All Trust Home Care is proud to have Dan Kuhn, LCSW, in the position of Vice President of Education. Dan has authored two books, The Art of Dementia Care and Alzheimer’s Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends and Caregivers. Dan leads the All Trust Academy, which offers quality education and resources for caregivers, professionals and families.
Who is Dan Kuhn?
For more than 40 years, Dan Kuhn has served as an educator and advocate in the fields of health and aging. His focus has been on dementia care, end-of-life care and family caregiving. Dan previously worked with the Alzheimer’s Association and The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Equally important to his extensive career, Dan authored or co-authored over 50 professional publications including journal articles, book chapters, educational videos, web-based programs and training manuals. In that time, he has given hundreds of presentations to professionals and family caregivers. In addition, he has initiated and led grant projects aimed at improving the care of people with advanced dementia living in the Chicago area. As a result, education, training, consultation and evaluation have been offered throughout the area.
In 2015, Dan received the ¨Lifetime Achievement Award¨ from the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Then, in 2009, he earned the “Mental Health and Aging Award” from the American Society on Aging. Then, in 2014 he received the ¨Advocacy Award¨ from the Illinois Association for Music Therapy. He earned his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is a licensed clinical social worker.
“Dan Kuhn’s reputation throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond is synonymous with quality Memory Care,” said Mike Rohan, President, All Trust Home Care. “He is the professional to whom other professionals turn when in need of answers to dementia-related questions. His expertise will support our organization’s ongoing commitment to providing superior training and education.”
Contribution to All Trust
Dan leads All Trust Academy and offers Advanced Care Expert Training to our Caregivers. Advanced Care Expert training is a 48 Hour Advanced Dementia program. There are twelve sessions which are four hours in length per session. Dan developed this program to offer our Caregivers an opportunity for an elevated level of education and skills in providing dementia care.
Since joining All Trust in 2014, Dan has trained over 12,000 people through his Continuing Education programs. His audience includes, Nurses, Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and family caregivers as well. Please contact Deanine McGill at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about his education series.