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I am currently considering taking the course Activity Director for the Nursing Facility at St Phillips. I am in San Antonio and wish to certify as an activity director for Adult Day Care and specialize in Dementia and Alzheimers activities. I am also a caregiver for my father who has a form of dementia. We have been in all of the Adult Day care programs in South side San Antonio and they are in dire need of a GOOD activity program. We just moved to this area from Austin and the day care program there had a wonderful activity director and it makes all of the difference.

Do you know of any other programs in San Atnonio that I might consider and is this the best way to go?

Happy Holidays,

Cheryl

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:hammer: Hi Cheryl,

The best way to find an Activity Director course near you is to contact your local colleges, they usually have the gereontology courses that you need( Activity Director 1).

I would also recommend taking the Certified Alzheimers Pracitioner course that is offered though :http://nccdp.org/index.htm.

Go to the web site and see when it will be offered in your area.

I have taken the course and it was well worth the money :-) ( it's a bit pricey).

Good luck to you and in taking care of your father, I went through the same thing taking care of my Grandmother and working as an Activity Director and its a LOT of work :-? .

Take care. Gina ;-)

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HI Cheryl,

ST Phillips is the only one that I know of that offers the course and CEU's. Of course, you can do it online, and check with this system's administrator, Pennie. She can help you out with how to do that.

I work for a LTC and SNF facility here in San Antonio so I don't know much about the Adult Day Care's here, sorry about that. I know that Adult Day Care's have a less strenuous (did I spell that right) program. If you want to specialize in that, then definetly find an Adult Day Care to take your internship at. If not, I'd love to have you at my facility - I can always use the help! Or you can just contact me for any key functions in S.A. - I might be able to help.

 

Good luck!

My email is djcast@camalott.com

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