Center for Older Adults

Nursing Home Workforce Training

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Learning module for licensed nursing facility administrators

Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing a High-Quality Workforce

Jay Hobbs, LNFA, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Abilene, Texas. discusses the high staff turnover in nursing homes and proposes effective ways to build a high-quality, engaged workforce. 

Long-Term Care: Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing a High-Quality Workforce

Learning modules for certified nurse assistants

Creating Meaningful Activities for Residents

Older adults who have dementia benefit from feeling engaged and productive. Facilities offer activities and entertainment to encourage social interaction, reduce anxiety, stimulate the brain, and inspire feelings of accomplishment among their residents.

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Engage at Every Stage: Promotion and Support of Activity and Safe Mobility

This module will help increase your knowledge of the common characteristics of the stages of cognitive decline. We can learn when to use which strategies to help support and care for our residents based on their level of cognitive impairment.

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Dementia and Behavioral Health Medications

Have you ever experienced a resident whose behavior became aggressive? This module will help you increase your knowledge of psychotropic medications’ benefits and risks in managing dementia-related behaviors.

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Nonpharmacological Approaches to Behavioral Management

Have you ever experienced a resident whose behavior became aggressive? This module will help you develop new strategies to manage dementia-related behaviors before seeking a medication solution.

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Promotion of Oral Hygiene

Have you ever struggled to help a resident brush their teeth? This module outlines seven strategies to assist people living with dementia maintain their oral health.

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Nursing Home STRONG ECHO

Lone woman in wheelchair seen from the backNursing Home STRONG ECHO has concluded. View past sessions by visiting the Nursing Home STRONG  ECHO YouTube playlistJoin HSC Health Center for Older Adults faculty and their professional colleagues for an education program and CE opportunity that covers topics to of interest to today’s long-term care facilities. Hosted live over Zoom, each one-hour session consists of an information-packed slide show presentation and a case study, followed by an opportunity to further discuss the topic, ask questions of the experts, and hear how colleagues are dealing with similar issues.  Each session also includes an infection prevention update.



ICARE (Infection Control Advocate and Resident Education)

ICARE LogoICARE is a seven-lesson learning and advocacy program created to educate, engage and empower everyone in a nursing home community to practice infection control while ensuring quality care and respecting resident rights. Each lesson is 15 minutes or less, can be taken in any order, and lends itself to group or individual study. Printable flyers on the topics accompany all lessons.

Use the links below to view the ICARE resources and materials designed and available for specific groups below:

Use the ICARE resources to gain a foundational knowledge of infection prevention and control and discover what you can do to engage in self-advocacy.

Explore ICARE materials to learn how you can start taking small steps to implement high-quality infection prevention and control practices at your facility.

Discover our extensive collection of ombudsman and advocate educational materials and learn what you can do to support nursing home residents in your community.