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Continuing Education for Social Workers (4 Hours)

HealthCare Interactive (HCI), provider#1240, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. HCI maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 12/10/2016-12/10/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 4.0 continuing education clock hours.

About the Course

One of the key elements in providing quality dementia care is to understand Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and how changes in the brain contribute to different behaviors and communication limitations. Staff members who understand both the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and the individual resident can make better decisions about the most effective ways to interact and provide care. CARES provides an innovative learning experience for direct care workers and other staff who care for those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. The online course provides participants with a definition of dementia and its impact on a person’s ability to function. Special attention is paid to person-centered care, an introduction to dementia, the importance of understanding behavior as communication, and making connections with the person.

Who Should Enroll

This course is applicable for social workers (e.g., LSW, LCSW, LISW-BSW, AAW, and LMSW) who work in the field of dementia care.

Social Work Continuing Education

HealthCare Interactive (HCI), #1240, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers completing this course will receive 4.0 continuing education clock hours with an approval expiration date of 1/10/2020.

Participants must participate in the entire 4-module program, complete a program evaluation, and successfully pass the post-test before receiving their course completion certificate.

Course Author/Instructional Designer

The lead Course Author/Instructional Designer is John V. Hobday, M.A. Mr. Hobday is an educational and instructional design expert, software developer, and dementia content developer, and researcher. He has over 30 years of experience in the programming and educational field and holds a Master's degree in education, Bachelor's degrees in computer science and Spanish, and is completing a Ph.D. in business management (anticipated graduation 2021). CARES programs that Mr. Hobday has developed have been the focus of 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and have received 7 national eHealthcare awards including a platinum award in 2017, the highest award given.

Bibliography

View the course bibliography.

Contact Information

HCI maintains responsibility for this program.

Grievances

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Special Accommodations

HealthCare Interactive seeks to ensure that no individual is excluded from services based on different needs and abilities. For assistance or special accommodations, please contact Technical Support.