Music & Memory Tablet Engagement and Voice-first Speaker Training: Informational Webinar

Learn How Your Care Organization Can Enhance Person-Centered Care with personal technologies

The following webinar was recorded in June 6th, regarding a new training series, based on a pilot tablet engagement program with dozens of Music & Memory℠ Certified Care Organizations. The series provides in-depth training for caregivers to utilize tablets and voice-first speakers for individual and group engagement sessions.



Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

The time commitment is roughly one hour of resident engagement per week for staff.  In addition, there are four one hour courses, and three one hour webinars over the ten-week program. Courses are on-demand and webinars are recorded, allowing flexible scheduling for staff.

 

HOW MANY RESIDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?

During start-up training, we recommend recruiting 4 to 10 residents for individual engagement sessions. We will also cover group activities during start-up training. For group engagements, facilitators have the option of connecting the tablet a TV to accommodate larger groups.

 

DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE A TABLET TO PARTICIPATE OR CAN I USE TABLETS THAT WE ALREADY OWN?

To ensure that communities can access the recommended apps, complete the course activities and submit feedback, we require all communities to purchase at least one Music & Memory managed tablet for the course.

Since the course content focuses on free and widely available apps, communities will also be able to implement suggested engagement strategies using previously purchased or donated devices.

 

HOW MUCH WILL THE Grant match TRAINING COST? 

Grant funding covers startup training and cost of 6th Generation iPad, Protective Case, TV Adapter, iTunes Gift Cards, and Google Home Mini Speaker (a $2,000 value). Nursing homes will be asked to contribute $600 to participate which covers the cost of ongoing new content and support for year one. In year two, the subscription fee of $50 per month will be invoiced.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE EQUIPMENT?

  • Pre-configured, 6th Generation iPad with 32 GB Storage
  • Protective Shell Case
  • HDMI TV Adapter
  • $25 iTunes Gift Card
  • Google Home Mini Speaker

 

HOW LONG WILL THE Grant Match PRICING BE AVAILABLE?

To be eligible for Grant Match pricing, you must register and pay in full by Wednesday June 20, 2018. There are 15 spots available on a first come, first served basis. 

To be eligible:

  • You must be up to date on M&M certification - To be sure you can check in the Care Community under the My Account section.
  • The second year on the anniversary of  the tablet training will begin the $50 per month subscription fee which includes courses, webinars, new content and of course tech support.
  • Communities agree to participate in evaluation of the grant project

Still have questions?

Contact us at DDodds@MusicandMemory.org or visit the Tablet Engagement Training webpage.