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Course
Activity Coordinator for Long Term Care
Name
HSE-3264A4
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 65 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
231844 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 08/13/2020 11/19/2020 J. McManus $180.00 0/10
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
People who have a strong desire to help individuals in a senior environment.
Description
The NC Division of Facility services requires activity coordinators in adult care homes and nursing facilities to complete at least 50 hours of training in an approved course. In addition, activity coordinators in nursing facilities and adult care homes must complete at least 10 hours in the documentation, including the assessment and care planning processes. In this course, you will receive the basic training needed to start your career as an activity coordinator in a healthcare setting. The course is designed to provide the skills necessary to develop a program of activities, in accordance with federal and state regulations, the interests and the physical, mental and psychological well-being of each resident in long term care. Upon successful completion, participants are qualified to work in a nursing facility as an Activity Coordinator/Director.
Course Objectives
  1. Upon successfully completion of this course, participants will be able to perform the skills necessary to develop a program of activities, in accordance with federal and state regulations, the interests and the physical, mental and psychological well-being of each resident in long term care. Participants are qualified to work in a nursing facility as an Activity Coordinator/Director in a Senior Facility.
Outline of Instruction
  1. • Overview of the Activity Professional (Historical Background, Agencies, and Institutions, The Activity Professional, Regulations
    • Human Development (Introduction, Physical Changes in Body Appearance and Composition, the Impact of Illness and Dysfunction on Normal Aging Medications and
    • The Elderly, Universal Needs of the Elderly, Human Development and Aging, The Spirituality of Aging, Psychosocial Needs of the Elderly
    • Standards of Practice(Code of Ethics, Personal Health Management, Personal Characteristics, Professional Standards, Professional Attitude Towards Residents, Right to Life- Right to
    Die Issues,
    • Communications with Residents and Staff,
    • Activity Care Planning for Quality of Life (Frame of Reference for Care Planning, Documentation,
    • Methods of Service Delivery in the Activity Profession (Resident, Program Scope, Adaptations
Contact Hours
60
CEU's
6
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
GED or High School Diploma
Text and Supplies Needed
All the required handouts will be provided by the instructor. Recommended textbook Long Term Care for Activity Professionals and Recreation Therapy by Elizabeth Best-Martini, MS CTRS, ACC Mary Anne Weeks, MPH,SSC, and Pricilla Wirth, MS,RRA ISBN :978 1882 883691
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
25 hours Practicum
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Class & field trip participations are very important part of the class.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
People who have a strong desire to help individuals in a senior environment.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Nursing Home, Adult Day Care Homes, Health Care Facilities, Senior Center Camps
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
NC Works
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Activity Planners
  • Activity Coordinator
  • Activity Supervisor
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Sameer Pawa
919-866-6158