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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: This program is approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. For additional information, contact NAB at 1120 20th St., NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 712-9040, or www.nabweb.org.

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.

NAB CEU Packages

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  1. 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
  2. Oxygen 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 covers the use of oxygen in the assisted living setting. When caring for a resident that uses oxygen therapy, there are several factors to be aware of; from function of the devices to the psychological reactions of the individual. We will take a look at the organs and functions of the respiratory system, as well as the administrative devices that you may encounter. It is helpful to be familiar with some of the reasons residents use oxygen therapy, and we will discuss some of the most common complications that lead to oxygen use. We will go over safety precautions and care tips that will be useful when caring for a resident that uses oxygen therapy. Oxygen use is a common occurrence when caring for elderly individuals, and it is good to be familiar with the functions, devices and safety that are associated with oxygen use.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Use of Oxygen in the Assisted Living Setting
    • Different Devices Use in Oxygen Therapy
    $19.99
  3. Gait Belt

    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).

    Assisting residents with transferring and ambulation is a common part of providing care in many care settings. A gait belt can be used to help ensure the safety of both the resident and the caregiver when providing this assistance. During this course we review what a gait belt is, when to use one, tips for using them effectively, and important safety considerations.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Purpose of Utilizing a Gait Belt in the Transfer of Residents
    • Important Safety Considerations
    $19.99
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Antibiotic Therapy

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

    Antibiotics can be a natural or synthetic substance that destroys microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Their use is extensive not only in the United States but throughout the world. The more knowledge the care team has of antibiotic therapy the more effective the therapy can be for the resident.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Importance of Having a Basic Understanding of Antibiotics
    • Common Diseases Treated by Antibiotics
    $19.99
  8. Dementia Care: Effect of Medication on Persons with 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).

    Residents with dementia can be particularly sensitive to medications and at risk for inappropriate use.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Side Effects of Commonly Used Psychotropic Medications
    • Understand the Role of Medication in Memory Care
    $19.99
  9. Managing Behavioral Challenges

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

    In your experience as a caregiver you will encounter challenging behaviors and will need to learn techniques to help managing these behaviors.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Manage Disruptive Behaviors
    • How to Obtain a Behavioral History and Social Assessment
    $19.99
  10. Caring for Residents With 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).

    In this course you will learn about conditions that may co-exist with dementia, physical care considerations for persons with dementia, the importance of a thorough pre-appraisal of the resident, and factors that can lead to problems with ensuring good nutrition for our residents.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Conditions That May Co-Exist With Dementia
    • Physical Care Considerations for Persons With Dementia
    $19.99
  11. Ethics and the Care of Persons Living with Dementia

    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 ethical principles related to caring for persons living with dementia. Information about the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, justice, and non-maleficence is presented. The course engages the learner in distinguishing how to apply these principles in the care setting.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Making Ethical Decision in Difficult Situations
    • How Ethics Is Involved in Dementia Care
    $19.99
  12. 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
  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. 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
  15. 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
  16. Reminiscing with Your Residents

    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.

    Engaging persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia can be challenging, and even intimidating at times. As the progressive nature of the disease robs the individual of the ability to form and retain recent memories, he or she can become increasingly reliant on the past as a source of comfort and reassurance. For this and other reasons, reminiscence can be a powerful day-to-day care technique as well as an effective part of a structured activity program. In this course we will review the benefits of reminiscence and important tips to successfully incorporating it into your care strategy.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Benefits of Reminiscence
    • The Significance of Using Reminiscing Techniques
    $19.99
  17. Being An Effective Leader

    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.

    Organizational management and leadership is an important key concept for residential care and assisted living administrators. In this course we will address topics pertaining to how to successfully be an effective leader in assisted living and residential care.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Identify How to Be an Effective Leader
    • Team Building Strategies to Provide High Quality Care
    $19.99
  18. Introduction to Financial Management

    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 introductory information related to financial management. Common terminology and generally accepted accounting principles are presented. This course engages the learner in budgeting and financial performance content. This course engages the learner in ways to monitor financial performance to maintain the highest quality of care for each of the residents and staff in his or her Community.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Properly Monitor Financial Performance
    • Successful Financial Manager as an Assisted Living and Residential Care Administrator
    $29.99
  19. Hypertension

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

    Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common condition that will catch up with most people who live into older age. Blood pressure is the force of blood pressing against the walls of the arteries. When it’s too high, it raises the heart’s workload and can cause serious damage to the arteries. Over time, uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke and Kidney Disease
    $19.99
  20. Medications for Heart Disease

    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.

    As our residents age, they are at increased risk for heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. While addressing risk factors is an important part of preventing heart disease, medications play a key role in ongoing management. In this course we will discuss common medications used in the treatment of a variety of cardiovascular diseases, including how the medications work, reasons for use, and side effects to watch out for.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Common Heart Diseases and What Signs to Look for in Our Residents
    • Common Medications Used to Help Treat Heart Disease
    $29.99
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