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Relias Academy to Offer New Caregiving and Dementia Training Courses as Part of Caregiving 101 Initiative

Courses and programs designed for healthcare professionals, front line staff and families to ensure continuity of care and approach while improving quality of life and reducing costs of care for households, organizations and governments.

CARY, NC, April 30, 2018 – Relias, a trusted partner that provides analytics, assessments and learning solutions, today announced the upcoming release of several new programs for healthcare providers and family members dealing with dementia patients and others requiring long term care assistance. The first program, which launches May 1, 2018 is the Caregiving 101 – Home & Personal Care Program and will be available via the company’s Relias Academy online portal.

This five-hour program focuses on several aspects critical to training caregivers, including: physiological changes, verbal and non-verbal communication, activities of daily living and suitable activities for those with dementia. The Caregiving 101 - Home and Personal Care Program will be followed in June 2018 by a Family Caregiver Education Series which has been requested by many of the health care providers currently served by Relias.

The Family Caregiver Education series is designed to complement the training received by long term care professionals. Together, these programs provide a foundation for continuity of care while helping to reduce the cost of care through education and prevention.    

In addition to those programs, Relias Academy will launch a Dementia Care with Montessori Approach training program for professionals across the health care spectrum in May 2018.

“We’re excited to be able to provide these programs, which offer the latest in training for those that care for dementia patients,” said Mark Belles, COO of Relias. “We’re pleased to provide these solutions which speak directly to the needs of many of our clients. Providing innovative educational approaches as stand-alone programs or as added benefits to existing client accounts is what we do. Offering family caregivers educational programs that our long-term care and home care clients receive will help ensure better outcomes through continuity.”

“These programs were designed to address many of the issues facing family caregivers, long term care professionals and hospital systems in one easy to access education package,” said Scott Silknitter of Caregiving 101. “Working together, Relias Academy and Caregiving 101 can quickly reach millions of family caregivers served by thousands of hospital systems, long-term care organizations and Home Care Agencies so families can use the same techniques and approaches that professionals do.

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About Caregiving 101

Born of personal need, Caregiving 101 has worked to improve quality of life for individuals and their care providers since 2010.  We provide building block education and tools which allow for continuity of care.   All care providers can and should be on the same page during an individual’s journey through the aging process and multiple care settings.  We reach and teach care providers through various means including our Caregiving Minute television programs, multiple Family Caregiver “How To” books offered through various retailers, the membership website and online, accredited courses for health care professionals and families.  For more information, please visit