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Dementia Care

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  1. 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
  2. Dementia Care: Beyond the Basics

    Dementia Care: Beyond the Basics
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit hours: 8
    • This Program Focuses on Working With Someone Who Has Dementia
    • Perspective of the Family as Well as the Caretaker
    $79.92
  3. Dementia Care Certification

    Dementia Care Certification
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 28.75
    • Designed to Prepare the Caregiver for the Special Care Needs of a Person With Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia
    • How to Provide Compassionate, Person-Centered Care
    $99.99
  4. Colorado Dementia Care Specialist Training Program

    Colorado Dementia Care Specialist Training Program
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 8
    • This Course Is Approved by the Colorado Alzheimer's Association
    • Offered Through Our Partnership With Leading Age
    $79.92
  5. Co-Morbidities in Dementia Care

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

    It is not uncommon for our residents in assisted living and residential care Communities who are cognitively impaired to also suffer from additional conditions, such as: depression, dementia, heart failure, urinary tract infection, etc. Our role as care providers is to understand the common diseases and disorders our residents encounter and develop strategies to provide a safe and caring environment to ensure appropriate quality care for each individual’s needs and desires. Learning how to adequately care and supervise each resident may be a challenge; however, using the right tools and methods we can establish quality care for residents with co-morbidities and are cognitively impaired.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Common Diseases and Disorders Our Residents Encounter
    • Develop Strategies to Provide a Safe and Caring Environment to Ensure Appropriate Quality Care
    $19.99
  6. Self Care for Dementia Caregivers

    Self Care for Dementia Caregivers
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Adapted from Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
    • Learn How to Care for Yourself and How to Identify the Signs of Stress
    $9.99
  7. Activities for Meaningful Dementia Care

    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.

    Activities for Meaningful Dementia Care
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Importance of Activities and Ways to Make Daily Activities More Meaningful
    • Ways to More Effectively Assist a Person with Dementia with Activities of Daily Living
    $9.99
  8. Dementia Care: Wandering Online

    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).

    In this course we will address how wandering is not necessarily a negative behavior. We will discuss providing meaningful activities that can help discourage excessive wandering, how wandering can easily lead to elopement, and actions to prevent elopement.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Wandering and Elopement in Persons With Dementia
    • Monitoring for Different Types of Wandering
    $19.99
  9. Dementia Care: Effect of Medication on Persons with Dementia

    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).

    Residents with dementia can be particularly sensitive to medications and at risk for inappropriate use.

    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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Monitoring Clients for Changes of Condition

    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 client’s change of condition.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Respond to a Change of Condition
    • Recognize Common Reasons for Change In Condition
    $19.99
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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