Florida: Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders for Nursing Homes, Adult Day Care, and Hospice, 3 units (337)

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Florida: ADRD, 3 units—Course Summary

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Source: National Institute on Aging.

Florida DOEA Approval: This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for Nursing Homes (NH AD 10194), Adult Day Care (ADC AD 10195), and Hospice (HSP AD 10196). Approval through May 30, 2026.

Certified Trainer: The author is certified as an ADRD trainer by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is available via e-mail at Lauren@ATrainCeu.com or by phone Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) at 707 459 3475. Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) Training Provider Approval Number 5511.

This course provides direct-care staff in nursing homes, hospice, and adult daycare with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care on a daily basis for residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It includes activities that allow participants to practice the skills and strategies they have learned.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

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Conflict of Interest / Commercial Support Disclosure

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation, or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Target Audience

This training is for those of you who have direct contact with patients in nursing homes, adult day care, or hospice. It is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Learning Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to*:

  1. Describe the 2 pathophysiologic components thought to be part of the pathology in Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. Identify 5 challenging behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  3. Provide 3 best practice guidelines for the use of physical or chemical restraint.
  4. Describe 3 best practices that can be broadly applied when assisting someone with activities of daily living at all stages of dementia.
  5. List 4 benefits of a well-designed activities program.
  6. Describe 3 ways in which caring for someone with dementia can affect a caregiver’s quality of life.
  7. Explain 3 issues family caregivers face as their loved one transitions from mild to moderate to severe dementia to end-of-life.
  8. Identify 3 concepts that are important in the design of a therapeutic environment for those with dementia.
  9. Identify 4 key concepts that are part of an ethical approach to dementia care.

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 Contact hours
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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for Nursing Homes (NH AD 10194), Adult Day Care (ADC AD 10195), and Hospice (HSP AD 10196). Approval through May 30, 2026.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 Contact hours


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