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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. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Common 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 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and treatments commonly used. The anatomy and function of normal lungs and changes that occur because of lung disease are presented. Information is provided on the disease process, causes, and symptoms of COPD. This course engages learners in content about the normal lung functions and disease diagnostics, medications used for treatment, and lifestyle changes that occur with chronic lung disease.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand what COPD is, including symptoms and causes
    • Understand how COPD Affects the Lungs
    $19.99
  2. Reducing Readmissions and Unnecessary Hospitalizations

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

    Readmissions are on the rise in Assisted Living. This course will discuss readmissions, unnecessary hospitalizations and the effects of both. Statistics will be presented and also reasons for the recent trend in readmission and hospitalizations. Several strategies to reduce readmissions will also be presented so that each learner will understand his/her role in regards to prevention and reduction.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Importance of Reducing Readmission
    • Why Reducing Readmission Is Important in the Assisted Living Setting
    $19.99
  3. Diabetes Care and Management in the Older Adult

    The purpose of this is to familiarize the learner with essential information about diabetes. Information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the role of physical activity in managing diabetes, and healthy eating choices is presented. The course engages the learner in the role of insulin and oral medications in managing diabetes, comparing hypo- and hyperglycemia, and exploring the potential complications of diabetes.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How a Healthy Body Uses Glucose for Energy With Insulin
    • How a Person With Diabetes Is Affected by Insulin Imbalances
    $19.99
  4. Swallowing Disorders - Dysphagia

    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 swallowing disorder dysphagia. A review of the mechanics and stages of swallowing are presented. This course engages the learner in content related to signs and symptoms of aspiration, with a review of diagnostic tests and interventions used to assist those with dysphagia. Strategies for aspiration prevention are discussed, including diet and liquid modifications.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Mechanics of Normal Swallowing
    • Types of Dysphagia
    $19.99
  5. Person-Centered Care Planning for People 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.

    This purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with how to create a person- centered care plan for someone living with dementia. Information about person-center care theories and concepts, behavioral communication of distress, and advance care planning for end-of-life care is presented. The course engages the learner in learning why person-centered goals, needs, preferences, and routines are critical to the development of a care plan.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Methods Used in Person Centered Care Structure
    • How to Be Effective at Providing PCC to Residents With Dementia
    $19.99
  6. The Skin and Pressure Injuries

    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.

    Skin breakdown is a common problem in the Assisted Living setting. As a caregiver, it is important to recognize skin breakdown and pressure ulcers. The purpose of this course is to teach the learner about the skin, changes that happen to skin as a person ages and how to recognize, prevent and respond to issues related to skin breakdown and pressure ulcers.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Recognize Skin Changes
    • How to Protected Aged Skin
    $19.99
  7. Managing Resident Care

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

    This self-paced online course is designed to prepare residential care and assisted living administrators provide the highest quality of care for each resident in his or her care community.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hour: 1
    • Providing the Highest Quality of Care to Each Resident
    • How to Effectively Manage Assessments and Service Planning
    $19.99
  8. Train the Trainer

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

    In this course we will address not only why it is essential for assisted living/residential care administrators to train his/her staff, but provide valuable techniques for how to successfully train diverse learners. We will discuss the three learning styles and helpful methods that are best for each style. This course is designed to prepare the trainer to understand how to best train staff using various training formats and develop a training plan. Through this course the participant will learn the difference between goals and objectives and be able to utilize methods to evaluate what his/her staff has obtained through training.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1.50
    • Discuss Reasons to Do Staff Training.
    • Identify Recommended Staff Training Topics
    $19.99
  9. 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
  10. Service Plans

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

    Having a successful Assisted Living Community which is focused on individual resident care begins with having a plan of action. State regulations typically require that all residents have a current service plan on file.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Purpose of a Service Plan
    • Identify Who Is Involved in the Process of Developing a Service Plan
    $19.99
  11. Bed Bugs, Lice, and Scabies

    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 provide an in-depth look at the common human parasites called lice, scabies, and bed bugs. Three types of lice will be discussed: head lice, body lice, and pubic lice. For each parasite the characteristics, modes of transmission, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and ways to prevent infestation will be discussed. Where applicable, the special concerns for residents and infestations in communities/residential care will be explained.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Differences in the Three Types of Lice
    • Treatment, Prevention and Reduction of Re-infestation
    $29.99
  12. Preventing MRSA Infections

    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 program provides detailed information regarding methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Pathophysiology, the infectious process, modes of transmission, and prevention are discussed. Proper staff education, standard precautions, and isolation precautions are discussed as well.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Information Regarding MRSA
    • Standard Precautions
    $29.99
  13. HIV/AIDS Training For The Care Provider

    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 provide the care provider relevant knowledge about HIV and AIDS. Demographic, geographic, and incident rate data is presented. To assist in their care of residents, care providers will obtain knowledge on the HIV/AIDS clinical signs, symptoms, modes of transmission, risk factors, prevention, and screening and diagnosis. Common HIV medical complications are presented. The participant will receive an overview of how the HIV virus duplicates and the general classes of drugs that target each stage of HIV replication.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 4
    • Discuss the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • Screening and Diagnosis of HIV
    $49.99
  14. Heart Failure

    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 provides an in-depth look at the medical condition called heart failure (congestive heart failure). The anatomy and function of a normal heart as well as changes that occur with heart failure are discussed. Information on the disease process, causes, and symptoms of heart failure provides the participant with a good understanding of this disease. Diagnostic tests for heart failure, medications for treatment, and common lifestyle changes will be presented to assist the participant in properly caring for residents with heart failure.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • Anatomy of the Heart and How the Healthy Heart Functions
    • The Disease Process of Congestive Heart Failure
    $39.99
  15. Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness

    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 takes a look at the issue of fire safety and emergency preparedness in assisted living and residential care facilities. Five basic fire safety practices will be discussed. Learn common fire emergency response procedures. Fire safety equipment, use of fire extinguishers, prevention, training, and other aspects of effective management of for effective fire safety will be addressed. Participants will learn details on how to develop a written emergency management plan for their facility.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • The Five Basic Fire Safety Practices Necessary in a Facility
    • Writing a Comprehensive Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Plan
    $29.99
  16. Essential Technology Skills for Administrators

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

    We are all living in a technologically sophisticated world that continues to grow and change by the day. This course will identify the essential technology skills that all successful administrators should possess. A self-assessment is provided to assist administrators in identifying his/her technology skill strengths and weaknesses. Necessary skills are discussed and categorized into basic (must have), intermediate, and advanced skills. Threats of using email, including malware are discussed with ways to protect personal computers from these threats. Learn common email and cell phone text messaging etiquette. An overview of text messaging uses, limitations, and jargon will get any administrator comfortable using this new technology.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Technology Skills That an Effective Administrator Must Possess
    • Intermediate and Advanced Technology Skills
    $19.99
  17. Epilepsy and Seizures

    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 provides detailed information on epilepsy and seizures. The classification of seizures is discussed to help the learner distinguish among different types of seizures. This course also includes the history and incidence of epilepsy, risk factors, current treatment options, as well as discuss EEG and other neuroimaging as they pertain to epilepsy. Causes and neurological related information is presented along with the impact of epilepsy on moods, behavior, and memory. Seizure and epilepsy education topics are presented, including information on safety precautions.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • Distinguish Among Different Types of Seizures
    • Identify the Signs and Symptoms of a Seizure
    $39.99
  18. Effective Communication Skills

    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.

    In this course you will learn ways to become more sensitive to both how you communicate with others and how well you listen. You will also learn tips for resolving conflicts. Finally, suggestions for conducting a good meeting will help you stay on task and facilitate solutions.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Concepts on How People Communicate
    • Common Barriers to Communication
    $29.99
  19. Depression and Suicide in Older Adults

    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 purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with an overview of depression and suicide in the older adult. Both the myths and facts surrounding depression and suicide among older adults will be discussed. The definition and symptoms of depression are presented along with ways to recognize if an older adult is depressed. Current statistics on depression among older adults are presented. This course engages learners in learning how to reduce the risk of depression among older adults in the care setting, as well as the proper steps to take if a person appears to be suicidal.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Overview of Depression and Suicide in the Assisted Living Resident
    • The Proper Steps to Take If a Resident Appears to Be Suicidal
    $19.99
  20. Constipation: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

    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 introduces the student to current information related to the medical condition of constipation. An overview of the normal digestive system is discussed to better understand constipation. Such topics as causes, symptoms, and prevention of constipation are discussed. Examinations and tests to diagnose constipation and common treatments are presented. Learn the best practices for assisting individuals and residents who are experiencing constipation. Case studies will be utilized to apply the knowledge learned in this course to real-life situations.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • The Medical Condition of Constipation
    • Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention of Constipation
    $39.99
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