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Dementia Care Courses

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  1. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia's

    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 is designed for the participant to learn in greater detail about each of the diseases that can cause dementia. Specifically, we will discuss the following diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia (also known as Pick’s disease, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), and Huntington’s disease. AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC).

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Leading Cause of Dementia in Older Adults
    • Diseases That Cause Dementia
    $19.99
  2. Respecting Diversity: Clients, Staff, and Family

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with key concepts related to respecting diversity and ways to minimize prejudice and discrimination. Terminology regarding diversity and discrimination will be presented. The course engages the learner in identifying and challenging one’s own prejudices and ways to minimize prejudice and discrimination in the workplace.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Concept of Diversity
    • Ways to Minimize Prejudice and Discrimination
    $19.99
  3. Ethics and the Care of Persons Living with Dementia

    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
    • Ethical Principles Related to Caring for Persons Struggling with Dementia
    • Different Ways to Apply Ethical Principles
    $19.99
  4. End of Life Care and Treatments

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with end-of-life topics. This course engages the learner in understanding experiences that can positively or negatively influence a client’s end-of-life experience. Perceptions, personal preparation, values and beliefs, and ways caregiver prejudice and influence can alter a client’s end-of-life experience are discussed. The importance of culture, relationships, and caring for the bereaved is explored.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Definition of the End of Life
    • Recognize Several Symptoms of the Dying Process
    $19.99
  5. HIPAA - Overview for Assisted Living and Residential Care

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Protecting the privacy of resident information is an important responsibility. An overview of HIPAA privacy regulations and how they apply to residential care will be provided. The course engages learners in learning what information is protected and what safeguards should be in place to comply with the regulations.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • HIPAA and the Importance of Confidentiality
    • How the Privacy Laws Apply to Assisted Living and Residential Care
    $19.99
  6. Aging Changes and Considerations

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the physical, emotional, and spiritual changes that happen with aging. The myths and facts about aging, common changes experienced in the aging process, and the purpose and function of each body system are presented. The course engages learners in how to assist older adults as the aging process occurs.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Assisting with Aging Process
    • Familiarizing with the Changes Occur with Aging
    $19.99
  7. Ethical Issues in Sexual Expression Among Older Adults, Part 2

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information about ethical issues in sexual expression and intimacy among older adults. This course will describe challenges related to sexual expression in older adults living with dementia, particularly where sexual consent capacity may be absent, and the responsibilities of residential care settings. An ethics framework will be described, and case scenarios will be used to illustrate ethical principles. The importance of a team approach to decision-making using an ethical process will be discussed.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Familiarizes Ethical Issues in Intimacy Among Older Adults
    • Describes the Process in Ethical Decision-Making Approach
    $19.99
  8. Polypharmacy, Adverse Drug Reactions, and Drug Calculations

    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
    • Learn the Symptoms of Adverse Side Effects of Drug Use
    • Familiarizes the Use of Pharmacy Resources
    $19.99
  9. Communication in Dementia Care

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with how to communicate with a person l living with dementia and recognize behavior as a form of communication. This course engages the learner in an awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication. Information about behavior as the language of dementia is presented. The course offers strategies for recognizing and responding to behavior as communication and provides a problem-solving approach to address behavioral expressions of distress, including pain.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Recognize Behavior as a Form of Communication
    • Responding to Behavioral Expressions of Distress
    $19.99
  10. Cultural Competence and Sensitivity in the LBGTQ Community

    The purpose of the course is to familiarize the learner with the LGBTQ community and to provide guidelines for providing culturally sensitive care. Key terminology is presented. The course helps the learner to identify ways that ensure the provision of culturally competent and informed care, including staff training.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • General Guidelines In The Care Of The LGBTQ Community
    • Information About Gender Identity
    $19.99
  11. Managing Nutritional Status: Malnutrition and Dehydration

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with nutrition, malnutrition and dehydration, and the impact on the older adult. Information on challenges associated eating and nutrition, the impact of the dining environment on nutritional status, and ways to prevent malnutrition and dehydration will be presented. This course engages the learners in how to assist a person with eating and identify the signs of malnutrition and dehydration.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Nutritional Needs of the Senior Population
    • Safe Food Preparation and Storage
    $19.99
  12. Introduction to Person-Centered Care in Assisted 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.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information concerning person-centered care as it relates to implementation in the care setting. The history of long-term care, including important legislation that shaped the industry, will be examined. Factors resulting in growth of long-term care and the emergence of evidence-based and person-centered care models will be considered. Medical and institutional models of care will be compared with person-centered care while the structural elements of the person-centered care culture will be explored. Learners will be able to identify important principles of person-centered care that promote deep and lasting change within organizations where person-centered care is implemented.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Important Characteristics of Person-Centered Care
    • Fundamental Elements of Person-Centered care Model
    $19.99
  13. Communication in Dementia 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 how to communicate with a person l living with dementia and recognize behavior as a form of communication. This course engages the learner in an awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication. Information about behavior as the language of dementia is presented. The course offers strategies for recognizing and responding to behavior as communication and provides a problem-solving approach to address behavioral expressions of distress, including pain.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Recognize Behavior as a Form of Communication
    • Responding to Behavioral Expressions of Distress
    $19.99
  14. After the Fall

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information about how to prevent falls and what to do if a fall occurs. Information about signs and symptoms of injuries is presented. The course also discusses the type of training required to determine whether to seek medical care for a person who has fallen.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 20 Min
    • Provide Information About Fall Prevention
    • How to Make the Home a Safe Environment
    $9.99
  15. Duties of a Caregiver

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic tasks of caregiving. Information about basic principles of caregiving are presented for the caregiver working in home care settings. The course engages the learner in the core principles of caregiving, home safety, and methods to reduce work-related stress.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Tasks That Caregivers Provide
    • Principles That Help You Do Your Job Well
    $19.99
  16. Promoting Client Independence

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with knowledge and skills needed to promote independence while providing care to clients. Strategies are provided to help the learner provide care that promotes the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of the client. The course engages the learner in an overview of techniques used for restoring independence, and an introduction into the use of assistive devices. Information about the changing needs of the client and person-centered care is provided.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand Each Client’s Unique Abilities
    • Employ Techniques for Restoring Independence
    $19.99
  17. Introduction to Person-Centered Care in the Assisted Living

    This purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information concerning person-centered care as it relates to implementation in the care setting. The history of long-term care, including important legislation that shaped the industry, will be examined. Factors resulting in growth of long-term care and the emergence of evidence-based and person-centered care models will be considered. Medical and institutional models of care will be compared with person-centered care while the structural elements of the person-centered care culture will be explored. Learners will be able to identify important principles of person-centered care that promote deep and lasting change within organizations where person-centered care is implemented.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Fundamental Principles of Person-Centered Care
    • Basic Elements of the Person-Centered Care Model
    $19.99
  18. Ethics and the Care of Persons Living with Dementia

    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
    • Ethical Principles Related to Caring for Persons Struggling with Dementia
    • Different Ways to Apply Ethical Principles
    $19.99
  19. Activities for People Living with Dementia

    The purpose of this course is to discuss the importance of maintaining activities for people living with dementia. Strategies for creating and implementing activities are discussed. Different activity ideas are explored along with choices as they relate to the stage of disease a resident maybe in. The correlation between activities and agitation is discussed along with tips for managing escalating behavior during activities.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Principles for Creating Activities
    • Managing Escalating Behavior during Activities
    $19.99
  20. Alzheimer’s Disease: The Disease and Latest Research

    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).

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. Due to our aging population the number of people with AD will increase if no prevention methods emerge. It is important for residential care and assisted living administrators to understand the disease and current research efforts related to Alzheimer’s disease.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • Overview of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
    • Research Related to Families and Other Caregivers
    $39.99
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