When caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, you must ensure that you are creating opportunities for the person to enhance their sense of dignity and self-esteem and providing a sense of security and enjoyment through social engagement and meaningful activities (Alzheimer’s Association, 2006). In this module, you will learn about strategies for creating meaningful and engaging activities as well as types of activities the person with Alzheimer’s disease may engage in. Note: While this course refers to Alzheimer’s disease, the principles and concepts discussed can be applied any type of dementia. Additionally, while some of the material in this course is specific to activities in a nursing facility or assisted living community, many of the concepts can be applied in home care settings as well.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
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: CO1731784
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
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Relias, 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 1.0000 contact hours.
Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.
Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0143-35267
This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.0000 contact hours.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.0000 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
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.
This course is NCCAP approved NCCAP5028620-23NT. All NCCAP approved courses count 100% towards certification.
This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for full credit as a course relating directly to duties, functions, or responsibilities of the nursing home administrator. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-8643. This activity is approved for 1.0000 contact hours.
Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.
Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0149-35268.
This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Creating Meaningful and Engaging Activities A. Introduction B. What is an Activity? C. Benefits of Activities D. Meaningful Activities E. Person-Centered Care F. Creating Meaningful Activities G. Successful Activities H. A Well-Rounded Mix I. Group vs. Individual Activities J. Environmental Considerations K. Your Approach is Important L. Review M. Summary Section 3: Types of Activities A. Introduction B. Productive and Self-Care Activities C. Reminiscing Activities D. Leisure Activities E. Social Activities F. Art and Music Activities G. Music Activity H. Art-Making I. Art Viewing J. Exercise K. The Power of Touch L. Sensory Involvement M. Sensory Garden N. Review O. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. References D. Congratulations!
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Expert Reviewer: Jennifer Stelter, PsyD, CDP, CADDCT, CCTP
Dr. Jennifer Stelter is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for Illinois and the Director of Operations of Clinical Programs for Alden Management Services. She has over 15 years experience in the healthcare and psychology fields and has worked over three years in the long-term care industry. For Alden, she oversees the Behavioral Health Program throughout the applicable Alden locations, as well as Alden’s Dementia, Social Service and Activity Programs, with assistance in the Developmentally Disabled Programs. Dr. Stelter is involved in program and policy development, provides initial and on-going trainings and educational opportunities for employees, colleagues and professionals in the field, conducts medical and psychiatric audit reviews and provides supervision to the applicable Directors at Alden. She has also participated in talk radio and publishing literature in order to advocate for her patients and educate those inquiring about the behavioral health field. Disclosure: Jennifer Stelter, PsyD, CDP, CADDCT, CCTP has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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