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Professional Training

As part of the Jefferson College for Health Professions, Jefferson Elder Care offers certifications for occupational therapists seeking to provide better services for older adults.


Skills2Care® is our home-based certification training program for occupational therapists.  This program is designed to improve the skills of caregivers who help manage seniors exhibiting dementia symptoms or behavior. Training includes modalities for helping slow a senior’s decline in daily functioning, and skills for reducing challenging behaviors that can trigger nursing home placement.

Learn more about becoming a certified Skills2Care® provider, and register for individual (PDF) or group (PDF) Skills2Care™ training.

2015 Training Dates

  • August 6 and 7
  • November 12 and 13

Customized Training

Jefferson Elder Care offers customized training for agencies and caregivers seeking to enhance their care giving capabilities for seniors who have dementia.

Customized training:

  • Includes a thorough needs assessment
  • Relies on Best Practice in Dementia Care training modules
  • Develops sustainable strategies for continuing care

Advanced Practice Certificate in
Neurocognitive Disorders

This certificate offers practitioners advanced knowledge about cutting-edge developments in research and practices. Courses are taught by experts in the field including neurologists and psychiatrists who lecture about diagnostic approaches and medical interventions.