Upcoming Courses - Continuing Education

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

Course Objectives

  • Name the three most common dementias.
  • Describe two functions of each lobe of the brain.
  • Discuss the cognitive and functional changes caused by dementia.
  • Name three environmental factors which can cause disruptive reactions.
  • Name four non-pharmacological interventions for reactions and “behaviors”.
  • Identify three components necessary for quality of life.
  • Name five symptoms of depression.
  • Name three effects of depression on cognitive and functional abilities of an older adult.
  • State three treatments for depression in the elderly.

Course Description

Caring for persons with dementia is a long and difficult journey for family and professional caregivers. This course provides insight of how dementia changes the person's cognitive and functional abilities. This information will enable the caregiver to improve quality of life by reducing stress and accomplishing care with less struggle.

Course Price: $265
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Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.
Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for three days (18 contact hours, 18-Res Care Hours)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:00am

Course Description

Culture change is a term used to describe a movement from traditional, institutional-type care to a more resident centered environment. This presentation will be a lively discussion about what culture change looks like in real life and how to make the change.  

Course Objectives

  • Define what culture change is not and is not.
  • State why LTC communities need to change.
  • Describe what culture is and how it is communicated.
  • Identify ways to change the “environment.” 

Course Price: $109

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Contact Hours: 6 (1 day, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 4-Res Care, 2-Admin

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Person Centered Care
  • Resident choice in dining
  • Creating meaning through life enhancement
  • Learning circles

Course Description

No matter where you are on your person centered care journey, this Person Centered Care class is for you. Discover how to honor resident choice in regards to schedules, bathing, dining, and living a meaningful life with real life examples and success stories. Resident choice and meaningful life are two of the domains for the PEAK 2.0 program in Kansas.

Course Price: $109

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Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (7 contact hours, 7-Res Care Hours)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Person Centered Care
  • Resident choice in dining
  • Creating meaning through life enhancement
  • Learning circles

Course Description

No matter where you are on your person centered care journey, this Person Centered Care class is for you. Discover how to honor resident choice in regards to schedules, bathing, dining, and living a meaningful life with real life examples and success stories. Resident choice and meaningful life are two of the domains for the PEAK 2.0 program in Kansas.

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (7 contact hours, 7-Res Care Hours)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between management and leadership
  • Recognize how staff empowerment relates to leadership
  • Discover the value of staff empowerment
  • Describe the characteristics of a good leader
  • Discuss the effects of the new philosophy of leadership and how it impacts culture change

Course Description

In these demanding times for long term care leaders, we must look for “new” leaders in our organizations.  Finding and training these new shining stars will be discussed in this interactive class.  Ways to empower staff will be analyzed, as well as characteristics of a good leader.  Differentiation between management and leadership will be defined.  

Course Price: $109

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Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 contact hours, 6-Admin Hours)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between management and leadership
  • Recognize how staff empowerment relates to leadership
  • Discover the value of staff empowerment
  • Describe the characteristics of a good leader
  • Discuss the effects of the new philosophy of leadership and how it impacts culture change

Course Description

In these demanding times for long term care leaders, we must look for “new” leaders in our organizations.  Finding and training these new shining stars will be discussed in this interactive class.  Ways to empower staff will be analyzed, as well as characteristics of a good leader.  Differentiation between management and leadership will be defined.  

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 contact hours, 6-Administration Hours)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 2:30pm

Course Objectives

  • Learn general assisted living concepts pertinent to nursing
  • Discuss the relationship between the functional capacity screen, negotiated service agreements and health service plan.
  • Examine negotiated service agreement and health service plan development.
  • Explain medication management and other nursing function regulations.

Course Description

This class is designed to help the assisted living/residential healthcare/home plus nurse with some of the concepts learned in the operators course.  The relationship between the functional capacity screen, negotiated service agreement and health service plan will be discussed.  How to develop the negotiated service agreement and health service plan will be examined in detail.  The regulations regarding medication management and other nursing functions will also be explained.  If you have not taken the Assisted Living Operators Course and are currently working or hope to work in state licensed only adult care homes this class is definitely for you.

Course Price: $109
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Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.
Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 contact hours - 2 Administrative Hours, 4 Resident Care Hours)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:00am

Course Description

Communication and team building are important to any organization, especially long-term care.  This class will describe effective ways to communicate, explore the value of staff empowerment and other ways to build an effective team.  This class would be excellent for formal and informal leaders.  

Course Objectives

  • Identify strategies for building teams
  • Demonstrate how to be a valuable team member
  • Discuss the importance of customer service and team building
  • Describe effective communication techniques
  • Explore the value of staff empowerment when building an effective team 

Course Price: $109

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Contact Hours: 6  (6 Admin) (1 day, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Describe regulations that impact activities and quality for life of residents.
  • Define person centered activity approaches.
  • Explain activity approaches for people with dementia.
  • Demonstrate activity ideas.
  • Identify how meaningful activities are defined

Course Description

Life enhancement or activities are a crucial part of quality of life for residents in long-term care.  In so many communities the role of activities is shared with many staff members throughout the organization.  So often, staff do not feel comfortable conducting activities because they do not know what to do or how to do it.  This class will explore what the new role of life enhancement looks like.  The class will also have interactive portions that will spark creativity and provide resources to bring back to the community to enhance residents’ lives.

6 CEUs for licensed nurses, social workers, Adult Care Home Administrators and Operators (6-Resident Care).

Course Price: $109

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Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 contact hours, 6-Res Care Hours)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Identify communication techniques that minimize misunderstandings when working with people with dementia.
  • Identify environmental modifications that can improve the quality of life for persons with dementia
  • Discuss the effect restrictive diets have on people with dementia and identify alternatives to dietary restrictions
  • Name non-pharmacological techniques that could minimize distress in people with dementia
  • Define behavioral health

Course Description

Working with people with dementia is rewarding and challenging.  This course is designed to teach caregivers how to create an environment where people with dementia and the people working with them can thrive.  CMS is now requiring that skilled nursing communities analyze behavior health care, which includes dementia.  This course presents ways in which caregivers can promote a dementia-friendly environment by looking at the whole person.  The course also briefly discusses mental health and LTC care residents.  There will be an interactive discussion of how to individualize care for people with dementia, with an emphasis on non-pharmacological interventions. 

6 Resident Care Hours

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:30pm

Course Objectives

  • Identify communication techniques that minimize misunderstandings when working with people with dementia.
  • Identify environmental modifications that can improve the quality of life for persons with dementia
  • Discuss the effect restrictive diets have on people with dementia and identify alternatives to dietary restrictions
  • Name non-pharmacological techniques that could minimize distress in people with dementia
  • Define behavioral health

Course Description

Working with people with dementia is rewarding and challenging.  This course is designed to teach caregivers how to create an environment where people with dementia and the people working with them can thrive.  CMS is now requiring that skilled nursing communities analyze behavior health care, which includes dementia.  This course presents ways in which caregivers can promote a dementia-friendly environment by looking at the whole person.  The course also briefly discusses mental health and LTC care residents.  There will be an interactive discussion of how to individualize care for people with dementia, with an emphasis on non-pharmacological interventions. 

6 Resident Care Hours

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 contact hours, 6-Res Care Hours)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS