February 2014

2014 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging

A Circle of Care will present a 90-minute workshop “Problem-Solving Tools and Techniques for Navigating Aging Transitions” at Aging in America 2014 on March 12 at the Hyatt Regency in San Diego.

January 2014

Our training library continues to grow with the addition of dozens of new topics. We also offer online CEU training credits towards CNA renewal requirements. Visit our caregiver training page for more information.

Caregiver Training

At A Circle of Care, we know that in order to keep up-to-date on any subject you can never stop learning. As active members of NPDA, CAHSAH, ASA, and other professional organizations we take keeping abreast of knowledge seriously. Each of our caregivers, whether they are Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs), Home Health Aides (HHAs), or on-the-job trained caregivers receive on-going training from these and other sources. Our Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) caregivers receive training on the Habilitation method of providing care for ADRD clients.

We are also proud to offer forty CNA continuing education topics from “In The Know” including these topics:

2013 CNA Continuing Education Topics

1. Basic First Aid Tips
2. Bathing tips
3. Critical Thinking Skills
4. Disaster Planning
5. Dressing & Grooming tips
6. End of Life Care
7. Legal Issues for Nursing Assistants
8. Passive and Active Range of Motion
9. Preventing Pressure Ulcers
10. Understanding Depression
11. Pain Management
12. Basic Nutrition & Hydration
13. Building Trust & Confidence with Clients
14. Caring for Bed Bound Clients
15. Cooking For Your Clients
16. Dealing with Family Members
17. Emotional Losses in the Elderly
18. Fluid & Electrolytes for CNAs
19. Food Preparation & Safety
20. Handling Incontinence and UTIs
21. Home Care Safety Tips
22. How To Prioritize Your Work
23. How to Really Love Your Job
24. Maintaining a Professional Distance
25. Nutrition & the Elderly
26. Performing Mouth Care
27. Performing Safe Transfers
28. Providing Cost Efficient Care
29. Reporting & Documenting Client Care
30. Reporting Abnormal Observations
31. Taking Care of Your Back
32. The Basics of Medication Administration
33. The Care Planning Process
34. Understanding Abuse and Neglect
35. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
36. Understanding Common Medications
37. Understanding Dementia
38. Understanding Fatigue
39. Understanding Pain Management
40. Understanding Quality Improvement
41. Understanding Sleep Disorders
42. A Vital Signs Update 
43. Working with Non-Compliant Clients