Florida Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders (Nursing Home/Hospice)

Florida Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders (Nursing Home/Hospice) 

When caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease you must ensure that you are providing the appropriate responses, supporting opportunities for meaningful interactions, and creating a safe environment.

 

In the first 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. In addition, you will learn about identifying the meaning of behaviors and strategies and techniques that you can use to address behavioral symptoms.

 

In the second part of this course, you will learn about ways you can create opportunities for social engagement and meaningful activities as well as ways you can care for the family, especially when dealing with ethical issues.

 

In last part of this course, you will learn about principles of care for the person with Alzheimer’s disease and how they relate to the physical environment. You will learn the importance of environmental considerations, the optimal physical setting, safety, and schedules.



$60.00

Hours: 3.00
REL-PAC-0-FLADRDH

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

3.0 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 3.00 contact hours.

Florida Department of Elder Affairs Hospice

3.0 HOURS


Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, approved training provider (HSP 8387) 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 3.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

3.0 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 3.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

3.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 3.00 contact hours.

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

3.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-FLADRDH
Hours: 3
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify changes in ADL ability in each of the 3 stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Describe general and specific strategies for success when assisting individuals with activities of daily living.
Explain how to identify the meaning of behaviors.
Use person-centered strategies and techniques to address behaviors.
List strategies to manage caregiver stress.
Describe strategies to create meaningful and engaging activities.
Illustrate the use of different types of activities for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
Recognize issues facing family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Identify resources and strategies for assisting family members in deal with the issues they are facing.
Discuss the basic principles of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease.
Describe strategies to create a safe environment for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
Discuss the benefits of structured environments and routines in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Outline:

Part 1



Section 1: Introduction



A.         About This Course



B.         Learning Objectives



Section 2: Activities of Daily Living



A.         A Quick Review



B.         What are ADLs?



C.        Functional Ability by Stage



D.        General Guidelines



E.         Hand under Hand Technique



F.         Person-Centered Approach



G.        Responding to Resistance



H.        Bathing



I.          Independence with Bathing



J.         Dressing



K.         Clothing



L.         Grooming



M.        Eating



N.        Toileting



O.        Review



P.         Summary



Section 3: Behavioral Symptoms



A.         Types of Behaviors



B.         Understanding the Meaning of Behaviors



C.        Problem-Solving Approach



D.        The Plan of Care



E.         What Can You Do?



F.         Addressing Behavioral Triggers



G.        Communication Strategies



H.        Rummaging and Hoarding



I.          Wandering



J.         The Three A’s



K.         Dealing with Confusion



L.         Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors



M.        Restraints Are Not the Answer



N.        Caregiver Stress



O.        Meet Alice



P.         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: Meaningful and Engaging Activities



A.         What is an Activity?



B.         Person-Centered Care



C.        Creating Meaningful Activities



D.        Successful Activities



E.         Group vs. Individual Activities



F.         Your Approach is Important



G.        Productive and Self-Care Activities



H.        Reminiscing Activities



I.          Leisure Activities



J.         Social Activities



K.         Exercise



L.         The Power of Touch



M.        Sensory Involvement



N.        Review



O.        Summary



Section 3: Helping with Family Issues and Concerns



A.         It Starts with Diagnosis



B.         Advance Care Planning



C.        Behavioral Symptoms



D.        Caregiver Strain



E.         Living Arrangements



F.         Staying Involved



G.        End-of-Life Care



H.        Grief



I.          Grief Process



J.         Ethical Issues



K.         Case Study #1



L.         Case Study #2



M.        Important Decisions



N.        Review



O.        Summary



Section 4: Conclusion



A.         Summary



B.         Course Contributors



C.        Resources



D.        References



E.         Congratulations!



 



Part 3



Section 1: Introduction



A.         About This Course



B.         Learning Objectives



Section 2: Basic Principles of Care



A.         Meet Ruth and George



B.         Person-Centered Care



C.        Know the Person



D.        Cultural and Spiritual



E.         Decision Making and Choice



F.         Independence



G.        Review



H.        Summary



Section 3: Creating a Safe and Structured Environment



A.         The Benefits of a Structured Environment



B.         Routines and Schedules



C.        Safety and Security



D.        Environmental Considerations



E.         Lighting



F.         Staff Approach



G.        Wandering



H.        Falls



I.          Review



J.         Summary



Section 4: Conclusion



A.         Summary



B.         References



C.        Course Contributor



D.        Congratulations!


Staff Writer: Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC
Jessica has almost 15 years of experience in nursing and 10 years in MDS/PAC working with organizations for the purposes of assessment, reimbursement, training, organizational, and leadership development. In these roles, she has acted as a consultant and auditor. Jessica has written content for diverse healthcare topics, including health and human services, compliance and more. Disclosure: Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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