Dimensions of Mental Health
This course focuses on improving quality of care by providing the knowledge and skills needed to understand and more effectively recognize and appropriately respond to mental health problems and disorders. Also includes legal responsibilities; personal resilience and self-care; patient safety; therapeutic settings; healing environments; treatment approaches; and principles, techniques, and skills needed to recognize and appropriately respond to aggressive behavior.
Principles and Practices in Restorative Care
This course focuses on improving the quality of resident care by providing the knowledge and skills needed to deliver restorative care that increases residents’ self-esteem and to helps them achieve and maintain the highest possible physical, mental, and psychosocial function. Included is information needed to assist residents to independently perform activities of daily living (ADLs), range of motion (ROM), use adaptive equipment and assistive devices to promote self-reliance, and apply restoration principles when communicating and coaching with the goal of encouraging progression in resident independence and self-reliance.
Basics of Dementia Care
This course focuses on improving the quality of care for residents with dementia by providing resident-centered care which demonstrates respect and dignity for each resident; helping achieve and maintain the highest possible physical, mental, and psychosocial function; understanding the cause and effectively responding to common behaviors caused by dementia; ensuring a safe restraint-free environment; providing support to family members; assisting with pain relief; and, at final stages of dementia, delivering effective and compassionate end-of-life care.