End of Life
This course discusses the strategies and techniques of care for a resident that is near the end of his/her life. The needs of a person who is transitioning to an end of life stage are different than a resident who is not. As a caregiver, it is important to recognize and respond to the physical and psychological changes that may take place in the resident during this phase of life. The care, many times, can extend beyond the resident and may include immediate family members, close relatives, and lifelong friends. It is important to address the resident and their friends and family with as much compassion and understanding during this difficult period in all of their lives. It is important to address your own needs as well, since dealing with the loss of a resident that you have known for several months or years can be difficult emotionally and hard to deal with. With proper training and understanding about this stage of life, you can provide a high quality of care for that person in his/her final days. You can also maintain a positive atmosphere and encouragement for those who are closest to the resident.
- NAB Accredited - The long term care administration program at Care and Compliance Group is accredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. For additional information, contact NAB at 1444 I St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210, (202)712-9040, or www.nabweb.org.
- Approved by the California Department of Social Services for RCFE Administrators, vendor # 2000174-740-2
- Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 9534, for the contact hours shown above.
- Provider approved by the Department of Health Services, Aid & Technician Certification Section Nurse Aide Certification #7019, for the hours listed.
- California Board of Behavioral Sciences (LCSW/MFCC) Provider # PCE1479.