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ERIC Number: ED462664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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Elder Health and Related Problems in Assisted Living: A Learning Module for Employees.
McKinnon, Cole
The Commonwealth's Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) regulates assisted living facilities in Massachusetts. Prior to active employment, all staff and contracted providers who have direct contact with residents must receive a six-hour orientation. Also, employees must receive on-going training and in-service education to reinforce the initial training. No clear passage exists as to who is responsible for the enforcement of these regulations and it appears that assisted living facilities stand alone in their responsibility to comply with the regulations. Included in this paper is a syllabus for a training course for all employees of the assisted living community. Section 1 includes the introduction, the essential principles of seniors' health care, and six strategies seniors can use to maintain or regain health. The second section encompasses specific health-related physical problems and health- related psychological problems. Section 3 covers common chronic diseases of seniors and interventions for staying healthy. Information is also included on a training video, a workbook and unit tests that accompany the course material. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts