Online Course Package » Kupuna Direct Care Package


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Package cost is $95 for all 23 courses with unlimited access anytime for 1 year from time of purchase.  Cost is $20 for an individual course so buying this package saves you over $15 per course.

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A Guide to Being a Companion Homemaker: Roles and Responsibilities
This program describes the roles and responsibilities of the companion homemaker and teaches important professional, communication and social skills for success on the job.
Topics include the importance of people skills, ethics, integrity and professional behavior, ageism: what it is and how to avoid it, appearance and hygiene, cultural sensitiv ...

A Guide to Being a Companion Homemaker: Safety and Housekeeping
This program teaches companion homemakers essential skills needed to provide safe care and good housekeeping services.  Topics include safety in the home, companion safety, infection control, housecleaning routines and order of work, cleaning products, cleaning specific rooms, laundry--sorting, using the washing machine and dryer, reading clot ...

Caregiver Wellness
Providing care can be challenging and stressful at times. This program teaches caregivers practical solutions for reducing stress and cultivating wellness. Topics include: importance of maintaining wellness, acknowledging and defusing difficult emotions, goal setting and action plans for positive change, simple, effective exercises for relaxation a ...

Caring for Someone with Early to Mid Stage Alzheimer's Disease
This program defines Alzheimer’s disease and its effects and teaches communication techniques that can bring a higher quality of life to the person who has Alzheimer’s and to the care provider. Topics include repetitive questions, doing chores, aggressive behavior, answering difficult questions and the use of language and other forms of communicati ...

Caring for Someone with Mid to Late Stage Alzheimer's Disease
This program focuses on the challenges and difficult topics that caregivers must address as the disease progresses. Topics include: changes that occur in mid to late stage, core principles in Alzheimer’s care, activities, tolerance levels, naps, repetitive calling out, sexuality and intimacy, pain management and incontinence and toileting.

Communication Skills
Communication is a process of creating shared understanding. This program describes the importance of positive communication and teaches effective methods for creating clear, respectful communication. Topics include: verbal and non-verbal communication, positive body language, active listening, asking open-ended questions, clarification, pacing, ob ...

Developing Cultural Competence
Culturally competent health care includes a variety of cultural beliefs and customs rather than imposing one standard of behavior or belief upon everyone. Topics include personal space, eye contact, touch, gestures, verbal communication style, time orientation and beliefs about medicine, illness and health. Interviews with experts in the field prov ...

Elder Abuse and Neglect
This program teaches about the complexities of elder abuse in the home and presents signs and symptoms for each form of abuse. After viewing this program, caregivers will understand how to identify, prevent or report the various forms of elder abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional/psychological, and financial abuse, as well as neglect and ab ...

Essential Bedrest Skills
Caring for someone on bedrest requires physical and emotional strength as well as important technical skills. This program teaches essential skills needed when caring for someone on bedrest. Topics include principles of body mechanics, how to move and position someone in bed, how to make an occupied bed, how to recognize and prevent pressure ulcers ...

Fall Prevention
Falls are a serious concern for older adults. Each year more than 30% of people over 65 fall. This program teaches how to reduce the risk of falls inside and around the home while encouraging independence. Topics include physical and emotional effects of a fall, the goal of fall prevention, falls and the older adult, fall prevention for care provid ...

Fire Safety
Fire safety and prevention are an important part of caring for older adults in the home setting. People 65 and older are twice as likely to die in a fire than the general population. This program teaches how to reduce the chance of a fire starting in the home, and how to exit successfully if there is a fire. Topics include: smoke alarms, how to ext ...

HIPAA in Home Care
Respecting clients' rights to confidentiality is an important part of providing good home care. Privacy rights are legally enforced through a federal law titled HIPAA. This DVD describes HIPAA guidelines and teaches home care providers about the importance of maintaining confidentiality in a variety of settings. Topics include: respecting client's ...

How to Assist With Medications
This program teaches unlicensed home care personnel how to assist with medications and remain within their scope of practice. Topics include: how aging changes responses to medications, types of adverse reactions and side effects, procedures for assisting with medications, role of the nurse and family caregiver, the 5 Rs, types of medications, medi ...

How to Communicate Effectively with Someone Who Has Hearing Loss
About 30% of people over 65 have hearing loss, which can affect self-image, relationships and communication. This program teaches about the importance of communication, the causes and symptoms of hearing loss, a typical audiologist evaluation and effective communication techniques in and outside the home.    

How to Communicate With Someone Who Has Aphasia
Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs a person's ability to speak or to understand what others are saying. Effective communication is an important key to improving the quality of life for patients with aphasia. This program defines aphasia and its effects on family members and the person with aphasia. Communication techniques developed by spe ...

How to Help Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair: Including Walkers, Crutches and Canes
This program provides instruction on important safety concerns and sensitivity issues, proper use of equipment, importance of good body mechanics, types and use of walkers, crutches and canes, gait belt use and prevention of pressure ulcers. Viewers learn by watching professional experts demonstrate a variety of transfers and other procedures.  ...

How to Measure Vital Signs
Vital signs, which include temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and pain, provide valuable information about an individual's health. This program teaches the skills and techniques necessary to take and record vital signs accurately. Topics include the use of a flow sheet, methods for taking body temperature, types of thermometers, method ...

How to Use a Mechanical Lift
Provides step-by-step demonstration for moving a person from bed to wheelchair and from wheelchair to bed using a mechanical lift. Topics include parts of a mechanical lift, addressing patients’ fears, sling placement, two-person transfer, one-person transfer and safety measures at each stage of the procedure.

Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens
This program meets current OSHA & CDC guidelines for infection control and bloodborne pathogens. Topics include how germs are spread, proper hand hygiene, personal protective barriers, waste disposal, storage of medical supplies, maintaining healthy home care conditions and signs and symptoms of infection. Includes a special bonus feature on nu ...

Nutrition and Meal Preparation for Older Adults
This program provides important training in nutrition, meal planning and preparation. Topics include recommended diet for older adults, common serving sizes, medically-prescribed diets, warning signs and prevention of malnutrition, importance of drinking enough water, value of high-fiber diet, meal planning and food shopping, reading labels and uni ...

Observation Recording and Documentation
This program teaches home care personnel about observation, reporting and documentation, three important areas of client care. Topics include: importance of accurate observation, reporting and documentation, developing good observation skills, types of observations, what you must report, definition of documentation, difference between objective and ...

Personal Care
This program teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers the principles behind personal care and how to perform procedures safely and respectfully. Topics include correct body mechanics, infection control, correct hand washing, oral hygiene, shaving, how to give a bed bath, dressing and more.

Proper Body Mechanics and Back Safety
This program teaches home care personnel and family caregivers the principles of body mechanics and the importance of moving correctly in order to avoid injury. Topics include: understanding proper posture, understanding the principles of body mechanics, using proper posture and proper body mechanics when lifting, correct body mechanics during whee ...

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