learner’s experience. 

Education Provider

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Stiftelsen Silviahemmet

Stiftelsen Silviahemmet – a Swedish centre of excellence in dementia care and education, founded by HM Queen Silvia of Sweden in 1996.
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Swedish Care International

The e-learning is powered internationally by Swedish Care International – an international dementia education company that brings Swedish knowledge and best practices to the world.

Testimonials

Anderson Simfukwe

Executive Director Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias In Zambia


 
“Silviahemmet eLearning program is a huge milestone in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias In Zambia. As an organization, we hugely benefit from the course as we now comprehend dementia and this will help us disseminate accurate and correct information and knowledge on dementia across the country.
The difference between this e-learning program and my previous training on dementia is that information in the programme is structured in a very easy and simple to understand English, coupled with animation that contextualizes the course content into reality and full comprehension of the course content.
Solid Swedish Silviahemmet dementia careknowledge is so vital that it enhances the engagement levels with high-level government officials as each board member is able to effectively articulate issues surrounding dementia with fewer difficulties. Huge accolades to SCI for this development.”

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