Upcoming Courses - Continuing Education

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 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)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 8:00am

Course Objectives

  • Discuss motor and non-motor symptoms common in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Report the relevance of multidisciplinary teams, including movement disorder specialists, in the care of those with PD
  • Explain the importance of “on time medication administration” for those with PD
  • Develop a transfer plan for those with PD so that medication reconciliation is initiated with receiving hospitals/health care settings
  • List important topics for an in-service program for caregivers and licensed personnel caring for those with PD

Course Description

Learning what you don’t know you don’t know!

For more than 20 years only Alzheimer’s Disease has beat out Parkinson’s Disease (PD) as the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world (Tanner and Goldman, 1996).  As many as one million Americans are living with PD in our country today.  The most recent statistics reveal almost 10% of nursing home residents in the United States have been diagnosed with PD (Hoegh, Ibrahim, Chibnall, Zaidi, & Grossberg, 2013).

Are you using the most recent evidence-based information about Parkinson’s Disease to care for these vulnerable individuals?  Do you know the “premotor symptoms” of PD?  Are you confident in your understanding of medications and medication administration to quell the symptoms of PD?

Have breakfast with other nurse leaders in the area and learn how you can provide the highest level of evidence-based care to those in your homes who have Parkinson’s Disease. 

Course Price: $35
Calendar - View the Course Calendar.
Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.
Contact Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (1 contact hour, 1-Res Care Hour)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • State communication techniques to minimize misunderstandings in 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.  There will be an interactive discussion of how to individualize care for people with dementia, with an emphasis on non-pharmacological interventions.

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • State communication techniques to minimize misunderstandings in 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.  There will be an interactive discussion of how to individualize care for people with dementia, with an emphasis on non-pharmacological interventions.

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 9:00am

ONE DAY TOWARD CULTURE CHANGE

6 CEUs for Nurses, Social Workers, and Administrators

$99 per person

Lakeview Village in Lenexa, Kansas 

Person Directed Care and Culture Change improves the lives of individuals living in long-term care.  It restores dignity, respect, and privacy that have been taken away from them in institutional model nursing homes.
No matter where you are on the journey, this one day program will help your team gain inspiration, momentum and practical solutions to transform from ‘Institutional Thinking’ toward ‘Home’ and Person-Directed Living.
It takes a team to make it happen.  We will educate and equip participants with a practical, reality-based plan to jump-start your community toward culture change.
 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of culture change on the lives of the people who live and work in nursing homes
  • Learn tips to successfully implement culture change
  • Identify responsibilities in developing and implementing culture change
  • Develop a team plan for implementing culture change
  • Evaluate the quality of life and financial benefits of person directed care

 Who Should Attend:

  • Administrators
  • DONs
  • Nurses & CNAs
  • Social Workers
  • Activity Personnel
  • Dietary
  • Environmental Services

Class size is limited. Register online today.

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Lenexa, KS
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 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.  

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 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.  

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Provide brief overview of the long-term care environment.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the paid nutrition assistant.
  • Discuss resident centered concepts regarding eating and dining.
  • Cite resident rights pertaining to resident dining.
  • Demonstrate caring techniques for residents with special needs.
  • Examine proper positioning for meals.
  • Identify procedures for a safe dining experience.
  • Explain fundamentals of good nutrition in the elderly.

Course Description

Paid nutrition assistant is an individual who is paid to assist residents of an adult care home, with eating, and who provides such assistance under the supervision of a registered professional or licensed practical nurse.  This course, taught by Evergreen’s Director of Health, will be interactive and resident centered.  The class is perfect for anyone that wants to assist residents with eating and has not been trained as a CNA.  

Course Price: $199

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

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

Contact Hours: 2 Day Class, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (12 contact hours, 12-Res Care Hours)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 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

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