Home Health Classes and Educational Sessions

The following tables list the education sessions that may be available for community presentations. Sessions are dependent on speaker availability, as some of the sessions have limited speakers (all areas have speakers).

Please send a request to Carolyn Dumont to verify and make arrangements (please provide 3–4 weeks in advance to ensure printed materials can be sent to you and so a speaker can be determined).


Healthcare Topics

Sessions on the ever-changing world of healthcare
Title of PresentationBrief DescriptionLength of TimeAudienceCEUs available 
Celtic's Journey ProgramIdentify eligible patients for each of the 3 pathways for the Celtic Journey Program. Life is a Journey. It is about choices. Every one of us is individual. Each of us is unique. So are our illnesses and our response to treatment. It is all about the right care at the right time for each unique individual patient and their loved ones.

Explore the options of home healthcare, palliative, and hospice care when facing end-of-life decisions.
1.0 hoursDischarge planners,
Hospital and SNF staff
ALF nurses and administrators
Community education
SN (PA)
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It Takes a Healthcare Community to Reduce Acute Care HospitalizationsExplores 12 Best Practices to reduce acute care hospitalizations including: Hospitalizations Risk Assessments, Medication Management, Telehealth, Frontloading Visits, Improving Physician Relationships, Immunizations, Transitional Care, Self- Management, and Disease Management.
(Great to do a series with: It Takes a Healthcare Community to Reduce ACH & Care Transitions)
1.0 hoursDischarge planners,
Hospital and SNF staff
ALF nurses and administrators
Community education
SN (PA)
SW (PA & MD) – PA needs to also complete the Care Transitions session for SW CEUs

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Improving Care Transitions for Better Patient OutcomesCare Transitions is a national trend to improve safety and outcomes for patients moving from one setting to another or one location to another location. We will look at 4 key models and the significance for the healthcare industry.
(Great to do a series with: It Takes a Healthcare Community to Reduce ACH & Care Transitions)
1.0 hoursDischarge planners,
Hospital and SNF staff
ALF nurses and administrators
SN (PA)
SW (PA & MD) – PA needs to also complete the Care Transitions session for SW CEUs

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Chronic Disease Quality of Life and TherapyDiscussion of various Quality of Life studies related to Heart Failure, Diabetes, and Wounds and the benefit of therapy services to improve quality.1.0 to 1.5 hoursNursing and TherapistsNone at this time
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Medication Management: Interdisciplinary Approach to Improved OutcomesMedication Management is a significant issue that impacts hospitalization rates. Learn more about how to integrate all disciplines to improve medication management.1.0 to 1.5 hoursNurses, TherapistsSN (PA)

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Chronic Evidence-Based Approach to Geriatric CareTherapy evidence-based tools for geriatric population. How to determine if evidence-base and appropriate to different settings.2.0 hoursTherapistPT (MD)
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Gait VelocityA simple assessment to determine a person’s gait speed which assesses risk of falls or potential for healthcare complications. This session will demonstrate how easy to perform this assessment and how to make plans on addressing the risks.1.0 hoursTherapists, Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Discharge PlannersPT (PA)
SW (PA & MD).

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Hospice Topics

Specific session dealing with issues related to Hospice care
Title of PresentationBrief DescriptionLength of TimeAudienceCEUs available 
Advance DirectivesPresentation discussing different types of Advance Directives. Practice how to approach patient/residents about Advance Directives.1.0 hoursNurses, Social Workers, Discharge Planners , AidesSN (PA)
SW (PA & MD)

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Pain & Symptom Management (Hospice)Common signs & symptoms for Hospice patients with intervention strategies1.0 hoursNurses, Social Workers, Discharge Planners , AidesSN (PA)
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Death & DyingSigns & symptoms of end of life and interventions to assist pt and family1.0 hoursNurses, Social Workers, Discharge Planners , AidesSN (PA)
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Hospice & Heart FailureSigns & symptoms & Interventions for caring for end-stage Heart Failure (HF) patients1.0 hoursNurses, Social Workers, Discharge Planners , AidesSN (PA)
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Hospice & COPDSigns & symptoms & Interventions for caring for end-stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients1.0 hoursNurses, Social Workers, Discharge Planners , AidesSN (PA)
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Hospice & CancerSigns & symptoms & Interventions for caring for end-stage Cancer patients1.0 hoursNurses, Social Workers, Discharge Planners , AidesSN (PA)
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Hospice & DementiaSigns & symptoms & Interventions for caring for Dementia patients1.0 hoursNurses, Social Workers, Discharge Planners , AidesSN (PA)
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Is Hospice for the Dying Patient or Just Cancer PatientsExplore Palliative and Hospice Care for patient with a variety of end stage diseases. Learn more about how Hospice care can improved quality of life.1.5 hoursDischarge planners,
Hospital and SNF staff
ALF nurses and administrators
Community education
SN (PA)
SW (PA & MD) - PA needs to have a second hospice session – which will be available in May.

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Disease Management Topics

Sessions related to specific Disease Management
Title of PresentationBrief DescriptionLength of TimeAudienceCEUs available 
Managing Heart Failure at Home
A 60 minute session on successful management of Heart Failure at home, and appropriate interventions following a hospitalization (e.g. homecare, disease management and telehealth).1.0 hoursNurses, Social Workers, Discharge PlannersSN (PA)
SW – Pending

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Compulsive Hoarding for Care ManagersThis session explore what hoarding is clinically, how to set up plans of action and the use of home health services including therapies to improve patient outcomes.2.0 hoursNurses, Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Community Service staffSN (PA)
SW (PA & MD)

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Evidence-Based Therapeutic Interventions for Heart FailureExplore many different evidence-based tools to assist therapists in providing better patient care for heart failure.Therapists (PTs and OTs)
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The Low-Down on Pressure UlcersLearn about prevention of pressure ulcers, assessing and staging pressure ulcers, evidence-based treatments, and measures for prevention.Discharge Planners
Hospital, SNF and ALF nurses
SN (PA)
SW (PA & MD).

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Occupational Safety & Healthcare Administration (OSHA) Topics

Sessions on OSHA
Title of PresentationBrief DescriptionLength of TimeAudienceCEUs available 
OSHA: Handwashing & PPEOSHA standards on Handwashing and Protective Personal Equipment (PPE)0.5 hoursNurses, Aides, Social Workers, TherapistsSN (PA)
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OSHA: Bloodborne PathogensEducation on exposure, prevention, evaluation & Follow-Up of Bloodborne pathogens (e.g. Hepatitis, HIV)1.0 hoursNurses, Aides, Social Workers, TherapistsSN (PA)
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OSHA: MRSA & VRE InfectionsLearn on how MRSA & VRE are spread, prevented, treatment and care of patient/resident.1.0 hoursNurses, Aides, Social Workers, TherapistsSN (PA)
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MRSA & VRE InfectionsThis session discussed two significant antibiotic resistant organisms and ways to help prevent the spread.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Assisted Living Topics

Sessions on additional Assisted Living Education Topics
Title of PresentationBrief DescriptionLength of TimeAudienceCEUs available 
Infection Control for Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing FacilitiesOSHA standards on Handwashing, standard precautions and Protective Personal Equipment (PPE)1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Safety Management & Hazard PreventionMeasure to prevent injury to self or to patients.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Food Handling & SanitationProper method to handle foods to prevent contamination.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Body Mechanics & TransfersCorrect method to lift, turn or transfer residents without injury.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Fall PreventionIdentifying residents who may be at-risk for falls and interventions for prevention.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Care of the Incontinent ResidentKey assessment items and measures to manage a resident who is incontinent of urine or bowels.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Medications & Falls – The ConnectionA look at common medications that can increase the risk of falling.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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The Older Adult Protection Service ActLearn about the Older Adult Protection Service Act and how it impacts working with elderly residents and what is required to be reported.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Influenza & Pneumonia ImmunizationInfluenza & Pneumonia affect the elderly putting them at risk of hospitalizations and death. Learn more about the vaccines.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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MRSA & VRE InfectionsThis session discussed two significant antibiotic resistant organisms and ways to help prevent the spread.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Overview of Antibiotic TreatmentLearn more about antibiotics discovery, purpose, and issues.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Meal Preparation & Feeding ResidentsRecognizing all the components for preparing meals and feeding residents1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Gerontology: Expected Changes with AgingExplore normal changes as people age as well as myths. Key ways to keep the elderly healthy as they age.
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Understanding and Caring for People with Dementia, Mental Illness, and other Mental Disabilities
Nutrition in Aging
Discuss how to assist people with dementia or other mental illness/disabilities and to gain insight on their perspective.
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Personal Hygiene in AgingSession for good personal care in the elderly person including skin care.
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Understanding and Caring for People with Mobility Problems in AgingThis session will look at how mobility is impacted as people age and a look at different aides for walking such as canes, walkers, etc. and aids for transfers.
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Predicting and Preventing PneumoniaThis education session will look at how pneumonia effects the elderly and the prevention vaccine to help reduce deaths and hospitalizations.
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Predicting and Preventing Skin Ulcers & WoundsA look at how to reduce the risk of patients/residents with skin ulcers and wounds, including pressure ulcers.
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Predicting and Preventing Diabetic Complications
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Predicting and Preventing Heart FailureExplore factors that can prevent or help identify people at risk for heart failure. Additionally causes of heart failure and the effects the body.
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Predicting and Preventing DepressionDepression in the elderly is growing at alarming rates. Learn about symptoms, prevention and treatment measures.
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Personal Care and BathingSafe practices when bathing resident in bed, chair, tub or shower as well as appropriate skin and nail care.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Medication Management (including Self-Management)Learn more about safe practices with assisting residents with self-management of their own medications, information about what problems or issues the resident may have with medications – no matter who is administering the medications.1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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Body Mechanics & ErgonomicsLearn basic body mechanics for resident care as well as other tasks you may be doing in the work environment1.0 hoursNurses and Aides at ALSN (PA)
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