Course Code: GES172
Explore the history of long-term care and learn about the philosophies backing person-centered care. Develop basic knowledge of the aging process.
Address common misconceptions about aging and examine the physical and mental changes humans face as they age.
Examine psychosocial needs and receive an overview of applicable regulations. Learn about advocacy and resident-family councils.
Discuss the principles of documentation, basic performance skills, staff management, and care plan effectiveness required to admit or discharge a patient.
Learn the role of the activity direction, programming options, various therapy techniques often used, and options for adaptive equipment.
Complete the course by learning about documentation, infection control, clinical experience, and how to establish and facilitate both group and individual participation.
I. Unit 1
A. History of long-term care
B. Philosophy of person-centered care
C. Basic knowledge of the aging process
E. Physical Changes
F. Cognitive changes: Dementia, Alzheimer’s
G. Mental Health/Illness
H. Psychosocial needs
I. Overview of applicable regulations
J. The Survey Process
K. OBRA resident rights
M. Advocacy in self-determination
N. Resident/family councils
II. Unit 2
A. Types and techniques used for the admission and discharge process
B. Principles of documentation
C. Basic performance skills
D. Management of internal support staff, budgeting, supplies and outside resources
E. Getting to know the person
F. Person Centered Care Plan Development
G. Evaluation of care plan effectiveness
III. Unit 3
A. Role of the Activity Director
B. Programming Options
C. Various therapies in activity programming
D. Options and Uses for Adaptive Equipment and Interventions
E. Management of resident and community volunteers
IV. Unit 4
B. Infection Control
C. Optimal use of environment
D. Establish and facilitate group and individual participation
E. Clinical experience
Cindy Gray has worked in the healthcare field since 1999. She began her career as a CNA, then completed her LPN, and continued with an ADN degree. She functioned as a Long Term Care charge nurse, Inpatient Rehabilitation nurse, MDS Coordinator, and Director of Nursing.
Following this she re-enrolled in college and obtained a BSN while performing duties of Human Resources, Staff Development Coordinator, Risk Management, Health Information Management, and Senior Living Manager.
Students should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard. They should be comfortable in an internet environment, and have the ability to launch and close activities and navigate to multiple websites. A valid email address is required for communication.
This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems, Firefox, Chrome (preferred), or IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account.
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