Iredell Health System will host
Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, a nationally renowned Alzheimer’s and dementia
care expert on August 6 and 7. Registration is now closed.
Snow is known for engaging her audiences in real-life scenarios and giving
hands-on do’s and don’ts for caring for patients with dementia.
“We are very fortunate to have Teepa Snow to educate our staff,”
said Ed Rush, CEO of Iredell Health System. “It is our goal to give
employees the knowledge and training to continually improve the overall
experience our elderly patients have here at Iredell.” According
to the National Institutes of Health, one in seven people over 70 will
have some form of dementia. This growth will demand that better processes
are put in place to produce a calming, helpful environment for these patients.
Teepa Snow’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience,
available medical research and first hand caregiving interactions. She
is a graduate of Duke University and received her MS degree from the University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Snow has over 30 years of experience as a registered occupational therapist.
She currently has clinical appointments with Duke University’s School
of Nursing and UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. Previously,
she served as director of Education and lead trainer for the Eastern NC
Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She has served on a wide
variety of leadership and advisory positions in professional organizations
at both state and national levels, including the Alzheimer’s Association,
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, AOTA and NBCOT. She is currently
working with the CMS INTERACT program and is an active member of the US
Dementia Action Alliance.
This education is primarily for Iredell Health System employees and their
community clinical partners who provide care to, or interact with, dementia
patients. There will be four different education sessions held at the
Statesville Civic Center located at 300 South Center Street. Sessions
include: The ABC’s of Dementia and Caring – The Essentials
for Good Care; Improving your Hands-on Skills for Giving Care; Coping
with Challenging Behaviors; and Hospitalizations: Challenging Times! How
to Make a Difference.
All sessions are now closed to reservations.