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Online Continuing Education

With our self-paced online courses you and your staff can complete courses according to your schedule; 24/7/365! With topics that cover resident care, dementia care, infection control, medication management, employee safety, and more, your orientation and ongoing inservices will be more convenient than ever before.

Adult Residential Facility (ARF) Continuing Education
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Online Continued Education
Group Home Administrator Online Continued Education

Course Approvals to Ensure Compliance

Our courses are approved by state and national agencies and accrediting bodies to ensure the quality of the content and to provide learners with continuing education credit/units that can be applied to renewing state certifications and licenses.

Administrators/Managers: See course details for a list of current approvals.

RN, LPN, LVN, CNA: Our online continuing education courses are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). BRN continuing education credits are accepted by most state nursing boards. Verify with your state agency or call us at(800) 321-1727 for assistance.

Direct Care Staff: Our courses are written and developed by experienced licensed medical and senior living professionals. Attendees are asked to not take more than ten (10) hours of online course work within a 24-hour period. It is advised that attendees take 5 hours of online course work each day to ensure that recertification knowledge is maximized in your given professions.

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  1. PRN Medications

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course is designed to equip the Med Aide in accurate PRN medication basics. We will address various PRN medications used in assisted living communities, key points when handling PRN medications, and proper dosage calculations.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • PRN Medications Used in Assisted Living Communities
    • Key Points When Handling PRN Medications
    $19.99
  2. Understanding Stroke

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    Stroke, a common condition, affects approximately 700,000 people in the United States. Approximately two-third of strokes occur in people over the age of 65. It is important to be able to identify the risk factors and signs and symptoms of stroke to give the resident diagnosed with a stroke a chance at a better prognosis. Understanding the effects that a stroke can have on a resident can help the care team develop reasonable rehabilitation goals. This course will discuss the risk factors and signs and symptoms associated with stroke; as well as the care of the resident following a stroke.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Effects That a Stroke Can Have on a Resident
    • Identify the Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
    $19.99
  3. Alternatives to Restraints in Elder Care

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with alternatives to restraints in the elder care environment. Participants will recognize harms associated with the use of restraints, and alternatives that support person-centered care will be presented. This course engages the learner in identifying the proper use of supportive devices with restraining qualities.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Restraints in Elder Care
    • Course Type: Narrated Powerpoint
    $19.99
  4. Managing Challenging Family Situations

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course addresses preventing challenging situations while working through scenarios.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Ways to Assist an Upset Family Member
    • The Five Stages of Grief and Loss,
    $19.99
  5. Enhancing the Resident Care Environment

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course will address ways to provide a safe and healthy environment for our residents and everyone in our care Community.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Maintain an Appropriate Environment
    • Strategies to Providing a Safe and Healthy Environment in the Assisted Living Community
    $19.99
  6. Pain Management in Assisted Living

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    There are many definitions of pain. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage…” A more common explanation of pain among care providers is “Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is, wherever the experiencing person says it is.” Pain management is an important topic to understand when working with a resident of any age.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Factors That Affect Pain
    • Common Symptoms Associated With Pain
    $19.99
  7. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia's

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course is designed for the participant to learn in greater detail about each of the diseases that can cause dementia. Specifically, we will discuss the following diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia (also known as Pick’s disease, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), and Huntington’s disease. AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC).

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Leading Cause of Dementia in Older Adults
    • Diseases That Cause Dementia
    $19.99
  8. Caring for Bedridden Residents Online

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    In this course we will analyze and discuss the important task of caring for bedridden residents. We will look at the definition of bedridden, the reasons and causes for a person to become bedridden, and important care issues to implement when caring for a bedridden resident. Numerous complications may result from a resident who is bedridden. We will address several of those, as well as prevention and treatment. This course will also highlight several care techniques that can be utilized to help improve the bedridden residents’ quality of life and overall experience in your Community.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Help Improve the Bedridden Residents' Quality of Life
    • Prevention and Treatment
    $19.99
  9. End of Life Care and Treatments

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with end-of-life topics. This course engages the learner in understanding experiences that can positively or negatively influence a resident’s end-of-life experience. Perceptions, personal preparation, values and beliefs, and ways caregiver prejudice and influence can alter a resident’s end-of-life experience are discussed. The importance of culture, relationships, and caring for the bereaved is explored.

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    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the definition of the End of Life
    • Recognize several symptoms of the dying process
    $19.99
  10. Advanced Directives: DNR and POLST

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course is designed to teach you about Do Not Resuscitate Orders and other advance directives such as the POLST. In this course we will address several different types of advance directives, including: medical power of attorney, living will, DNR, and POLST.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Types of Advance Directives
    • Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
    $19.99
  11. Assisting Residents with Transportation Online

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    There will be times in your Community when a resident needs to be transported to and from an appointment or event. There may also be off-site activities that the residents have an opportunity to enjoy. In each case, there are safety and procedure standards to follow in order to have a safe and enjoyable trip. This course will cover proper vehicle preparation and helpful tips to prepare the residents physically and mentally for his/her “day out”. There will also be helpful safety techniques to insure proper pick-up and drop-off of the residents, once again, with an emphasis on safety.

    Course Number:
    • Streaming Video
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Successfully Prepare a Resident to Go on an Outing
    • Safety Techniques to Insure Proper Pick-Up and Drop-Off
    $19.99
  12. Ostomy Care

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    This course will begin with a brief overview of the digestive system, the functions it performs, and how an Ostomy assists the resident with these functions.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Types of Ostomy Procedures
    • Assist Your Resident With the Care and Maintenance of His/Her Ostomy
    $19.99
  13. Dementia Care: Wandering Online

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    In this course we will address how wandering is not necessarily a negative behavior. We will discuss providing meaningful activities that can help discourage excessive wandering, how wandering can easily lead to elopement, and actions to prevent elopement.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Wandering and Elopement in Persons With Dementia
    • Monitoring for Different Types of Wandering
    $19.99
  14. Introduction to Dementia

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course begins with an in-depth definition of dementia symptoms, specific types of dementia, and possible causes.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Fundamental Precepts of Good Dementia Care
    • The Outlook of a Caring Professional
    $19.99
  15. Understanding Medication Forms, Names, and Routes of Administration

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course will address the role of medications in providing care, medications and the aging body, keeping medications safe, and resources for obtaining information about medications.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Role Med Aides Play in Keeping Medications Safe
    • Valuable Resources Used in Medication Management
    $19.99
  16. Introduction to Medication Management

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course will discuss allowable duties and the difference between assisting and administering medications.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Community Specific Responsibilities
    • Med Aide Roles and Responsibilities
    $19.99
  17. Assistance with Medication Administration Online

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    In this course we will address the six rights in medication management, as well as, medication basics, and medication assistance procedures.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Six Rights in Medication Management
    • The Basics of Medication Assistance Procedures
    $19.99
  18. Medication Orders and Working with Pharmacy

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course will address the medication management process as well as steps in the process. The course will address medication orders, over the counter medications (OTC), types of orders, precautions when working with medications orders, and controlled medications. In this course we will discuss the importance of communication and how to work successfully with the pharmacy.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Medication Management Process
    • The Process of Working With the Pharmacy
    $19.99
  19. Polypharmacy, Adverse Drug Reactions, and Drug Calculations

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize learners with the effects and implications of polypharmacy in the senior population. A review of frequently used PRN medications and calculation methods are presented. This course engages the learner in content related to signs and symptoms of medication side effects and presents the difference between an adverse drug reaction and a side effect. A systematic process for medication order review and verification is presented, and how to interact effectively with the pharmacy is outlined.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Common Reasons for Medication Errors
    • Common Adverse Reactions a Resident May Experience
    $19.99
  20. California Regulations - Community Care Licensing Interpretations

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course will address Community Care Licensing guidelines for medication management. This course contains a 16 minute video that is intended to familiarize all staff with basic medication regulations in California. Completing this section does not qualify the person to provide assistance with self-administration or to otherwise handle medications.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Community Care Licensing Guidelines for Medication Management
    • State Policy and Procedures for Medication Management
    $19.99
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