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Our courses are designed to help you meet your continuing education requirements as listed in 42 CFR 484.36 which means they are appropriate for family members, unlicensed caregivers, and direct care workers employed by Home Care and Assisted Living providers. Each training is assessable via online format (you have the option to take the course on your computer, your cell phone or iPad. Once you complete the training you will be prompted to take a test that is integrated into the training, you will receive an electronic certificate of completion that can be downloaded or printed as proof of your successful passing of the course. The minimum passing score for each course is 75%.

In the movie Grumpy Old Men, the main character, John (Jack Lemmon), and his lifelong friend Max (Walter Matthau) personify what it means to be grumpy grandpas. John and Max are both retired widowers who live mostly sedentary lives but enjoy fishing and socializing with family and friends. The characters they play suggest that the tendency to be moody or a grumpy grandpa is a normal part of aging, when in fact, it is not. However, there are some common occurrences as one ages that may impact the ability to participate in everyday activities.

The truth is that it is almost impossible to provide adequate support, when you are uncertain about what is attributed to the normal aging process as opposed to what is associated with disease. It is vital to ensure that as a frontline caregiver you have access to the information needed, so that you can manage the care of a client in a loving, efficient, and practical manner that is easily understood. In this course, the normal aging process is discussed. The differences between acute and chronic diseases are explored. The course concludes with suggestions so that you may assist those for whom you care maintain their highest level of functioning.

The Following is Covered in this Course:
  • The differences between normal aging and disease.

  • The differences between acute illness and chronic diseases.

  • Suggestions are provided so that you can assist the individuals you care for maintain their highest level of functioning.

Who this course is for:
  • Home Caregivers
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Family Caregivers
  • Non-Medical Home Caregivers
  • Companions

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