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Adult Foster Care Provider Training: End of Life

End of life

What does this class provide?

You will learn to recognize the gradual decline in health status of a resident and the steps to take to effectively ease the process for both resident and caregiver. Class includes practical “how-to” demonstrations with hands-on training, information about pain and symptom management, and how to manage and support the dying process.

Will it give me Continuing Education Units?

Yes, you will receive 4.0 hours of continuing education credits, (CEUs) that are accepted by the Oregon Senior and People with Disabilities, Adult Foster Home department.

Topics will include:

  • Recognizing the signs of decline
  • Establishing effective communications with patients, family and staff
  • Hands-on assistance techniques with walking, transfers and general physical activities
  • Community resources
  • Managing patient pain and recognizing its symptoms
  • Dealing with diet and activity changes
  • Advanced directives, power of attorney, wills and funeral arrangements
  • Understanding hospice services
  • Recognizing when it is time for hospice
  • Preparing the family for hospice and death
  • Knowing what the active dying process is
  • Recognizing the needs of body, mind and spirit associated with dying
  • Dealing effectively with the grief of family, staff and providers

How often is it offered?

It runs every summer term.

Next year's class will be held on a Thursday in August in Grants Pass on the Redwood Campus.

What is the cost?

Tuition is $85. Payment due at registration.

To register, call 1-541-245-7504