Activity Director Training Course

This activity director training course is a home study self-paced training offering the basic knowledge to fulfill the role of the activity director as defined in the state and federal requirements for nursing facilities.  You can enroll & being this course anytime. This course meets the 36-hour training requirements for nursing facility activity directors.

This course meetings the training requirements of OAR 411-086-0230(1)(a)(D) (Activity Services) for Nursing Facility Activity Directors and covers all required topics under OAR 411-086-0230 Exhibit 86-1: 36-Hour Activities Workshop Required Curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How does this course work?
  2. What do I do if I have questions?
  3. Do I need additional materials?
  4. How long do I have to complete the course?
  5. I’m a resident outside of Oregon, can I still take this class?
  6. Why should I take this course?
  7. I changed my mind, may I have a refund?
  8. What learning objectives does this training include?

 

1. How does this course work?

  • Once you have registered & paid for the course, you will receive a materials packet via mail or fax from the instructor,  Complete this packet in full & submit it back to the instructor for verification & your are done!

2. What do I do if I have questions?

  • The course instructor is available to assist you with any questions or guidance you need throughout this process.  You can contact her anytime via phone or email & she will spend as much time as you need going over questions and materials. She is there to mentor you through this process!

3. Do I need additional materials?

  • Students will need access to the following publications. Purchase of books and additional resources will be the responsibility of the student:
    • MDS 3.0 Interview Guidebook Section F  Preferences for Customary Routine and Activities  by Michele M. Nolta, CTRS/ACC
    • RAI Manual for MDS 3.0 (Primarily Chapters 3 and 4 and Appendices C and D)

4. How long do I have to complete the course?

  • Once enrolled students have 6 months from program start date to complete this training course (start date is considered to be one calendar week from when Instructor has mailed materials packet).  If the training course is not completed within 6 months of initial contact with instructor, the student forfeits the training fee & must re-enroll in order to complete the training program

5. I’m a resident outside of Oregon, can I still take this class?

  • This course is intended for nursing facility activity directors in Oregon only.  While many of the concepts will apply across state lines, much of the time is spent directly on the state requirements for Oregon activity directors.  While this course meets the training requirements for activity directors in Oregon, it may not meet the regulations in other states.

6. Why should I take this course?

  • This course is intended to meet the training requirements for nursing facility activity directors in the state of Oregon.
  • This course is a home study training tailored to be self-pace & work within your schedule. As a busy professional, sometimes taking time out to do a formal classroom training can be challenging.  This course allows you to juggle your day-to-day responsibilities, while also receiving a rich educational experience on your schedule.

7. I changed my mind, may I have a refund?

  • After the course packet has been sent by the instructor, we are not able to issue a refund.

8. What learning objectives does this training include?

  • This training will explore all aspects of directing a successful activity department in long term care settings. Activity Directors can enroll and begin the training program anytime! This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of documentation, implementing successful programs, meeting the individual needs of all residents, leadership skills, and professional networking. Course content is delivered through multiple avenues including overall analysis of activity program, client/resident interaction,  onsite experience, homework assignments and research.
    • State and Federal Requirements for Activity Services
    • Activity Program Planning and Analysis including creative and meaningful activities for groups and individuals
    • Activity Services Roll in Resident Quality of Life
    • Resident Care Planning Process and Communication
    • Medical Terminology, Documentation Skills, Orientation to Medications, and Behavior Side-Effects
    • Clinical Record Documentation and Taking Histories
    • Physical and Behavioral Changes Associated with the Aging Process
    • Ethics for the Care Provider; Confidentiality
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