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20 Hour ARF & RCFE Carlsbad 2019

February 23, 2019 - February 24, 2019

20 Hour ARF & RCFE Continuing Education Units

ActivCare Bressi Ranch (limited seats, RSVP is a must)

6255 Nygard Street Carlsbad, CA 92009

Daily Schedule

7:30 – 8:00 am Sign-in/Coffee & Pastries

8:00 am-6:30 pm Education  (12-12:30 pm lunch on your own)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Destination Regulation

(4 hrs) Meets Subject Code 01 – Laws, regulations, policies and procedures RCFE#433-0401-28583 ARF#433-0401-28582

Compliance is not a bad word. This course will review ways Administrators can stay on top of what’s new in regulations while meeting the demands of residents and families. In this four (4) hour course, instructor(s) will review important regulations each administrator should have implemented and new California administrator laws impacting operations. A group discussion will be held on best practices to ensure compliance and administrator experiences in what happens in non-compliance status.  

Living Beyond Dementia: Implications for Empathic Care

(4 hrs) Meets Subject Code 11 – Alzheimer/ Dementia  RCFE# 433-0411-27502 ARF# 433-0411-27617

 The course will discuss how Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.
Understand and define the diagnosis of dementia.
Learn about the different types of dementia.
Learn medical and non-medical interventions to aid in the care of individuals diagnosed with dementia.
Learn three causes of reversible dementia and irreversible dementia.
Discuss the risks and benefits of current medications used to treat the behaviors associated with dementia.
Understand the importance of empathic communication.

Coping with Grief and Loss as a Professional

(2 hrs) Meets Subject Code 05 – Community & support services   RCFE# 433-0205-29832 ARF#433-0205-29831

Loss of functional abilities and death of residents are part of working in adult and elderly residential care. In this two (2) hour course, instructor(s) will learn the definition and stages of grief as well as to recognize its various manifestations. Appropriate behaviors and boundaries for staff interactions with grieving families and residents will be reviewed. Ideas and tools for managing and supporting grief among staff will also be reviewed. A group discussion will be held to share challenges and best practices to support staff in understanding their feelings while having a sustainable career in their field.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Best Practices for Family Involvement & Dealing with Dynamics

(3 hours) Meets Subject Code 04 – Psych/social needs RCFE# 433-0304-28334 ARF# 433-0304-28333

The purpose of this three hour course is to provide an overview of powerful communication, with a special emphasis on implementing skills to provide a more effective way to communicate and meet psychosocial needs of potential residents’ family members. Attendees will learn ways to find the best solution for each customer quickly, correctly and with a helpful attitude. This course is approved from DSS for administrators of RCFEs and ARFs. 

Creating a Community prepared to serve LGBT Older Adults

(2 hours) Meets subject code 04 – Psych/social needs. RCFE# 433-0204-28150 ARF# 433-0204-28149

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview and understanding of the culture of seniors who self-identify as LGBT. This course will focus on learning how to provide quality care to this group of individuals, focusing on creating a diverse, openly welcome, and empathic residential care community. At the end of the course, attendees will be equipped with the necessary skills to care for and support the needs of these individuals and their families.

End of Life Care for people with Dementia in RCFE setting

(2 hrs) Meets subject code 11 – Alzheimer/ Dementia RCFE#433-0211-28792 ARF#433-0211-28791

End-of-life care for residents with advanced dementia involves several key issues: appropriate management of symptoms including pain, behaviors and the involvement of programs such as hospice. Aggressive medical treatment for residents with advanced dementia is often inappropriate for medical reasons, has a low rate of success, and can have negative outcomes that hasten functional decline and death. This two-hour course will help attendees understand hospice care and how it is a helpful service for dementia residents.

Providing Incontinence care for your residents

(3 hrs) Meets subject code 06 – Physical Needs RCFE# 433-0306-28346 ARF# 433-0306-28345

In this 3- hour course, instructor(s) will review the different types of incontinence and how to provide proper care for those residents suffering from incontinence issues. People of all ages can suffer from incontinence, but the majority of those who suffer from this condition is over the age of sixty. Incontinence affects both men and women, but the underlying causes are quite different. It is also much more commonly found in women than it is in men. If not too severe, incontinence can be easily managed with the right products.Upon Completion of this course, individuals will be able to:
List the 5 types of incontinence
Describe ways to help residents with incontinence issues
Understand how incontinence affects residents’ quality of life and ways to improve incontinence issues
Review of regulations 87621, 87622, 87623 and 87625

Both Days $175, $85 for one day. Due to limited space there are no refunds. May transfer to another student or date if space available. Please review no-show/cancellation information in terms of service.


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