Continuing Education Seminars

 

CEU_seminarFor over 15 years, Longtree & Associates has been a proven leader in the delivery of topical information to health care providers via our Continuing Education Seminars.

All nurses, social workers, nursing home and assisted living administrators require continuing education units yearly to maintain their license or certification. To add value to your company’s relationship with these key decision influencers and others, including family members, physicians, and counselors, consider engaging one of our CE-approved seminars for your marketing outreach activities.

All of Longtree & Associates’ CE seminars are National Administrator Board (NAB) approved, and therefore recognized in all states. Additional state-specific Board of Social Work and Board of Nursing approvals are attached to a variety of our seminars. CE seminars, held at your location, generate interest and traffic to your facility or community, and prove to be worthwhile investments in promoting visibility and awareness of your services.

Please see below for a partial list of our current seminars ready for presentation at your location. These programs are approved for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Assisted Living Administrators, and Nurses.

Unless noted otherwise, all seminars are approved for up to 3.0 CEs.

 

Hot Topics for 2017!

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) older adult faces many challenges in gaining acceptance and aging with dignity, respect and inclusion in the broader long term care community. This course presents these challenges and promotes opportunities for advocacy for the LGBT elder, as long term care professionals and organizations develop greater skills in assisting this ever-growing segment of the population. This course is designed for Social Workers and other health care other professionals who work with the elderly in the long term care setting.

This seminar reviews how social workers and other health care professionals can provide effective and ethical guidance and assistance to individuals and their loved ones who are confronting advanced care planning decision-making. Attendees will gain an understanding of the key steps in assessing a resident’s end of life care plan needs and the barriers confronting self-advocacy, as well as identify strategies to assist in developing an advanced care plan.

Social workers and other health care professionals are called upon to serve an ever-increasing volume of patients presenting with some form of dementia, whether due to impairments such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or due to brain injury. This course examines myriad aspects of dementia and identifies assessment tools to help the professional distinguish between dementia, delirium and depression. This course is designed for Social Workers, RNs and other professionals who work with the elderly in the long term care setting.

The course will examine the new requirements for participation so that the nursing home administrator and other key long-term care professionals fully understand the changes and the new requirements. This education program will ensure that key facility staff members will comprehend all the major provisions in these regulations with compliance dates for all three phases and can prepare their staff for the changes still to come.


 

Some of our outstanding seminars:

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) older adult faces many challenges in gaining acceptance and aging with dignity, respect and inclusion in the broader long term care community. This course presents these challenges and promotes opportunities for advocacy for the LGBT elder, as long term care professionals and organizations develop greater skills in assisting this ever-growing segment of the population. This course is designed for Social Workers and other health care other professionals who work with the elderly in the long term care setting.

This seminar reviews how social workers and other health care professionals can provide effective and ethical guidance and assistance to individuals and their loved ones who are confronting advanced care planning decision-making. Attendees will gain an understanding of the key steps in assessing a resident’s end of life care plan needs and the barriers confronting self-advocacy, as well as identify strategies to assist in developing an advanced care plan.

Social workers and other health care professionals are called upon to serve an ever-increasing volume of patients presenting with some form of dementia, whether due to impairments such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or due to brain injury. This course examines myriad aspects of dementia and identifies assessment tools to help the professional distinguish between dementia, delirium and depression. This course is designed for Social Workers, RNs and other professionals who work with the elderly in the long term care setting.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with one out of three seniors dying with a diagnosis of this condition or that of a related dementia. These sobering statistics indicate an ever-growing need for timely, accurate and informative education about this devastating condition affecting so many.

Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease or a related form of dementia. This course serves as a platform for social workers and other professionals to gain a deeper understanding of various aspects of the disease, including diagnosis, treatment, emotional and behavioral management, and caregiver support. This course, developed and approved by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, is a prerequisite toward becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Elder abuse is an increasingly important concern for professionals who are responsible for the physical, emotional and financial well-being of the seniors in their care. This course will assist social workers in recognizing the signs and symptoms of various forms of elder abuse and gaining strategies for responding to elder abuse.

This course examines the three most common types of bullying behaviors exhibited in many eldercare settings: physical bullying, emotional bullying and social bullying. Health Care Professionals will learn effective interventions, strategies and best practice techniques that will assist them in recognizing the signs of bullying and how to effectively avert a potential bullying episode.

Disaster response and crisis management in long term care settings, must effectively address the emotional, mental and physical aspects of the geriatric and disabled patient. This course reveals strategies and techniques that the social worker and other health care professionals can employ when dealing with the elderly and disabled during a disaster and its recovery period.

This course is designed to help participants identify the physical, practical, spiritual and creative challenges and needs of older adults, and to discover a variety of tools that can be used to sustain the spirit and decrease feelings of isolation in older adults. A multidisciplinary approach will encourage participants to view the needs of older adults from different perspectives in an effort to meet the needs of the “whole person”.

This seminar will help social workers, nurses and all long term care professionals enhance their understanding of their role in assisting residents with morbid obesity. Attendees will gain information on the most current interventions and treatments for these patients, and will increase their understanding of the psycho-social, nutritional and physical aspects of obesity.

Cultural diversity in American society and, indeed, the world, has been acknowledged with increased frequency over the past several decades. This seminar is a direct response to the challenges facing long term care professionals who are broadening their skill sets in cultural competence and ethical conduct essential for effective response to this diversity. The course is designed for Nursing Home Administrators, Assisted Living Administrators Social Workers, Case Managers (beginning and intermediate) and other professionals who work with the elderly in the long-term care setting.

Effective patient care and case management in acute and long term care settings require the Utilization Review process to be readily understood and appropriately applied by the interdisciplinary team, consisting of Nursing Home Administrators, Assisted Living Administrators Social Workers and other health care professionals involved with patient care.

The course will examine the new requirements for participation so that the nursing home administrator and other key long-term care professionals fully understand the changes and the new requirements. This education program will ensure that key facility staff members will comprehend all the major provisions in these regulations with compliance dates for all three phases and can prepare their staff for the changes still to come.


 

If you’re interested in a seminar topic that was not listed above, or to discuss your CE seminar requirements, pricing, and for further information on our services, please contact us.