Maintenance Operations in Long-Term Care

Maintenance Operations in Long-Term Care 

Maintenance is a tough task, but it should not intimidate any administrator. While it is not necessary for you to know about every nut and bolt, an effective administrator should always be familiar with each department’s basic work as it relates to long term planning and daily operations. A basic knowledge of building construction, corrective and preventive maintenance, equipment replacement, and realistic maintenance budgets is important. This course will assist you in overseeing a more productive and effective maintenance program. In this course, you will learn about basic concepts surrounding building components and mechanical equipment. In addition, you will learn how you can improve your maintenance program through corrective and preventative maintenance as well as regular inspections.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Tennessee Department of Health


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Missouri Health Care Association


This on-line activity has been approved for 1.00 Administrative Hour(s) toward the Missouri continuing education requirement for nursing home administrators. Relias LLC offers courses approved by the Missouri Health Care Association, an approved training agency, TA-002-919, by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oregon Department of Human Services


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 Nursing Home Administrator Program - non-P type


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 # 1701001-7473. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-MOLTC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe three basic components of a building.
Describe three pieces of mechanical equipment.
Implement strategies to improve your maintenance program.
Explain how to incorporate inspections into your maintenance program.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Building Components A. Construction Planning B. Architecture C. Structure D. Roof System E. Exterior Building Finishes F. Interior Construction G. Plumbing System H. Electrical System I. Life Safety System J. Review K. Summary Section 3: Mechanical Equipment A. Pumps B. Valves C. Heating Systems D. Cooling Systems E. Compressors and Fans F. Elevator Systems G. Appliances H. Review I. Summary Section 4: Improving Your Maintenance Program A. Corrective Maintenance B. Preventative Maintenance C. Implementing a Program D. Casualty-Control Maintenance E. Maintenance Record Keeping F. Time Frames G. Capital Replacement Planning H. Material History I. Review J. Summary Section 5: Quality Assurance A. Inspections B. Exterior Building Inspections C. Roof Inspections D. Mechanical Rooms E. Interior Inspections Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. 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 Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, 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, CDP, WCC 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 and intermediate level Administrators; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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.
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