This course is AIA approved for one Health, Safety, and Welfare Learning Unit (LU/HSW).
Kim Warchol is an Occupational Therapist specializing in dementia management and she is founder and President of Dementia Care Specialists, a CPI specialized offering. Kim has educated thousands of therapists and other healthcare professionals on an abilities-based, person-centered approach to dementia evaluation, treatment and programming. Acting as a consultant Kim has set-up many memory care living environments and care programs using this innovative model. Kim was instrumental in the advocacy effort which led to the 2001 CMS Memorandum prohibiting the denial of therapy services based solely on the diagnosis of dementia. She has authored several dementia care articles, and she lectures nationally on various topics related to dementia care and dementia supportive design. Kim is passionate about creating a dementia capable society.
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