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Know the 10 Early Signs: Learn to detect the first signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Early detection helps patient and families plan better.
Effective Communication: Learn how to decode verbal and nonverbal messages from a person suffering dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.
Medication Training: This class is required by the state of Oregon for all Home Matters caregivers. The course will cover all aspects of medication administration, mandatory reporting laws, Foley catheter use, and narcotic management.
Early Stage Alzheimer’s: Learn the specific symptoms of this illness and productive coping strategies.
Durable Medical Equipment and Fall Prevention: Know the measures to take to ensure safety in your home. Learn the cost and when the need arises for DME.
Meeting the Emotional Needs of Clients: Learn to maintain professional boundaries, how to empathize and entertain clients, and how to deal with clients refusing to eat, take medication, suffering depression and or having suicidal thoughts.
Fatal 4: Review of the DHS protocol for the 4 most prevalent causes of death in the elderly population: seizures, falls, dehydration and constipation.
Diabetic Nutrition: Reviews of proper IDDM and NIDDM nutrition and ranges of CBG in the diabetic person, National Diabetic Association, proper delegation of tasks.
Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke: Review signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke and how to react and when to call 911.
Hospice Care: We will address description of medications, MARS, narcotics and count sheets, use of the Foley catheter and O2 concentrator, proper positioning, and delegated wound care.
Parkinson’s, ALS & MS: Review symptoms of all and effective care techniques. Includes the Foley catheter, cough assistance, nebulizers, O2 levels and O2 equipment, transfers, suctioning, turning and wound care. November 9, 2018.