Professional Consultation Services

Ensuring your staff are delivering the highest level of compassion, competence and exceptional care to persons with Alzheimer's disease requires quality professional training and education. The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute offers professional consultation services that can be customized to address the special needs and concerns of your long-term care facility or health care business. Consultation services can help with the following:

Care for Families

Moving a loved one to an assisted living facility is one of the most difficult and emotional decisions a caregiver faces. The process begins before they move their loved one in and continues to evolve after placement. Having the knowledge, skills and insight to make the transition begin and continue on a positive track is critical. Meeting the educational and emotional needs of the family caregiver can positively affect the quality of life of the resident, the overall stress level of the family, as well as the relationship between the family and staff.

Design for Dementia

Development of assisted living and memory care facilities are in an upswing in communities across the country to meet the explosive demand to provide specialized care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Professional consultation can assist facilities in their understanding of the needs of this population and glean practical information regarding the design for dementia to minimize behaviors, and maximize safety, engagement, and quality of life.

Cultivating Staff Success

Ensuring staff have the knowledge, understanding and skills to effectively interact with and care for a resident with Alzheimer’s, and the ability to also work with the families, is essential for the success of a memory care facility. Consultation can be arranged to identify unique issues and concerns at your facility. We can determine the specific education and training needs for all staff including your administrative professionals, direct care staff and other support staff and volunteers.

Resident Engagement

A comprehensive and engaging activity program is essential to meet the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual, and creative needs of residents in assisted living facilities or a long-term care facility. It is important to provide the accommodations necessary to assure the individual’s needs are met through all stages of the disease. Our experts can evaluate the current level of achievement of your activity program in meeting those goals and provide direction for additional evidence-based activities and accommodations that appeal to residents.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs. For additional information, or to schedule a meeting, please contact the Education Division at (813) 396-9757 or email