MCAAustin has partnered with Austin Independent School District to provide interested students with training and a certification in Dementia Care.
MCAAustin will provide in-person classes for students to obtain a dementia care certification. Reviewed and recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association, this competency-based training curriculum is for direct care workers who provide care to older adults living with dementia. From the fundamentals of dementia to best practices for supporting older adults living with dementia with activities of daily living, this certification offers a complete educational solution to equip care workers with the skills needed to provide optimal care to older adults living with dementia.
What do Students get?
Our students will benefit from additional training and experience to build their resume, that won’t delay their overall certification. They will be more marketable to colleges and employers. We will also provide young professionals as mentors to assist our students with their transition from high school to the working world.
What is expected of our Students?
MCAAustin students are currently recruited from 3 high schools in the Austin Independent School District , and therefore must have additional drive and determination to further their career in caregiving. We expect our students to attend the in-person coursework sessions (or on-line coursework is available, with approval).