Stress Management for the Caregiver

Stress Management for the Caregiver 

This purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information about stress management, particularly for caregivers. Information on stress and its effect on the body, including stress reactions, is provided. This course will help caregivers to recognize the sources of stress within the five realms of experience and explain how to care for oneself. This course provides caregivers with a better understanding of stress and recognizes strategies and techniques for managing stress.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-SMC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)

California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

1.0 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 # 224-0143-32690.

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Group Homes

1.0 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 Group Homes.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-730-2
Approval # 224-0143-32574

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

1.0 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 # 224-0143-32627

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Oregon Department of Human Services

1.0 HOURS


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.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


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 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


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 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type -

Oregon Department of Human Services (AFH)

1.0 HOURS


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


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: CO1933273

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-SMC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define stress and its effect on the body.
Identify underlying stress reactions, including the fight, flight, and freeze response.
Distinguish between positive and negative stress.
Recognize sources of stress for the caregiver, including individual, interpersonal, and organizational causes.
Match stress reactions to the five realms of experience, and explain how to care for oneself within each of these realms.
Recognize strategies and techniques for managing stress.

Outline:
I. Stress Management and the Caregiver (60 minutes) a. Introduction i. Course description and objectives ii. Commitment to take care of oneself b. What is stress? i. Definitions 1. Pressure 2. Tension 3. Body response c. The body’s automatic detection process i. Sensory input ii. Stored memories iii. The amygdala d. Stress reactions i. Freeze or fright ii. Fight iii. Flight iv. Checkpoint 1: Multiple-choice question e. Myths about stress (Six new slides) f. Positive stress i. Change and growth g. Persistent low-level stress i. Changes in the endocrine system ii. Poor coping strategies h. Stress causes distress i. Physical ii. Psychological i. Sources of stress i. Individual ii. Check point 2. Multiple-choice question iii. Interpersonal iv. Organizational v. Caregiving Stress (nine new slides) 1. Risk Factors: Signs of Stress 2. Case Scenarios a. Monique: Dementia and discrimination b. Joshua: Physical injury while new on the job c. Rhonda: Health effects of caregiver burden d. Stuart: Dealing with unpleasant family members e. Nichole: The loss of residents and feelings of grief 3. Responding to caregiving stress vi. Checkpoint 3: Multiple-choice question j. Stress and the five realms of experience i. Physical ii. Emotional iii. Mental iv. Social v. Spiritual k. Care for the body i. Good nutrition ii. Sleep hygiene iii. Exercise iv. Nature v. Checkpoint 4: Multiple-choice questions l. Nurture yourself i. Feel it to heal it ii. Name it to tame it iii. Reach out to others iv. Checkpoint 5: Multiple-choice question m. Thoughts that don’t really help i. On ready alert ii. Attention bias iii. Harsh inner critic n. Be mindful i. Self-talk ii. Offering compassion iii. TLC — tender loving care iv. Checkpoint 6: Multiple-choice question o. A lack of caring relationships i. Pain of loneliness ii. Side effects — isolation and loneliness iii. Loneliness in the workplace p. Find connection i. Connection ii. Available, responsive, reliable, and trustworthy iii. Making others feel valued and loved iv. Checkpoint 7: Multiple-choice question q. What’s the point? i. Crisis of faith ii. What makes life worth living? iii. Seek help r. Discover gratitude, purpose, and meaning i. Restore the soul with simple pleasures ii. Nurture the spiritual self iii. Be in nature iv. Checkpoint 8: Multiple-choice question II. Course Summary III. Final Exam (Posttest)

Instructor: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Catherine Zimmerman is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has a private practice providing counseling services to people of all ages and all stages of their lives. She is a freelance healthcare writer and speaker specializing in mental health, ethics, hospice and palliative care, gerontological topics, substance misuse, caregiving, stress and trauma.  Zimmerman received her master's degree from Portland State University thirty years ago and is certified in clinical social work-Gerontology. Zimmerman supervises and mentors therapists seeking licensure in Oregon or Washington states. She is the current President of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and has provided public presentations on over twenty topics and has numerous published works. Disclosure: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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