Training

At Lighthouse Personal Care Homes in Dalton, Georgia, our senior caregivers strive to meet the care needs of all of our residents, as well as offering family support. Not only do we provide professional training for our staff but we also require continuing education specific to memory care throughout the year. We also strive to keep up with innovations in care support.

Some examples of our continuous training include a 2016 staff training class with Dr. Peter Rabins, author of The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss. Dr. Rabins is also the Richman Family Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

All of our senior caregivers in Dalton are trained following Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care methods. In 2015, our staff attended training with Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators on dementia care. Currently, all Lighthouse Personal Care Homes are working toward recognition as Positive Approach to Care Participating Organizations.

In 2019 our administrator Dana Robinson, RN, completed certification as a Positive Approach to Care Certified Trainer. Not only does she regularly provide hands-on training to all staff, she holds workshops for professionals and community support. Check the Events page for upcoming community events.

Finally, Lighthouse Personal Care Home communities require all Dalton assisted living support staff to experience annual Virtual Dementia Tours as part of care partner training. We believe in rising above the gold standard for care and compassion.