Upcoming Courses - Continuing Education

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

Registration: Register for Class

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
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 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, August 7, 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)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, August 16, 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)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, August 23, 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
Calendar - View the Course Calendar.
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
Wednesday, September 11, 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)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, September 13, 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)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, September 25, 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

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
Wednesday, October 9, 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

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

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

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

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00am

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

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