Florida Assisted Living Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders: Level II

Florida Assisted Living Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders: Level II 

The personality and behavioral changes that commonly accompany Alzheimer’s disease are one of the greatest challenges for caregivers. Choosing the appropriate response for the behavior involves using person-centered care strategies.

 

In the first part of this course, you will learn about behavioral symptoms as a form of communication, the role that understanding the meaning of these behaviors plays in providing person-centered care, and strategies and techniques that you can use to address behavioral symptoms.

 

In the second part of this course, you will learn the various levels of functional ability in persons with Alzheimer’s disease as well as the guidelines you must follow when providing care. You will also learn how you can better assist persons with Alzheimer’s disease with ADL completion.

 

In the third part of this course, 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.

 

In the last part of this course, learn how to address the medical needs of the person with Alzheimer’s disease using a person-centered approach. You will also learn about medical conditions and symptoms that frequently occur in those with Alzheimer’s disease, such as sleep disorders, falls, and pneumonia and skin breakdown related to immobility.



$80.00

Hours: 4.00
REL-PAC-0-FLADRD2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

4.0 HOURS


Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, approved training provider (AL 8385) (HH 8386), (HSP 8387), (NH 8388) is available Wednesday from 12pm to 2 pm EST to answer questions at 877-200-0020. You may also send your questions to [email protected] . For 4.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-FLADRD2
Hours: 4
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain the concepts used to identify the meaning of behaviors.
Use person-centered strategies and techniques to address behaviors.
List strategies to manage caregiver stress.
Define activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.
Identify changes in ADL ability in each of the 3 stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Describe general strategies for success when assisting individuals with activities of daily living.
Indicate specific strategies to use for each of the ADL tasks.
Identify the benefits of activities for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
Describe strategies to create meaningful and engaging activities.
Illustrate the use of different types of activities in the person with Alzheimer’s disease.
Identify commonly prescribed medications to manage the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Explain issues associated with the use of antipsychotic medication for the management of behavioral symptoms.
Describe the impact of frequently occurring medical conditions and their symptoms in those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Employ effective management strategies for common medical conditions that occur with Alzheimer’s disease.
Recall strategies to improve nutrition and hydration in the person with Alzheimer’s disease.
Discuss end of life care, including hospice care, for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Outline:

Part 1



Section 1: Introduction



A.         About This Course



B.         Learning Objectives



Section 2: Identifying the Meaning of Behaviors



A.         Types of Behaviors



B.         The Meaning of Behaviors



C.        Behavior is Communication



D.        Use of Person-Centered Care



E.         The Holistic Assessment



F.         Meet Alice



G.        Behavioral Triggers



H.        Problem-Solving Approach



I.          Meet Bert



J.         Summary



Section 3: Person-Centered Strategies and Techniques



A.         The Plan of Care



B.         What Can You Do?



C.        Addressing Behavioral Triggers



D.        Communication Strategies



E.         Rummaging and Hoarding



F.         Wandering



G.        The Three A’s



H.        Dealing with Confusion



I.          Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors



J.         Resistance to Care



K.         Medication Use



L.         Restraints Are Not the Answer



M.        Caregiver Stress



N.        Review



O.        Summary



Section 4: Conclusion



A.         Summary



B.         Course Contributor



C.        Resources



D.        References



E.         Congratulations!



 



Part 2



Section 1: Introduction



A.         About This Course



B.         Learning Objectives



Section 2: Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease



A.         Meet Diane



B.         What are ADLs?



C.        Early Stage



D.        Middle Stage



E.         Late Stage



F.         Review



G.        Summary



Section 3: Completing Activities of Daily Living



A.         Preparation is Key!



B.         General Guidelines



C.        Communication



D.        Assistive Devices



E.         Hand under Hand Technique



F.         Person-Centered Approach



G.        Responding to Resistance



H.        Review



I.          Summary



Section 4: Strategies for Specific ADLs



A.         Bathing



B.         Independence with Bathing



C.        Dressing



D.        Clothing



E.         Grooming



F.         Eating



G.        Toileting



H.        What’s That Smell?



I.          Incontinence



J.         Mobility



K.         Review



L.         Summary



Section 5: Conclusion



A.         Summary



B.         Course Contributor



C.        Resources



D.        References



E.         Congratulations!



 



Part 3



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.       

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Lindsey R. Goldberg, MSN-Ed., RN
Lindsey R. Goldberg, MSN-Ed., RN began working in the healthcare industry in 2000. Lindsey began her journey in the healthcare industry as a medical records clerk for a large Neurosurgical practice in South Florida. She then progressed to a Medical Assistant in 2001 and worked in the settings of orthopedic, primary, urgent care and concierge practices. Lindsey graduated with highest honors from Nova Southeastern University in 2007 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. As a registered nurse, Lindsey worked mainly with the adult and geriatric populations in the acute care hospital setting. The areas she worked in the hospital included: telemetry, medical/surgical, observation, chest pain and step-down units. While working as a registered nurse, Lindsey continued her education and obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Education in 2015. After obtaining her Masters degree, she taught briefly at a community college in the nursing program as a clinical instructor. During that timeframe Lindsey was also involved in a pharmaceutical trial in which she administered the trial drug and followed one patient throughout the entire process. Lindsey also maintains her clinical skills by working for an after-hours triaging service. In her most recent position, she was a chronic care manager and health coach for Medicare patients enrolled in a digital health program. In this role, she provided health coaching, general wellness tips and diagnosis specific teaching for roughly 1500 patients. She currently serves as a medical content writer and internal subject matter expert for Relias Learning. Disclosure: Lindsey R. Goldberg, MSN-Ed., RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive 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. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN 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: Intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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