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Online Caregiver Training for Person-Centered Care

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Making Oregon Vital for Elders (MOVE), Oregon's Pioneer Network affiliate, has launched a new online training course to teach the essentials of providing person-centered care (also known as person-directed care). The one-hour interactive course, Let’s Get Real: Being Person-Centered in a Task-Oriented World, is designed for caregivers, certified nursing assistants, administrators and others who provide care and support to older adults across a range of settings. It was developed by MOVE on behalf of the Oregon Department of Human Services – Aging and People with Disabilities, with funding through a grant from the Oregon Quality Care Fund.

The training presents and supports the essential practices of person-centered care using a new self-reflection tool called TRACK. It also incorporates personal stories based on real experiences in different care settings, including nursing homes, assisted living, memory care, adult care homes and home care. Companion "Applications of Person-Centered Care" study guides are included for self-study or group discussions and are available for each type of care setting.

Although the course was developed as continuing education for professional caregivers and administrators, anyone who works with older adults can benefit from this training, including staff, home health and hospice workers, surveyors, ombudsmen, teachers and families who care for older adults at home. In addition to the online course, a series of rural trainings are currently being developed for delivery across the state of Oregon.

The course is approved for continuing education credit (1 CEU, Oregon only) for nursing home administrators, community-based care administrators (assisted living and residential) and adult foster home providers.

For more information about person-centered care training or to sign up for the course, visit www.orculturechange.org/online-training-overview/

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