Education, Support & Training for Professionals

Throughout your day as a professional, you or a member of your staff, may provide care, guidance, assistance and support to patients, caregivers, friends or family members of someone that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another memory impairment. AlzheimersTraining.com provides comprehensive and extremely in-depth training and education to professionals, home health agencies, care management firms and other organizations based upon the unique needs of their business or practices. Our prices, as well as comprehensive course descriptions, are listed below and do not include shipping and handling. We offer training in many more subject areas and invite you to call us to discuss your individual needs. Certain sessions can be presented in a One Hour Lunch & Learn format.

One (1) Hour CEU’s $159.00 – Call our office for more information at 1-800-209-4342

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NEW! How to Assist with Medications $159.00

This program teaches unlicensed home care personnel how to assist with medications and remain within their scope of practice. Topics include: · How aging changes responses to medications · Types of adverse reactions and side effects · Procedures for assisting with medications · Inquiring about whether medications were taken · Handing the appropriately marked medication organizer to the client · Opening the container if the client is unable to do so · Giving a glass of water · The role of the nurse and family caregiver in relation to medications · The Five Rs · Types of medication · Medications storage · Medications disposal. Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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HIPPA in Home Care $159.00

Respecting clients’ rights to confidentiality is an important part of providing good home care. Privacy rights are legally enforced through a federal law titled HIPAA. This DVD describes HIPAA guidelines and teaches home care providers about the importance of maintaining confidentiality in a variety of settings. Topics include: · Respecting your client’s right to privacy . Definition and purpose of HIPAA · Most common identifiers for Protected Health Information (PHI) · The Minimum Use requirement · Protecting your client’s privacy and redirecting questions · Client rights to view his/her own medical records · Knowing who is authorized to receive medical information · Medical records management and security · Proper disposal of Protected Health Information · Computer and email security · HIPAA guidelines for telephone and fax · HIPAA penalties for individuals and agencies. Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Caring for the Bed Bound Patient – Essential Skills $159.00

When a person’s world is limited to one room and the interactions that occur there, the experience can be frustrating and uncomfortable. The home care professional and primary caregiver can improve the patient’s physical comfort and emotional well-being by providing safe, gentle bedrest care. Caring for someone on bedrest requires physical and emotional strength as well as important technical skills. This program teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers the essential skills needed when caring for someone on bedrest. Qualified health care professionals demonstrate how to perform procedures in ways that safeguard both the care provider and the patient/client. The topics covered are: Proper posture and body mechanics• Recognition and prevention of pressure ulcers• Bedrest positions• Moving and positioning someone in bed• Mechanical lift use• Bedpan use• Making an occupied bed• Elasticized stockings• Active range of motion exercises. Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Caring for the Wheelchair Bound Patient $159.00WheelchairWeb

It’s important for staff members to have the specific training they need in order to provide safe, effective care for clients who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids. This program provides instruction on important safety concerns and sensitivity issues, proper use of equipment, the importance of good body mechanics, types and use of walkers, crutches and canes, gait belt use and prevention of pressure ulcers. A variety of wheelchair transfers and maneuvers are performed by professional experts. Watching these demonstrations helps staff members learn about safe wheelchair use, including how to avoid common mistakes caregivers make when assisting someone in a wheelchair. Topics include: • Safety and sensitivity issues • Principles of body mechanics • Parts of the wheelchair • Body control points • Gait belt use • Stand pivot transfers in a variety of settings • Squat pivot transfer • Transfer out of a lounge or soft chair • Vehicle transfer • Loading a wheelchair into a car • Maneuvering ramps and curbs • Bathroom equipment • Preventing pressure ulcers • Types and use of walkers, crutches and canes. Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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NEW-Proper Body Mechanics and Back Safety DVD $159.00

This program teaches home care personnel and family caregivers the principles of body mechanics and the importance of learning to move correctly in order to avoid injury. Topics include: • Definition of posture • Understanding proper posture when standing • Understanding the principles of body mechanics • Using proper posture and proper body mechanics when lifting • Correct body mechanics during wheelchair transfers • Loading and unloading a wheelchair from a vehicle • Applying the principles of body mechanics while caregiving • The importance of patience and planning to prevent injury Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Controlling Infection $159.00

Understanding and implementing infection control principles is essential to providing safe home care. Infections can be life-threatening and when people are ill or weak, there is an even greater need to protect them against germs. This program teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers what causes infection, how germs are spread, how to protect themselves from germs and how to maintain healthy home care conditions. Topics Include: • Germs and how they are spread• The importance of hand hygiene• Using Personal Protective Equipment• Bloodborne pathogens• Disposal of hazardous wastes• Personal hygiene• Housecleaning and laundry procedures• Signs and symptoms of an infection Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key. Program meets current OSHA and CDC guidelines for infection control and bloodborne pathogens.

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Safe Medication Management $159.00MedsWeb

Safe medication use plays an important part in providing good home care. Older adults are at greater risk for medication problems and errors because of the number of drugs they take daily. This program teaches primary and family caregivers safe practices for administering and storing various types of medications. Topics include:• Drugs and the elderly• How aging changes the way our bodies handle drugs • How to recognize when to manage someone’s medications • Different ways to administer medicine• Products for dispensing medications• Side effects and adverse reactions• Storing medications• Use of over-the-counter drugs• How to prevent medication errors. Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Reducing the Risk of Falls $159.00
SafetyFallPreventionNewly revised fall prevention program teaches care providers how to reduce the risk of falls inside and outside of the home while encouraging independence. Falls are a serious concern for older adults. Each year more than 30% of people over 65 fall. Most falls occur at home, while people are performing everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs or getting in or out of bed. Falls are the leading cause of death from injury for older adults. Learn about medical conditions that contribute to falls, why the elderly are at greater risk for falls and how to make the home a safe environment. Topics include:• Physical and emotional effects of a fall• The goal of fall prevention• Falls and the older adult• Fall prevention for care providers• Proper shoes • How to prevent falls in and around the home• Using a gait belt • Medications that increase fall risk• Walkers. Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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How to Communicate with Aphasia Patients $159.00

Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs a person’s ability to speak or to understand what others are saying. Educating professional and family caregivers, volunteers and community members about effective communication is an important key to improving the quality of life for patients with aphasia. This program teaches about the importance of communication and defines aphasia and its effects. Viewers will learn positive communication techniques developed by speech-language pathologists and others in the field of communication and speech disorders. Interviews with family members, people with aphasia, a communication expert and a speech-language pathologist are featured, providing information about the challenges aphasia presents and how to meet them successfully. Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key. Closed Captioned

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Caring & Communicating with the Early to Mid Stage Alzheimer’s Patient $159.00communicate early 119

When home care professionals and primary caregivers are educated about Alzheimer’s Disease and provided with helpful communication tools, it can increase their understanding, making it easier for them to relate with those who have Alzheimer’s. Improved communication and acceptance naturally create a higher quality of life for the person who has Alzheimer’s. This program defines Alzheimer’s disease and its effects and teaches positive communication techniques that allow home care professionals and primary caregivers to respond with more flexibility and consideration. Interviews with experts on Alzheimer’s disease provide information about the challenges that the disease presents and how to meet them successfully. Topics covered include:• Repetitive questions• Doing chores• Aggressive behavior• Answering difficult questions• Use of language and other forms of communication. Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Caring & Communicating with the Mid to Late State Alzheimer’s Patient $159.00

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can be very challenging. As the disease progresses, different areas of the brain are affected. People with mid to late stage Alzheimer’s may have difficulty expressing their needs in words, may be less able to reason and may be unaware of what is socially appropriate. This program explores some very sensitive issues that occur in the mid to late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Home care professionals and primary caregivers will learn solutions that can be applied to their own caregiving situation. Topics include:• Physiological and behavioral changes• Core principles in Alzheimer’s care• Activities• Tolerance levels• Naps• Balancing the day• Repetitive calling out• Sexuality and intimacy• Pain management• Incontinence and toileting• Flexibility and humor: keys to caregiver well-being. Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Alzheimer’s Disease DVD Combo Pack $276.00

Save $42 when you purchase our combo pack! Caring for Someone with Early to Mid Stage Alzheimer’s Disease This program defines Alzheimer’s Disease and its effects and teaches communication techniques that can bring a higher quality of life both to the person who has Alzheimer’s and to the caregiver. Interviews with experts o­n Alzheimer’s Disease provide information about the challenges that the disease presents and how to meet them successfully. Topics covered include: • Repetitive questions • Doing chores • Aggressive behavior • Answering difficult questions • Use of language and other forms of communication Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key. Caring for Someone with

Mid to Late Stage Alzheimer’s Disease Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be very challenging. As the disease progresses, different areas of the brain are affected. People with mid to late stage Alzheimer’s may have difficulty expressing their needs in words, may be less able to reason and may be unaware of what is socially appropriate. This program explores some typical issues that occur in the mid to late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Topics include: • Physiological and behavioral changes that occur in mid to late stages • Core principles in Alzheimer’s care • Activities • Tolerance levels • Naps • Balancing the day • Repetitive calling out • Sexuality and intimacy • Pain management • Incontinence and toileting • Flexibility and humor: keys to caregiver well-being Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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How to Develop Cultural Competencies $159.00

Culturally competent health care includes a variety of cultural beliefs and customs rather than imposing one standard of behavior or belief upon everyone. You can use this training to educate professional and paraprofessional home care and hospital staffabout behaviors and communication tools that foster respect and sensitivity. This program explores how cultural beliefs and values affect communication and understanding. Interviews with experts in the field provide further insight on how to provide culturally competent care. Used by the National Veterans Administration for employee training nationwide. Topics include:• Family structure• Personal space• Eye contact• Touch• Gestures • Gender roles• Sexual orientation• Verbal communication style• Time orientation • Literacy • Beliefs about medicine, illness and health Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Communicating With Someone Who Has Hearing Loss $159.00
HearingLossWebHearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. About 30% of people over 65 have hearing loss, which can affect self-image, relationships and communication. This program teaches about hearing loss and presents communication that can help improve quality of care and reduce frustration for the patient/client and care provider. Topics include:• Importance of communication• The causes of hearing loss• Symptoms of sensorineural hearing loss• Audiologist evaluation• Effective communication techniques• Communication techniques outside the home• Listening• Hearing aids• Assistive listening devices• Resources Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key. Closed Captioned

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Abuse & Neglect in Elder Care $159.00elderabuse

This program teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers about the complexities of elder abuse in the home and presents signs and symptoms for each form of abuse. After viewing this program, the home care professionals and primary caregivers will understand how to identify the various forms of elder abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional/psychological, and financial abuse, as well as neglect and abandonment. Interviews with experts on elder abuse provide additional information about this important national concern and what you can do to prevent it. Contributing factors for elder abuse are also covered, such as: • Ageism• History of family violence• Alcohol and drug abuse• Mental illness• Caregiver stress• Financial stress Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Routine Personal Care $159.00
personalcareEach person develops routines for bathing, brushing teeth and caring for his or her body early in life. These habits give a sense of wellbeing, security and comfort. Allowing someone else to provide care may be stressful. It’s important to provide personal care in a way that supports a person’s preferences and dignity. This program teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers the principles behind personal care and how to perform procedures safely and respectfully. Topics include:• Use of correct body mechanics• Infection control• Correct handwashing• Privacy and modesty issues• Promoting independence• Oral hygiene• Denture care• Bed bath• Dressing• Nail care• Laundry• Shaving• Shampooing hair in bed Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Maintaining Caregiver Wellness $159.00

Providing care can be challenging and stressful at times. This program teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers practical solutions for reducing stress and cultivating wellness. Topics include:• The importance of maintaining wellness• Acknowledging and defusing difficult motions• Goal-setting and action plans• Simple, effective exercises for relaxation and renewal• Activities that foster self-esteem and well-being• The role of respite Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Measuring Vital Signs $159.00

Vital signs, which include temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and pain, provide valuable information about an individual’s health. This program teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers the skills and techniques necessary to take and record vital signs accurately. Accuracy is important since the doctor or nurse rely upon this information to evaluate and make decisions about a person’s condition and treatment. Topics include:• Use of a flow sheet• Methods for taking body temperature• Types of thermometers• Methods for taking the pulse• Use of a stethoscope• Measuring respiration• Taking Blood pressure• Pain scales• Measuring weight Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Using a Mechanical Lift in Patient Care $159.00

A mechanical lifting device is most commonly used to move those who are unable to stand on their own or whose weight makes it unsafe to move or lift them manually. In this program an ergonomics specialist and occupational therapist demonstrates a step-by-step procedure for move a person from bed to wheelchair and from wheelchair to bed using a mechanical lift, addressing safety concerns at each stage of the procedure. Topics include:• Parts of a mechanical lift• Addressing patients’ fear• Sling placement• Two-person mechanical lift transfer• One-person mechanical lift transfer• Safety measures Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Observation, Reporting and Documentation $159.00

ObservationWeb1This program teaches home care personnel about observation, reporting and documentation, three important areas of client care. Topics Include:• Importance of accurate observation, reporting and documentation • Developing good observation skills • Types of observations• What you must report• Definition of documentation• Difference between objective and subjective information• The care plan• Documentation as a legal record• What to document• Guidelines when documenting• Flow sheets and check off sheets: how they work Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Companion Homemaker: Roles and Responsibilities $159.00

companionrolesThis program describes the roles and responsibilities of the companion homemaker and teaches important professional, communication and social skills for success on the job. Topics include:• The importance of people skills• Positive communication echniques• Ethics, integrity and professional behavior• Ageism: what it is and how to avoid it• Appearance and hygiene• Cultural sensitivity• Phone etiquette• Escorting and transporting your client• Observation skills• Handling medical emergencies• Fire safety and disaster preparedness Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Companion Homemaker: Safety and Housekeeping $159.00

companionsafetyThis program provides essential information about safety and housekeeping skills and gives practical instruction about cleaning products and methods. Topics include:• Safety in the home• Companion safety• Infection control• Housecleaning routines and order of work• Cleaning products• Cleaning specific rooms• Laundry–sorting, using the washing machine and dryer• Reading clothing labels• Methods for ironing different kinds of fabric• Adjusting iron temperatures• Ironing a shirt or blouse• Using the steam iron Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Companion Homemaker DVD Combo Pack $276.00

Save $42 when you purchase both of our companion homemaker DVDs.

A Guide to Being a Companion Homemaker: Roles and Responsibilities This program describes the roles and responsibilities of the companion homemaker and teaches important professional, communication and social skills for success on the job. Topics include: • The importance of people skills • Positive communication techniques • Ethics, integrity and professional behavior • Ageism: what it is and how to avoid it • Appearance and hygiene • Cultural sensitivity • Phone etiquette • Escorting and transporting your client • Observation skills • Handling medical emergencies • Fire safety and disaster preparedness Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

Guide to Being a Companion Homemaker: Safety and Housekeeping This program provides essential information about safety and housekeeping skills and gives practical instruction about cleaning products and methods. Topics include: • Safety in the home • Companion safety • Infection control • Housecleaning routines and order of work • Cleaning products • Cleaning specific rooms • Laundry–sorting, using the washing machine and dryer • Reading clothing labels • Methods for ironing different kinds of fabric • Adjusting iron temperatures • Ironing a shirt or blouse • Using the steam iron Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Nutrition and Meal Preparation for Older Adults $159.00
nutritionThis program teaches important information about nutrition for older adults. It presents skills and tools that enable home care professionals and primary caregivers to develop enjoyable, healthy meals that suit each client’s particular needs. Topics include:• Recommended diet for older adults• Common serving sizes• Medically-prescribed diets• Warning signs and prevention of malnutrition• Importance of drinking enough water• Value of high-fiber diet• Meal planning and food shopping• Reading labels and unit pricing• Safe food handling• Preparation and cooking methods• Cooking with a recipe • Setting the table and serving the meal BONUS FEATURE! Kitchen equipment and use Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Fire Safety $159.00
firesafetyFire safety and prevention are an important part of caring for older adults in the home setting. People 65 and older are twice as likely to die in a fire than the general population. This program teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers how to reduce the chance of a fire starting in the home, and how to exit successfully if there is a fire. The topics covered are:• Smoke alarms• How to extinguish a fire• Oxygen equipment• Smoking safety• Fire safety in the bedroom• Fire safety in the kitchen• Creating an escape plan• How to leave a burning building• Wrap and slide technique• Electrical safety• Appliance safety• Propane and natural gas• Wood stoves and fireplaces• Flammable liquids Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

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Communication Skills $159.00
CommunicationCommunication is a process of creating shared understanding that includes speaking, listening and non-verbal cues. This program describes the importance of positive Communication skills and teaches effective methods for creating clear, respectful exchanges. When you train your home care staff in positive communication skills, it increases their ability to relate effectively and improves the quality of life for patient/client. Topics covered include:• Verbal and non-verbal communication• Active listening• Asking open-ended questions• Clarification • Pacing• Obstacles to communication• Communicating with someone who has hearing loss• Uncomfortable conversations• Honoring your client’s feelings• Ageism: what it is and how to avoid it• Importance of professional appearance Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

 

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