Dementia I

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This program is designed for persons involved in the care of the client with dementia. Causes of dementia will be discussed but the program focus is on Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type (DAT). Discussion will center on communication and how … Continue reading

Dementia II

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This program is designed for administrators, nurses, social workers, direct care staff, and all persons who work in facilities that provide care to clients with dementia. The focus is on strategies which encourage resident cooperation and on behavior management techniques … Continue reading

Dementia III

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This program is designed for administrators, nurses, social workers, direct care staff, and all persons who work in facilities that provide care to clients with dementia. The focus is on strategies which encourage resident cooperation and on behavior management techniques … Continue reading

Diabetes: A Care Guide

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This program is one in a series of programs on Managing Common Medical Conditions in the Elderly. This program is designed to provide basic information for unlicensed direct care staff. Upon successful completion of the post-test, participants may earn credit … Continue reading

Heart Disease

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This program is designed for all persons who work with the elderly client. Discussion will focus on management of common cardiovascular conditions such as congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, and angina pectoris.

Mentally Impaired

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This program is designed for persons who are directly involved with the care of the mentally impaired client. The focus is on understanding the causes of mental impairment and communicating effectively. Participants will learn the importance of anticipating and interpreting … Continue reading

Parkinson’s Disease

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Upon completion of this program, employees will have the knowledge to: Define Parkinson’s Disease. Identify 3 of the 4 main symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Identify secondary symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Recognize the 5 stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Identify ways to … Continue reading

Stress Management

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What caregivers need to know about Stress Management This is a program designed for staff of long-term care facilities. Upon successful completion of the post-test at the end of the program, staff may receive a certificate for one training hour. … Continue reading

Stroke

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This program is designed for caregivers of the elderly. Focus is on basic information about the cause of strokes, the rehabilitation process and care of the recovering stroke client in long-term care facilities. The target audience is unlicensed assistive personnel.

Transfer Trauma

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This program is suitable for all persons who care for the misplaced resident. Discussion includes the cause of transfer trauma, losses experienced by the client, feelings and behaviors associated with loss, and interventions to decrease anxiety and minimize the effects … Continue reading