Preferred Health Services, Inc.

4 DATEs Offered: May 22 & 23rd, and June 5 & 6, 2017
Space is limited to 20 registrants per class - register soon while space is available!

LOCATION: Cherokee County Health & Rehab Center - Education Building

877 Cedar Bluff Road,

​Centre, AL 35960          

Seminar Goals and Objectives:

  1. Define and understand the term dementia.

  2. Understand the signs and symptoms of dementia; 7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease

  3. Discuss how dementia affects the senses and perceptions of reality

  4. Understand how to approach those with dementia

  5. Understand how to effectively communicate with those with dementia

  6. Understand the impact of colors and the person with dementia

  7. Understand the sight, hearing and sensory loss common with dementia

  8. Participate in the real-world dementia tour

  9. Discuss how to better care for those with impaired senses with a clearer understanding of common behaviors and difficulties experienced by those with dementia



Understanding Dementia as a Caregiver

Continuing Education Units  Available for:

  • Alabama Board of Nursing Home Administrators (7.0 CEs)
  • Alabama Board of Assisted Living Administrators: 6.5 hrs. Meets Cat II requirement for cognitive impairment/dementia education.
  • Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (7.0 CEs)
  • Alabama Board of Nursing – CCHRC is an approved provider of contact hours by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABNP0148). Licensed nurses must present their cards in order to receive credit hours. (7.0 CEs).
  • NCCAP continuing educational application submitted: pending


​Trudy Lowe, MBA, LNHA, CDP, is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Preferred Health Services, Inc., a long term care management and consulting firm that provides services to corporations and non-profit organizations.  She has twenty years of success in financial and management positions in the business and healthcare industry. ​

Trudy is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Alabama as well as a licensed Assisted Living Administrator. She works regularly with executives and managers from long term care, rehabilitation and assisted living facilities to help create a quality of life for seniors suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke or other life-altering diseases while ensuring appropriate maximum reimbursement.

Registration Information:

The tuition is $90.00 per person. This fee includes registration, handouts, lunch and snacks, and continuing education hours. You will receive confirmation of your registration once payment is received. You are enrolled unless otherwise notified. PHS reserves the right to cancel seminars based on insufficient enrollment. Registrants who need to cancel must provide PHS with written notice no later than one week prior to the seminar date. Cancellations are refundable less a $25.00 administrative charge. Substitutions may be made at any time. Continuing Education credits issued will be cancelled for non-payment of required fees. 

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Phronsie Owens, BS, RN, CADDCT, CDP,  is a registered nurse with over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare field. Ms. Owens is a graduate of Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL with a BS in Law Enforcement and Corrections. In 1992 Ms. Owens was an honor graduate of Gadsden State Community College’s Nursing program.

In 2015, she went on to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. As a certified trainer, she is seeking to reach area professionals and caretakers who are interested in learning to care for the more than 5 million Americans diagnosed with some type of dementia.

Currently, Phronsie Owens is employed with Piedmont Health Care Center as their Outreach Coordinator and RN Supervisor. She lives in Rainbow City and has two sons and two grandchildren whom she dotes on in her spare time.