Continuing Education

Activity Director Certification Services offers the following CEU courses all in a NCCAP approved home study format. These courses are designed to fit into the Activity Professional’s busy schedule with the convenience of working in the Activity Professional’s individual facility environment. The courses are very hands-on and experiential in nature which engages the student outside of the traditional learning methods. These courses are also appropriate to use for NCCAP specialty tracks. Contact Activity Director Certification Services for further details.


 

“Canned Soup or Make Your Own Chef Salad:
Meeting the Individual Leisure Preferences for Each Resident”

NCCAP approved for 13 CEU’s/$125.00

The purpose of this course is to enhance activity program delivery in long term care through experiential learning. Throughout the course, students will investigate areas including; individualization, adaptations, sensitivity to various resident social histories, resident preferences, resources, facility involvement, and survey compliance. The student will audit activity assessments for accuracy of data and then compare this data against the current activity program. This will increase the therapeutic value of the activity program in providing meaningful activities to each resident ensuring the program is adapted to each resident’s level of ability while meeting individual needs and interests.

Objectives include:

1. Understanding the needs of the aging

2.Getting a clear picture of the residents served

3.Ensuring resident data is current and accurate

4.Realizing the impact of leisure in our lives

5.Promoting teamwork

6.Recognizing appropriate approaches

7.Utilizing all necessary skills and resources in providing a meaningful activity program while being survey ready


“Effective Programming for
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Residents”

NCCAP approved for 6.5 CEU’s/$65.00

The purpose of this course is to enrich the lives of residents suffering from Alzheimers and dementia through quality activity programs that focus on engagement, nurturing, person-centered, and sensory stimulation. Caring for someone with Alzheimers or dementia is a challenge in multiple ways. Simple everyday tasks become increasingly difficult. Individuals diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimers can benefit from actively engaging in meaningful leisure past times which will promote feelings of purpose and self-worth. They may not remember why they feel good, but the emotions of happiness, usefulness, and empowerment will stay with the individual. This helps family members, staff and most importantly, the resident, have a better day. This is the ultimate goal for providing quality programming. *This course is developed primarily for those Activity Professionals working in facilities with Memory Care Units, but can be adapted.

Objectives:

1. Understanding Alzheimers and dementia

2. Definitions and Types

3. Effective Ways to Handle Challenging Behaviors

4. Good Communication Techniques

5. Finding Support Systems

6. Benefits of Activity-Focused Care

7. Assessment of Leisure Interests

8. Program Ideas and Implementation


“Enhancing Wellness Through Sensory Stimulation”

NCCAP approved for 8 CEUs/$80.00

The purpose of this course is to enhance activity program delivery in long term care through sensory programs while focusing on Wellness and the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle regardless of age and capabilities. Throughout the course, students will identify the 6 Dimensions of Wellness, the 6 senses, and investigate areas including; individualization, adaptations and modifications, sensitivity to various resident social histories, resident preferences, and resources.

Objectives include:

1. Understanding the needs of the aging

2. Learn innovative programming modalities

3. How to integrate the 6 Dimensions of Wellness into sensory based activity programs

4. Develop strategies for individualizing, adapting, and implementing programs to all levels of functioning

5. Learn to focus on what each resident can do rather than what they cannot do


“Assessing Individual Resident Sensory Preferences”

NCCAP approved for 10.5 CEUs/$95.00

The purpose of this course is to enhance activity program delivery in long term care through sensory programs while focusing on the individual resident preferences and leisure interests. Throughout the course, the student will identify the 6 senses and investigate areas including: individualization, adaptations and modifications, sensitivity to various resident social histories, resident preferences, and resources.

Objectives include:

1. Understanding the needs of the aging

2. Learn innovative programming modalities

3. How to integrate sensory based activity programs

4. Develop strategies for individualizing, adapting, and implementing programs to all levels of functioning

5. Learn to focus on what each resident can do rather than what they cannot do


To request more information on continuing education training for activity professionals in long term care including fees and registration, click here.