Expired2019-2020 Caring Connection Aide Series

  • Client Centered Care
    July 11, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Nutrition and Hydration
    August 8, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Advanced Directives & Patient Rights
    September 12, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • HIPAA & Confidentiality
    October 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Alzheimer's & Dementia
    November 14, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Maintaining Client Dignity
    December 12, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Falls Prevention
    January 9, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February Topic TBA
    February 13, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Infection Prevention & Control
    March 12, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Home Care Safety
    April 9, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Animals in Patient Care
    May 14, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Recognizing Violence & Patient Abuse
    June 10, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An investment in staff education is an investment in quality customer service for all types of agencies.

 Your direct care staff needs quality educational offerings on caregiver topics important to them, and we have it!  This specialized monthly webinar series, geared for direct home care staff, offers a one-hour educational webinar, plus a concise newsletter handout for reference.  All webinars are accessible via a website or phone number.  Log-in information will be provided to all registrants one week before the event. Pre-registration is required.

These webinars, offered the second Thursday of each month, can be used to help meet the 12 hours per year educational requirements under the Medicare Conditions of Participation for home health and hospice agencies.  Every session includes handouts, a quiz and answer key and customizable certificates of completion.




July 11, 2019

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Client Centered Care

Speaker: Kathie Smith, RN, BSN

Description: Client Centered Care focuses on the patient as an individual and takes into account the individual person’s likes, dislikes and what makes for a “good day” along with the tasks necessary to carry out the assigned plan of care. This teleconference will focus on how to see the patient as a unique individual in providing patient centered care.


August 8, 2019

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Nutrition and Hydration

Speaker: Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN

Description: Nutrition and hydration are necessary to sustain life. The provision of food and water is frequently related to the providing of comfort and nourishment as well as to the giving of life and preserving of life. Adequate nutrition has many advantages to the human body. This presentation will explore some of those, such as: healing, prevention and good health. We will also discuss the element of safety related to nutrition and hydration with a focus on the patient with advanced illness and those at end of life.


September 12, 2019

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Advance Directives & Patient Rights

Speaker: Jane Garrett, RN, BSN, MHSA

Description: Legal and ethical responsibilities of the healthcare staff regarding Advance Directives are described from the patient and caregiver’s perspectives. The types of various Advance Directives are explained along with examples and the practical application of this fundamental patient right.


October 10, 2019

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in HIPAA and Confidentiality

Speaker: Michelle White, DNP, RN, CNL

Description: This workshop will focus on assisting your In-Home Aides in understanding HIPAA and confidentiality guidelines. This workshop will offer practical tips to ensure that the para-professional adheres to the required privacy standards. Also included: the impact of social media such as Facebook, My Space, YouTube and cell phones, text messages, etc.


November 14, 2019

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Speaker: Kathie Smith, RN, BSN

Description: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a type of dementia that affects thought, memory and language.  As the disease gets worse, people often need more and more care. This can be hard for caregivers and can affect their physical and mental health, family life, job and finances. In home aides play a vital role in helping to care for these patients and provide important respite to family caregivers. This teleconference will assist the in-home aide in being able to describe the role they play in helping to manage patients with AD.


December 12, 2019

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Maintaining Client Dignity

Speaker: Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN

Description: It is the responsibility of every health care staff member to maintain the dignity of their patients with every contact they have with them. The Nurse Aide works with most patients in an intimate way with the duties assigned to them. This presentation will list strategies to ensure the patient’s dignity is protected.


January 9, 2020

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Falls Prevention

Speaker: Jane Garrett, RN, BSN, MHSA

Description:  In this session, there will be a discussion of the many challenges aides face daily in protecting their patients from injury, particularly those resulting from accidental falls. Additionally, as the number of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia continues to grow, we all have the added challenge of managing the manifestations of dementia that may increase the risk of falls.


February 13, 2020


Speakers: John Conrad and Libby Hart, RN



March 12, 2020

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Infection Prevention and Control

Speaker: Michelle White, DNP, RN, CNL

Description: This workshop will focus on understanding the basic principles of infection prevention and control. This workshop will also focus on Blood Borne Pathogens and the principles surrounding transmission and methods in which the aide can protect themselves and the patient.


April 9, 2020

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Home Care Safety

Speaker: Kathie Smith, RN, BSN

Description: Safety hazards can exist in many areas of the client’s home and the hazards may increase the risk of client falls and other injuries. This workshop will cover ways the In-Home aide can help the client to make their home safer and avoid injury to the client and worker.


May 14, 2020

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Understanding the Role of Animals in Patient Care

Speaker: Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN

Description: Do you find that many of your patients have animals as pets and do you wonder why? This presentation will explain the importance of animals to patients. The animal may provide a level of love and care for patients that they get from no other source. There may be times that having to deal with animals in the home are challenging and we will discuss strategies to consider making your visits as pleasing as possible despite those challenges.


June 11, 2020

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Recognizing Violence and Patient Abuse

Speaker: Jane Garrett, RN, BSN, MHSA

Description: Many cases of abuse in elderly patients are not reported because they often must decide whether to tell someone they are being hurt or continue being abused by someone they depend upon or care for deeply. This webinar will provide information on recognizing signs of patient abuse and violence and the importance of reporting appropriately.

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