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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. Activities: Encouraging Resident Participation Online

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

    A well designed activity program will encourage resident participation. This course is designed to review activity planning, evaluating resident needs and preferences, and offer creative suggestions to maximize resident participation in your activity program.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Activity Planning
    • Creative Suggestions to Maximize Resident Participation
    $19.99
  2. 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
  3. MRSA: Preventing Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection

    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
  4. Parasites: Lice, Scabies, and Bed Bugs

    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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Tuberculosis: Disease and Prevention

    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
  8. Understanding Dementia Care

    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. This program will take participants through a dynamic process of care strategies from preadmission through the progression of the disease including late stage complications. Also presented are unique behavior intervention techniques. Activities are analyzed with particular emphasis on quality of life issues. Research, new trends in care, pharmacological management of dementia as well as self analysis of the quality of care carried out will also be discussed. Emphasis is placed on care provided in the residential care setting.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 6
    • Major Parts of the Brain and the Role of Each
    • Symptoms of Dementia
    $69.99
  9. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

    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 participants with useful information about urinary tract infections (UTIs). The anatomy and physiology of a healthy urinary tract will be reviewed. The types, causes, risk factors, and symptoms of UTIs will be discussed. Serious complications of UTIs, such as pyelonephritis, are explained. Participants will also learn how UTIs are detected, treated, and prevented. Interventions that a caregiver can perform to help a resident prevent UTIs are also discussed.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Useful Information About Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
    • Types of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
    $29.99
  10. VRE: Preventing Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infection

    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 discusses the vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) bacteria, infection, and prevention. Incidence of infection, pathophysiology, transmission, detection, and disease management is presented. Focus is placed on disease prevention with particular attention to the unique concerns of residents in assisted living communities and all types of residential care facilities.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • (VRE) Bacteria, Infection, and Prevention
    • Transmission, Detection, and Disease Management
    $29.99
  11. Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Disease (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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. ADHD: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    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
  15. 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
  16. Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

    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: 3
    • Diagnostic Criteria and Distinguishing Characteristics
    • Characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
    $39.99
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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