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Dementia Care Training

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  1. Ethical Issues in Sexual Expression Among Older Adults, Part 1

    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 assist learners to identify biases and areas for skill development related to sexuality and aging and provide information about normal, healthy human sexuality in older adults. Challenges related to sexual expression, particularly for older adults in residential care settings, will be described along with approaches, policies, and procedures for addressing concerns.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Sexuality as a Social Construct
    • Cultural Competence for Today's Senior Care Environment Certificate Program
    $19.99
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Elder Abuse, Prevention, Investigation, and Reporting

    The purpose of this course is to help the learner understand what defines abuse, the prevalence of and different types of abuse, and their associated consequences. Risk factors that make people vulnerable to abuse and their reasons are discussed, along with guidelines for recognizing and preventing future occurrences of abuse. The course provides a review of mandatory reporting requirements including information about who is required by law to report abuse, how to report suspected or actual instances of abuse, and to whom abuse must be reported. It provides information about what can be expected once suspected or actual cases of abuse have been reported.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • How to Identify and Report Elder Abuse
    • Risk Factors Vulnerable to Abuse
    $29.99
  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. Special Diets and Disease Management (Formerly Food Service 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 the use of special diets to manage disease progression and symptoms. The course engages the student in learning about the use of special (also known as therapeutic) diets to promote health, decrease adverse symptoms, and delay decline associated with chronic disease processes in older adults.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Various Modified Diet Plans
    • Food Groups and Caloric Intake
    $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. 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
  13. Falls 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 enable the learner to recognize people in assisted living (AL) facilities who may be at higher risk of falling and apply methods to prevent falls. Evidence-based practices and interventions for assessing and reducing fall risk are discussed, and the learner is engaged in exploring these techniques. Recommendations from nationally recognized organizations and the findings from a 2012 Cochrane Review of fall reduction interventions are presented to enable the learner to apply them in practical situations when working with seniors in AL communities.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Factors Associated With Increased Fall Risk in Seniors
    • Strategies to Help Prevent Falls
    $19.99
  14. 6 Hour Dementia Care Basic Package

    In this course package the learner will gain knowledge about the different stages of Alzheimer’s disease, identify challenges in communication, memory loss and techniques to manage and deal with behaviors of a person with memory loss.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 6
    • Understand the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Changes That Occur In an Aging Person's Memory
    $95.95
  15. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. This course engages learners in learning about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain, and conditions and diseases that may cause irreversible dementia. Information about the conditions and disorders that may mimic the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and the characteristics and stages of dementia related diseases is presented.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Diseases That Cause Dementia
    • Stages and Characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease
    $19.99
  16. Caring for Persons with Dementia: Behaviors and Communication

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the care of persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. This course engages the learner in considering behavior as the language of dementia, offers strategies for interpreting behavior as communication, and provides a problem-solving approach to addressing behavioral expressions of distress, including pain.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Common Behaviors Seen in Persons With Dementia
    • Responding to Behavioral Expressions of Distress
    $19.99
  17. Caring for the Person with Dementia: Activities of Daily Living, Nutrition, and Hydration

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the care of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. Functional levels related to the stages of disease are discussed. Strategies for maximizing independence and active engagement in activities of daily living are discussed. Alternative communication methods that a resident may use to indicate his or her needs and how to identify and address those needs are discussed. Signs and symptoms of pain a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia are reviewed. The risk of and strategies to prevent dehydration and malnutrition are provided.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Behavioral Signs and Symptoms of Pain
    • Strategies to Prevent Dehydration and Malnutrition
    $19.99
  18. Medications and Dementia

    The purpose of this course is to review terms used when providing a medication service to those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Common terms are reviewed along with basic medication concepts. The difference between side effect and an adverse drug reaction is discussed. The learner is engaged in reviewing medications typically used in treating the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s with their associated risks and benefits. Alternatives to medication use and gradual dose reduction is presented.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Side Effects of Commonly Used Psychotropic Medications
    • Understand the Role of Medication in Memory Care
    $19.99
  19. Falls in Assisted Living

    The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to recognize people in assisted living (AL) facilities who may be at higher risk of falling and apply methods to prevent falls. Evidence-based practices and interventions for assessing and reducing fall risk are discussed, and the learner is engaged in exploring these techniques. Recommendations from nationally recognized organizations and the findings from a 2012 Cochrane Review of fall reduction interventions are presented to enable the learner to apply them in practical situations when working with seniors in AL communities.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Factors Associated With Increased Fall Risk in Seniors
    • Strategies to Help Prevent Falls
    $19.99
  20. 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
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