The Home Instead Senior Care® network, the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care for seniors, is now offering free continuing education credits (CEUs) in conjunction with the organization’s Family Caregiver Support Webinar Series program.
Caring for Your Parents: Education for the Family Caregiver(SM) is a family caregiver support series that addresses senior resistance to care and features a variety of topics such as choosing an in-home care provider, the signs of aging, long distance caregiving and communicating with aging parents. The program has been adapted for CEU accreditation in cooperation with the American Society on Aging (ASA).
The CEU courses are offered compliments of Home Instead Senior Care so there is no cost for the CEU. The first webinar, titled Recognizing the Signs of Aging and Need for Care, will be held October 27; a second webinar, Challenges of Communication between Older Adults and their Children, will be held November 17. Both are scheduled at 10 a.m. Pacific/11 a.m. Mountain/12 p.m. Central/1 p.m. Eastern Time. Participants can pre-register through ASA’s website at http://www.asaging.org/series/103/family-caregiver-support-web-seminar-series by clicking on the web seminar they wish to view and follow the instructions to register.
Pre-registration will be required for all webinars. Professionals will take a short survey online after the webinar and then will receive one hour of CEU credit through ASA. If a senior care professional is unable to participate in the live webinar, a recorded version will be available online for 60 days post-event, for which participants will still be able to obtain CEUs.
“We are pleased to offer this continuing education program as a way to thank the many senior care professionals we work with across the country who do so much to support older adults in their communities,” said Paul Hogan, co-founder and chairman of the Home Instead Senior Care network.
CEUs are available if the senior care professional is licensed in a field or profession from one of the boards listed below. Professionals who are not sure whether the licensing organization will accept a particular board’s CEUs should contact the organization before making their selection (one board per attendee, per event).
-- American Occupational Therapy Association -- Association of Social Work Boards -- Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research -- California Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors -- California Board of Behavioral Sciences -- California Board of Registered Nursing -- National Academy of Certified Care Managers -- National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (pending) -- National Board of Certified Counselors National Commission for Health Education
About Home Instead Senior Care
Founded in 1994 in Omaha, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 900 independently owned and operated franchises in 14 countries spanning four continents. Home Instead Senior Care local offices employ 65,000+ CAREGivers(SM) who provide more than 40 million hours of client service each year through activities including companionship, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, errands and shopping. Home Instead Senior Care founders Paul and Lori Hogan pioneered franchising in the non-medical senior care industry and are leading advocates for senior issues throughout the world. At Home Instead Senior Care, it’s relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.
About The American Society On Aging
The American Society on Aging (ASA) is one of the nation’s largest associations of professionals working in the field of aging. ASA is a multidisciplinary professional association that produces a comprehensive array of educational programs and publications. ASA’s comprehensive resources, publications and educational programs are designed by experts in the field to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families in a wide range of disciplines and settings. ASA members come from a multitude of professions ranging from the aging network to business and health care to form a larger community whose purpose is to learn, network and exchange ideas and connect with others who work with older adults. Members, subscribers and partners include social service and health care practitioners, educators, researchers, policymakers and leaders of the business and nonprofit sectors.
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