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Activity Director

This course is designed to give you the training and insight in working with the activity programs in nursing homes.

Activity Director
$845.00 (USD)




  1. Unit 1
    1. History of long-term care
    2. Philosophy of person-centered care
    3. Basic knowledge of the aging process
    4. Misconceptions
    5. Physical Changes
    6. Cognitive changes: Dementia, Alzheimer's
    7. Mental Health/Illness
    8. Psychosocial needs
    9. Overview of applicable regulations
    10. The Survey Process
    11. OBRA resident rights
    12. Regulations
    13. Advocacy in self-determination
    14. Resident/family councils
  2. Unit 2
    1. Types and techniques used for the admission and discharge process
    2. Principles of documentation
    3. Basic performance skills
    4. Management of internal support staff, budgeting, supplies and outside resources
    5. Getting to know the person
    6. Person Centered Care Plan Development
    7. Evaluation of care plan effectiveness
  3. Unit 3
    1. Role of the Activity Director
    2. Programming Options
    3. Various therapies in activity programming
    4. Options and Uses for Adaptive Equipment and Interventions
    5. Management of resident and community volunteers
  4. Unit 4
    1. Documentation
    2. Infection Control
    3. Optimal use of environment
    4. Establish and facilitate group and individual participation
    5. Clinical experience





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Continuing Education
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 US

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