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  1. 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
  2. HIV/AIDS: Diagnosis and Early Stages

    This course follows Manuel, as he goes through the HIV/AIDS diagnosis process. Through his appointments and interactions with the hospital staff, you are given a close look at the early stages of HIV/AIDS.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit hours: 1
    • HIV/AIDS Diagnosis Process
    • A Close Look at the Early Stages of HIV/AIDS
    $15.99
  3. HIV/AIDS: Focusing on the Individual

    This lesson focuses on the personal side of HIV/AIDS, and the importance in preserving individuality for those suffering from it.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Interview with Alora Gale
    • Diagnosed with AIDS at the Age of 6
    $15.99
  4. Working with People with Physical Disabilities

    This course has been specifically designed to prepare individuals for working with individuals with physical disabilities as a caregiver in an in-home setting.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Needs of a Person With a Physical Disability
    • Be More Prepared to Work With a Client With a Physical Disability
    $15.99
  5. Preventing Suicide in the Elderly

    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 will teach you how to spot the warning signs, what to expect, and ways you can help prevent suicide in elders.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Spot the Warning Signs
    • Steps to Intervene and Prevent Suicide
    $15.99
  6. The “Invisible” Side of MS

    The “Invisible” Side of MS
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The "Invisible" (Also Known As "Psychosocial") Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
    • Understand the Common Barriers to Assessing and Managing Invisible Symptoms
    $19.99
  7. Caring for the person with Parkinson's

    Caring for the person with Parkinson's
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • What Parkinson's Disease Is and Who It Effects
    • Explore Common Barriers to Assessing and Managing Hidden Symptoms
    $19.99
  8. Diabetes Care

    Diabetes Care
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours:1
    • Learn How to Care for Your Clients Who Have Diabetes
    • Improve Their Health as Well as Their Quality of Life
    $19.99
  9. Mental Illness

    Mental Illness
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Effectively Work With Mentally Ill Clients
    • Understand the Possible Causes of Mental Illness
    $19.99
  10. Developmental Disabilities

    Developmental Disabilities
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Identify Causes and Types of Developmental Disabilities
    • How to Best Provide Home Care for Someone With a Developmental Disability
    $19.99
  11. HIV/AIDS: The Elder's Experience

    Elderly clients with HIV/AIDS have special needs and considerations for care. This course will help you provide care for a client with HIV/AIDS.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Special Considerations for the Elderly Resident
    • Providing Care for the Elder Person Living with HIV
    $15.99
  12. HIV/AIDS: Understanding the Illness

    HIV/AIDS: Understanding the Illness
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours:1
    • Learn the Difference Between the Virus (HIV) and the Disease (AIDS)
    • Understand How HIV/AIDS Affects the Elderly
    $15.99
  13. 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
  14. Monitoring Residents for Changes in Condition

    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 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 resident’s change of condition.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Common Causes of Changes in Condition
    • Ramework for All Staff to Systematically Observe Residents
    $19.99
  15. Understanding Stroke

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

    Stroke, a common condition, affects approximately 700,000 people in the United States. Approximately two-third of strokes occur in people over the age of 65. It is important to be able to identify the risk factors and signs and symptoms of stroke to give the resident diagnosed with a stroke a chance at a better prognosis. Understanding the effects that a stroke can have on a resident can help the care team develop reasonable rehabilitation goals. This course will discuss the risk factors and signs and symptoms associated with stroke; as well as the care of the resident following a stroke.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Effects That a Stroke Can Have on a Resident
    • Identify the Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
    $19.99
  16. Advanced Directives: DNR and POLST

    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 to teach you about Do Not Resuscitate Orders and other advance directives such as the POLST. In this course we will address several different types of advance directives, including: medical power of attorney, living will, DNR, and POLST.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Types of Advance Directives
    • Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
    $19.99
  17. The Skin and Pressure Injuries

    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.

    Skin breakdown is a common problem in the Assisted Living setting. As a caregiver, it is important to recognize skin breakdown and pressure ulcers. The purpose of this course is to teach the learner about the skin, changes that happen to skin as a person ages and how to recognize, prevent and respond to issues related to skin breakdown and pressure ulcers.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Recognize Skin Changes
    • How to Protected Aged Skin
    $19.99
  18. Higher Acuity in Assisted Living

    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).

    As a provider you know that acuity is on the rise. You have seen changes in the needs of your residents over the last five years. Residents are moving into your community at an older age, and further along in disease processes than in the past. This online course will explore the latest national data and trends on resident acuity as well as the first steps you should take to address higher acuity in your assisted living community.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Latest National Trends in Resident Acuity Amongst Assisted Living Residents
    • Preparing an Organization/Community to Manage Higher Acuity Residents
    $19.99
  19. Reducing Readmissions and Unnecessary Hospitalizations

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

    Readmissions are on the rise in Assisted Living. This course will discuss readmissions, unnecessary hospitalizations and the effects of both. Statistics will be presented and also reasons for the recent trend in readmission and hospitalizations. Several strategies to reduce readmissions will also be presented so that each learner will understand his/her role in regards to prevention and reduction.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Importance of Reducing Readmission
    • Why Reducing Readmission Is Important in the Assisted Living Setting
    $19.99
  20. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Common Treatments

    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 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and treatments commonly used. The anatomy and function of normal lungs and changes that occur because of lung disease are presented. Information is provided on the disease process, causes, and symptoms of COPD. This course engages learners in content about the normal lung functions and disease diagnostics, medications used for treatment, and lifestyle changes that occur with chronic lung disease.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand what COPD is, including symptoms and causes
    • Understand how COPD Affects the Lungs
    $19.99
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