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2016 Caregiver Continuing Education Schedule

Date of Course Time Course TitleCEU Hours
until April 30, 2016 Online Multiple Selections 1,2,3
May 19, 2016 1pm-5pm Pulmonary Care 4
September 22, 2016 11am-5pm Traumatic Brain Injury Care 5
November 17, 2016 1pm-5pm End of Life Care for Caregivers 4

All classes at the Eastsound Fire Station


End of Life Care for Caregivers

4 CE Credits available for professionals

Thursday, November 17, 2016 1pm-5pm, Eastsound Fire Dept Meeting Room

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for Home Care Aides wanting to increase their knowledge and understanding of end-of-life issues and the specific needs of the client who has moved from curative care to palliative care. Topics will include a brief overview of curative care vs. palliative care, the role of the HCA when Hospice care is initiated, maintaining a tidy restful environment while accommodating care equipment, providing physical and emotional care to the dying client, signs and symptoms of a dying client, reporting procedures, preparation of the body following death, the grieving process for the caregiver, friends and family.

Although Lahari classes are designed for professional caregivers, this Lahari class is open to the public. Family caregivers are welcome to attend.

Course Objectives and Outline

To register for this course, click HERE


Traumatic Brain Injury, Strategies for Surviving and Thriving
5 CE Credits available for professionals


Thursday, September 22, 2016 11am-5pm Eastsound Fire Dept Meeting Room

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is DSHS approved for 5 hours of CE It was developed for caregivers who provide care and services to adults affected by a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This course will help you better understand and work effectively with adults with TBI.

MODULE 1 – OVERVIEW OF TBI

MODULE 2 – THE BRAIN: BEFORE AND AFTER A TBI

MODULE 3 – PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE CHANGES AND TBI: HOW TO HELP

MODULE 4 – CHALLENGES IN CAREGIVING: EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGES AND TBI

MODULE 5 – SUPPORTING RECOVERY

To register for this course, click HERE


Caring for a Client with Respiratory Conditions

4 CE Credits available for professionals

Thursday, May 19, 2016 1-5pm Eastsound Fire Dept Meeting Room

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for Home Care Aides wanting to increase their understanding of the respiratory system and the needs of the client diagnosed with conditions affecting the lungs. Topics will include brief review of the respiratory system and its functions, conditions that interfere with breathing/respiration, physical, nutritional, and emotional needs, identifying potential problems of the client with respiratory diseases and reporting procedures.

Course Objectives and Outline

To register for this course, click HERE


Online Continuing Education Courses Now Available (until 4/30/2016)

For a description of selected 1,2 or 3 CEU Hr DSHS approved online course, click HERE

To register for a course, click HERE


Comprehensive Caregiver Training Program

This program has started and is now full. We are no longer accepting new students. To be notified of future HCA Training email: dennis.king@laharionorcas.org

Information Session - Thursday, January 28, 2016, 6:00pm at the Orcas Island Senior Center

Ever think about becoming a caregiver? Maybe you’ve been helping an aging family member or neighbor and you would like formal training? Lahari is sponsoring a comprehensive caregiver training program that includes access to a 75 hour online course, optional weekly study group sessions and assistance in becoming certified as a Washington State Home Care Aide (HCA).

Caregiver Training Program Details


2015 Events

Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control - 3 CEUs

Thursday, November 19th, 2015, 1:00pm - 4pm

Eastsound Fire Hall

Program Objectives and Outline


Dementia Care for Caregivers

Thursday, September 10, 2015 1-5pm Eastsound Fire Dept Meeting Room

Course Description: This course will provide the Caregiver with information to recognize the needs of a client with dementia. The information of why certain behaviors occur in a client with dementia and how to cope and prevent these behaviors will be discussed. The Caregiver will learn to adapt their own behaviors to cope with the ever changing needs of a client living at home with dementia.

Program Objectives and Outline

4 CE Credits available for professionals


The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Orcas Senior Center

Through a combination of candid, compelling interviews and live, in-studio discussion, experts will identify how medical and social service professionals can best help patients, families and themselves cope with loss and grief associated with these progressive illnesses.

The program will present a 2.5 hour video and will conclude with a 30 minute live panel discussion staffed with Hospice, Alzheimer’s and dementia providers from our community. Local panel members will be announced at a later date.

Part of the Hospice Foundation of America’s Annual National Living With Grief® Program

Program Objectives and Outline

3 CE Credits available for professionals


Understanding Diabetes

February 12, 2015, Orcas Island Fire Meeting Room, 1:00 - 5:00pm

This course will cover how type 1 and type 2 diabetes affect everyday life of elderly clients and will elaborate on what to expect and how to cope with diabetes. Also this class will provide information about major complications related to the disease.

Course Objectives and Outline

4 CE Credits available for professionals

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