Education Resources

Education Resources

LeadingAge California offers an array of educational offerings to its members and non-members. In addition to the larger gatherings at our Annual Conference & Expo and our Policy & Leadership Summit, members have the opportunity to enhance their understanding of aging services in the comfort of their homes or offices through our partnership with three excellent online providers. 


NEW! CHEX eLearning by Corridor



Finally, a tool to simplify training and orientation that is tailored to home health and hospice providers. CHEX, Corridor's eLearning for Home Health and Hospice allows users to learn at their own pace anytime, anywhere. Starting with CHEX eLearning is easy!

Corridor's CHEX eLearning provides your organization with courses focused on meeting annual mandatory education and orientation training. Courses are specific to home health and hospice, management, leadership, HR compliance and many other categories with over 700 courses offered. Corridor offers CEs for nursing and select courses offer social work CEs. Courses meet current CMS, OSHA, HIPAA and accediting body guidelines. Download the list of available sessions..

LeadingAge California and Corridor Education Services have partnered to provide LeadingAge California members discounted pricing on purchases through Corridor's Bookstore and CHEX eLearning. All members will receive a 15% discount when using the LeadingAge California discount code at checkout.

 

The discount code is "AGING" and can be used on Corridor products. For additional information on CHEX eLearning click here. Questions or need assistance? Contact Peggy Patton at (913) 362-0600.


Webinars

The Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) is where individuals and health care providers go for caregiver training certification and state compliance. IPCed and its divisions of aQuire Training Solutions, CarePro and Medifecta Healthcare Training simplify workplace training requirements with flexible options that provide approved and appropriate training for caregivers in all 5 states. Training is delivered online, through DVDs or through blended training programs. If you need flexible compliance training options, look to IPCed.

 


Mather Lifeways Institute on Aging offers webinars throughout the year. You can register online by linking to Mather LifeWays.


California Medication Training Program

AB 2609 requires that all staff who assist with the self-administration of medications in residential care facilities for the elderly obtain training. LeadingAge California partnered with Advanced Healthcare Studies, LLC to offer its members a discount on the program (Item#TS008).

Dementia Caregiver Care Planning Tool

Do you help someone with memory loss? This tool can help find support that is right for you.

Welcome to Care Crowd VT!

LeadingAge California is very excited to partner with Care Crowd to bring you this revolutionary, online training platform that brings Clint Maun’s widespread experience and appeal to the whole of the care community, in the form of vital, invigorating training for care professionals of all levels and positions!.

For only $1.19 per day, per facility/site location, all the employees can have state-of-the-art, online, video-based training featuring Clint’s unique, magic touch. Care Crowd VT offers invigorating, entertaining, short and to-the-point chapters focusing on attitudes, customer services, teaming and advancement of the care professional. It is strategically priced at an easily affordable rate to make it accessible to even the smallest care providers. Organizations of any size can learn to create stellar customer outcomes and add millions of success stories to the state of the care profession.

The Care Crowd training is comprised of the following courses:
• Care is Cool
• Customers are Great
• Teaming Makes it Easier
• I (personally) Make the Difference.

With the special LeadingAge member discount the cost for a 3-year site license is $1,300, per facility/site location. It includes unlimited site users, unlimited use, managerial oversight/administration built-in, training certifications and NAB administrator CEUs. For more information check out the Care Crowd website www.carecrowd.org/leadingage

NHAP Resources

Link to the most recent Nursing Home Administrator forms on the California Department of Public Health website. Questions? Call the NHAP at (916) 552-8780.

The SCAN Foundation

The SCAN Foundation is an independent public charity devoted to transforming care for older adults in ways that preserve dignity and encourage independence. Through its 2009 themed request for proposals, they have supported five grantees to develop a series of continuing education curricula (in-services) for certified nursing assistants (CNA) and home health aides (HHA). The curricula are available at no cost for employers of direct care workers to use as part of their training.

Palliative Care Models - CSU Institute for Palliative Care

Palliative Care Models defines and describes the seven predominant palliative care models, including the services typically provided, the care setting(s), as well as staffing considerations. You and your team will also learn about the benefits and challenges of each model in relation to continuity of care. Learn more


ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION PROCESSING

Don’t Wait until the Last Minute to Renew Administrator Applications - $$$$ Fees

ACS data shows many administrators are renewing administrator certificate applications too close to the expiration date on the certificate. The ACS sends out a 90-day notice prior to each administrator’s certificate expiration date. This is a reminder to send in your renewal application, not a reminder to take your continuing education training program courses.

  • Administrators need to allow 90 days for the processing of renewal applications from the date that the ACS receives it.
  • Administrators can check the application dates that are currently being processed by ACS on the ACS website
  • Administrators can also check the status of applications via the ACS automated telephone system at (916) 653-9300. Administrators need to have the certificate number ready to insert into the interactive system for the status of the application.
  • Administrators who submit late renewal applications are subject to a non-refundable delinquency fee of three hundred dollars ($300).

UNDERSTANDING CERTIFICATES OF COURSE COMPLETION

Only CDSS approved vendors and courses are allowed for CDSS administrators.

  • The ACS continues to receive course certificates from unapproved vendors, submitted by administrators as part of their renewal applications. Only certificates issued by a CDSS approved vendor with the required information can be used for continuing education course credits.
  • A certificate of course completion must be signed by the vendor or the vendor’s authorized representative and include: the vendor name and vendor number, the course name and course number, the course hours, date, time, and location of the course.
  • If there is no vendor name and number and/or no course name and course number, it is most likely not a CDSS approved course. Note: *CPI Blue Cards are not accepted without the accompanying certificate of completion. Only courses that are provided directly by CPI, not a secondary instructor, will have course approval codes.
  • A list of CDSS approved vendors is available on the ACS webpage.
  • It is important that all vendors and administrators understand what information is required on a course completion certificate in order to be accepted by ACS. The ACS is dedicating space in this issue of the Insider to ensure that vendors and administrators clearly understand course completion certificates, as well as the required content.