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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. Introduction Orientation and Resident Rights (Spanish)

    This video addresses the responsibility we have as care providers to ensure residents are treated with respect and to assist them to maintain his/her dignity. Orientation topics, such as how to dress appropriately when at work, confidentiality, and reporting are also covered.

    Course Number:
    • DVD Training Video
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The role of the state Ombudsman
    • Resident's rights according to federal and state laws
    $158.99
  2. Introduction to Dementia Care (Spanish)

    As the demand for dementia care in the assisted living and residential care community increases, so does the need for better staff training. Featuring recognized dementia care experts, this video covers the most common dementia care questions in clear, understandable terms.
    Course Number:
    • DVD Training Video
    • Credit Hours: 0.5
    • What is Alzheimer’s disease?
    • Why does my resident act this way?
    $158.99
  3. CCG Direct to specially selected courses for New York Administrators

    New York ALFA and Care and Compliance Group have partnered to provide a unique training program that is designed specifically to fulfill the continuing education requirement of assisted living administrators in New York.
    Course Number:
    • Annual Subscription
    • 100 hours of continuing education
    • 2-years of online access
    • More control of your own schedule
    $198.99
  4. CCG Direct Plus Assisted Living Leadership Development Series

    Start here and go anywhere by taking advantage of our CCG Direct annual subscription. Get over 100 hours of online continuing education including self-paced courses and regular webinars for one low price. Take as many courses and webinars as you want for an entire year.
    Course Number:
    • Annual Subscription
    • Get over 100 hours of online continuing education
    • A self-paced course developed by CALA members
    • Strengthen and Develop Leadership Potentials
    $298.99
  5. Chemical Labels and Safety Data Sheets

    OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). The new label elements and SDS requirements will improve worker understanding of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace. To help companies comply with the revised standard, OSHA is phasing in the specific requirements over several years (December 1, 2013 to June 1, 2016).
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Use of New Labeling Elements
    • Standardized Format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
    $19.99
  6. Dehydration

    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).

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    $19.99
  7. Co-Morbidities in Dementia Care

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

    It is not uncommon for our residents in assisted living and residential care Communities who are cognitively impaired to also suffer from additional conditions, such as: depression, dementia, heart failure, urinary tract infection, etc. Our role as care providers is to understand the common diseases and disorders our residents encounter and develop strategies to provide a safe and caring environment to ensure appropriate quality care for each individual’s needs and desires. Learning how to adequately care and supervise each resident may be a challenge; however, using the right tools and methods we can establish quality care for residents with co-morbidities and are cognitively impaired.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Common Diseases and Disorders Our Residents Encounter
    • Develop Strategies to Provide a Safe and Caring Environment to Ensure Appropriate Quality Care
    $19.99
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Diabetes Care and Management in the Older Adult

    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 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
  11. Managing Human Resources

    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 self-paced online course is designed to prepare assisted living and residential care administrators develop strategies to be successful at managing human resources in his or her care community.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1.25
    • Human Resource Laws and Regulations
    • Manage and Utilize Human Resources in the Assisted Living and Residential Care Setting
    $19.99
  12. Managing the Physical Environment

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

    This self-paced online course will focus on the physical environment of residential care and assisted living. In this course we will address topics pertaining to effectively managing the physical environment in assisted living, as well as important issues an administrator may face in residential care and assisted living settings. We will discuss specific models of care, such as: an aging debate; hospitality model; social model; and medical model. We will address both state and local regulations as well as safety and security requirements.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Models of Care, Aging, Hospitality, Medical and Social Models
    • State and Local Regulations
    $19.99
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Sexual Harassment: Federal Law

    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 provide sexual harassment training for supervisors and employees. The training will focus on federal laws, liability issues, harassment policies, employee rights, supervisor responsibilities, investigation procedures, and a number of other items necessary for the success of striving to provide a harassment-free workplace.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Federal Laws Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    • Providing a Harassment-Free Workplace
    $29.99
  16. Polypharmacy and Implications for Seniors

    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).

    Assisted Living residents often take multiple medications for various medical conditions, complications and diseases. Polypharmacy occurs when a resident has an adverse reaction to negative interactions between two or more medications that have been prescribed to them, often times from multiple physicians. The problem is that the varying medical professionals providing care and services do not communicate with each other regarding prescribed medications.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Reasons Why Polypharmacy Occurs
    • How to Limit the Negative Effects
    $19.99
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Higher Acuity in Assisted Living

    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).

    As a provider you know that acuity is on the rise. You have seen changes in the needs of your residents over the last five years. Residents are moving into your community at an older age, and further along in disease processes than in the past. This online course will explore the latest national data and trends on resident acuity as well as the first steps you should take to address higher acuity in your assisted living community.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Latest National Trends in Resident Acuity Amongst Assisted Living Residents
    • Preparing an Organization/Community to Manage Higher Acuity Residents
    $19.99
  20. 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
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