AL Care of the Cognitively Impaired

 

Cognitive impairment describes the confusion, disorientation, and memory loss associated with some disease processes. One the most common disease processes that causes cognitive impairment, especially in older adults, is dementia. By understanding how cognitive impairment may affect residents, you will be ready to help when needed. In this course, you will learn the effects of dementia on residents and their loved ones as well as guidelines to follow to maximize residents’ functional abilities.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SC-0-IAD-ALCCI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


Oregon Department of Human Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Public Health (CNA)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.
The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.
This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Certification Council for Activity Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This course falls into the Body of Knowledge of the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals and will be accepted toward the 30% of continuing education permitted from Relias Learning, LLC. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CE121582

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # 051915. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Certification Council for Activity Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This course falls into the Body of Knowledge of the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals and will be accepted toward the 30% of continuing education permitted from Relias Learning, LLC. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SC-0-IAD-ALCCI
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify the effect each stage of dementia has on residents.
Recognize the effect dementia has on residents loved ones.
Explain how you can maximize residents functional abilities.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Effects of Dementia
A. What is Dementia?
B. Causes of Dementia
C. Stages of Dementia
D. Secondary Victims
E. Emotional Reaction
F. Review
G. Summary
Section 3: Providing Person-Centered Care
A. More than a Disease
B. Communication Techniques
C. The “Don’t” List
D. Physical Environment
E. ADL Care
F. Dealing with Difficult Behaviors
G. Support for the Family
H. Review
I. Summary
Section 4: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Activities Professional; entry level Direct Care Workers; entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Residential Care.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Relias Learning has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias Learning will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias Learning at support@reliaslearning.com.
All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Learning Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@reliaslearning.com