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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. Common Infectious Conditions

    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 four common infectious conditions found in care settings. The four conditions presented are: methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), norovirus, and clostridium difficile (C-Diff). For each condition, the pathophysiology, the infectious process, modes of transmission, treatment, and prevention are discussed. The course engages learners in how to think about staff education, standard precautions, and isolation precautions related to common infectious conditions.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • The Four Common Infectious Conditions
    • Symptoms and How the Conditions Are Diagnosed
    $29.99
  2. Common Digestive System Diseases

    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 learners with an understanding of the healthy digestive system and many common disease processes affecting both the adult and elderly populations.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 5
    • Major Structures and Functions of the Digestive System
    • Common Symptoms and Treatment for Each Disease
    $59.99
  3. Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan

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

    This course presents current information on the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Common terminology, characteristics, screening recommendations, diagnostic criteria, and management of ASD is presented. Participants will learn the diagnostic criteria and distinguishing characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. Best practices and intervention planning for individuals of all ages are discussed.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Diagnostic Criteria and Distinguishing Characteristics
    • Characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
    $39.99
  4. Aging Changes and Considerations

    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.

    Every person experiences aging, though each of us ages differently. This course explores the physical, emotional, and spiritual changes that occur with aging. Detailed physical system changes are discussed. Suggestions are provided for direct care staff to assist residents as aging processes occur.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Changes That Occur With Aging
    • Common Changes Experienced by Nearly Everyone During the Aging Process
    $19.99
  5. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Brain

    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 basic information concerning attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the effect of this disorder on academic, emotional and behavioral success. Symptoms, behaviors, and treatment will be discussed. Participants will examine tips and strategies which can be utilized to help students be successful in a home environment and in the classroom.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Differences Among Symptoms of the Three Types of ADHD
    • The Effect of This Disorder on Academic
    $29.99
  6. Staffing Skills for Successful Administrators

    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 management and supervisory skills related to staffing. A good company is only as good as its employees. This course will engage learners in learning how to recruit, select, hire, train, and motivate employees. Information on how to provide performance corrections and terminate an employer/employee relationship will be presented. A review of the California regulations specific to personnel records and staffing schedules in provided.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Key Areas Necessary to Be a Successful Administrator
    • How to Recruit, Select, Hire, Train and Motivate Employees
    $29.99
  7. Substance Abuse 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 will address the issues of substance misuse and abuse in residential care facilities. Participants will obtain insight on substance abuse risk factors and incidence. An overview of the human brain and ways in which abused drugs work in our brain is presented. Administrators and caregivers will learn the most common drugs of abuse, including their effects and risks. This course also presents the National Institute Drug Abuse 13 Principals of Effective Drug Treatment. Various types of treatment programs and approaches to drug abuse treatment will also be addressed.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1.25
    • Substance Misuse and Abuse in Residential Care Facilities
    • 13 Principals of Effective Drug Treatment
    $39.99
  8. Tuberculosis

    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 will provide an in-depth look at Tuberculosis (TB) and the disease processes affecting today’s population. The pathophysiology of this disease process is discussed in great detail as well as potential complications and treatment. Assessment and care of the resident will be discussed as well.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • The Cause of Tuberculosis (TB)
    • Risk Factors for Acquiring TB
    $39.99
  9. Basic Nutrition and Food Safety

    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 basic nutrition and food safety for the older adult. Components of a healthy diet, nutritional guidelines, the effect of aging on nutrition, and the safe preparation and storage of food are presented.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Food Groups and Caloric Intake
    • Various Modified Diet Plans
    $19.99
  10. Stress Management for the Caregiver

    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 basic information about stress management, particularly for caregivers. Information on stress and its effect on the body, including stress reactions, is provided. This course will help caregivers to recognize the sources of stress within the five realms of experience and explain how to care for oneself. This course provides caregivers with a better understanding of stress and recognizes strategies and techniques for managing stress.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Signs and Symptoms of Both Stress and Burnout
    • Steps to Assist in Managing Stress
    $19.99
  11. Coping with Memory Loss

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

    The realization that one is experiencing some memory loss can be frightening. In this course we will provide examples of early and later stages of memory loss. Many suggestions are provided to help residents cope with memory loss and maintain their independence. This course also provides suggestions on how to help both direct care staff and the residents’ families cope with the memory loss of a resident.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Tips That Can Help Persons Cope With Their Memory Loss.
    • Tips That Can Help Families and Caregivers Who Are Caring for a Person With Memory Loss
    $19.99
  12. Respecting Resident Rights, Promoting Dignity, and Encouraging Independence

    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.

    Three critical components to providing resident-centered care. Each of these three components are discussed in detail and examples are provided to help administrators and direct care staff apply these concepts with their residents.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Critical Components to Providing Resident-Centered Care
    • How To Enhance Resident Self-Esteem and Well-Being
    $19.99
  13. Psychosocial Issues

    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 psychosocial health of our residents is a very important component of overall health and happiness.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Ways to Meet Our Resident's Psychosocial Needs
    • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    $19.99
  14. Personal Protective Equipment

    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.

    Infection control in Assisted Living/Residential Care Communities is designed to provide a safe working environment for employees and a safe living environment for residents. While there are many components to establishing a safe environment, this course is going to focus on the proper use and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commonly used in a Community when caring for residents.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Proper Use and Disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • The Purpose for Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    $19.99
  15. Assisting Residents with Activities of Daily Living

    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.

    Many residents in assisted living need assistance with one or more activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, and ambulating.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Person-Centered Care and Hospitality Model of Service
    • Qualities of a Good Direct Care Staff Member
    $29.99
  16. Monitoring Residents for Changes in Condition

    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 how to recognize a change of condition in residents and the elements of monitoring. Evaluation strategies are provided, with steps to take to respond to a change of condition. The course engages the learner in learning how to think about, respond to, and monitor a resident’s change of condition.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Common Causes of Changes in Condition
    • Ramework for All Staff to Systematically Observe Residents
    $19.99
  17. Common Ambulatory Aids

    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 the correct use of the differing ambulatory devices used to ensure the safety of the resident and caregiver when transferring or supporting residents during ambulation. Information about different devices are presented (e.g., how they work, intended uses, application, safety considerations). The course engages learners in how to use different devices in assisting residents with ambulation and transfers, as well as how to ensure the safety of both the resident and the caregiver when providing this assistance.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Ambulatory Aids Used in Assisted Living/Residential Care
    • Wheelchairs, Scooters, Walkers, Canes, Crutches, and Gait Belts
    $19.99
  18. Respecting Diversity: Residents, Staff, and Families

    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.

    Each individual has his or her own uniqueness. This uniqueness is how we are different or diverse from others. Respecting diversity is about both respecting our differences and appreciating how we are alike. Diversity among individuals occurs everywhere, including our residents, staff, and families. Recognize key concepts of respecting diversity and ways to minimize prejudice and discrimination.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Concept of Diversity
    • Ways to Minimize Prejudice and Discrimination
    $19.99
  19. Sexual Harassment - Federal and California Law

    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 the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to recognize, prevent, and investigate sexual harassment complaints in the workplace. Sexual harassment in the workplace is more common than most people think. Studies suggest more than one-third of employees, both men and women, have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Information will be presented on the prevention and correction of sexual harassment complaints, the responsibility of the employer not to discriminate or retaliate against a complainant, and the resources available to victims of harassment in employment.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Federal and State Laws
    • California Laws Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    $29.99
  20. Warfarin (Coumadin): Anticoagulant Medications

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

    This course provides an in-depth focus on warfarin including the history, drug classification, mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, and side effects. Important considerations for residents who are taking Coumadin will be discussed. Education about Coumadin for clients, families, and staff is explained. Client safety is emphasized throughout the course.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Drug Classification
    • Education About Coumadin for Clients
    $29.99
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