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.
Assist Clients with the 7 Essential Areas of Personal Care Use the SWIPES Approach to Personal Care Employ Special Touches Like Backrubs and In-Bed Shampoos Helping clients with daily tasks Learn more about dressing Adaptive Dressing Equipment Learn more about bathing Bed Bath Back Rub Procedure Learn more about grooming assistance Denture Care Mouth Care Fingernail Care Foot Care Proper use of assistive devices Learn to assist clients with personal care, including Bathing Shampooing Dressing Grooming: eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures Oral hygiene Shaving Nail care Using the SWIPES approach to caregiving Gather supplies Wash your hands Identify yourself Provide for privacy Explain the procedure and make sure the client agrees After care, scan the client’s area Backrubs Shampooing hair in bed
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care. Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.