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Frontline Caregiver Training

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Growing Strong Roots

Program description: Growing Strong Roots creates an effective, replicable, and sustainable peer-mentoring program for the new CNA that encourages both retention and commitment to explicit values of long-term care.

On-site training consists of Introductory session for key leadership staff; full-day session for selected CNA mentors; instructional session for supervisors of the mentoring and new CNAs; and three additional booster sessions for the mentoring staff to review key strategies.


Caring Communication at the End of Life

Program description: The end-of-life for nursing home residents is often the time when families and staff need to be able to communicate with one another with the greatest sensitivity. This program focuses on communication processes aimed at improving end-of-life care, by facilitating more positive relations between families and staff. The training provides information for family members on the importance of advance directives and tools for the staff in how to discuss them.

On-site training consists of three two-hour sessions for staff (offered twice in same day); one one-hour session for families; and two booster sessions for staff lasting about one to two hours (offered twice in same day). Total of four on-site staff training sessions and one session for families.


Pathways to Leadership: Peer Mentoring for Long Term Care Nurses

Program description: Pathways to Leadership is designed to enable facilities to enhance residents’ quality of care and quality of life by improving the preparation and retention of long-term-care nurses.

On-site training consists of an introductory session for the administrative team; orientation session for supervisors; and four full-day training and booster sessions for charge nurse mentors.


Teaching and Encouraging Pain Management in Long Term Care

Program description: There’s no question the effects of unrelieved pain do take a toll on an individual. Some of the adverse effects are functional decline, complications of immobility, skin breakdown, infections and subsequent hospitalization. Not only can pain effect the health and safety of a resident, it can also significantly affect an individual’s quality of life. Pain has a strong correlation with depression, diminished self-confidence and self-esteem, and increases the frequency of behavioral problems particularly for those residents with cognitive impairments.

This training will include separate, and distinct education for nurses, CNA direct care staff, along with members of the Interdisciplinary Team. Participants in the program will learn the importance of implementing resident specific non-pharmacologic interventions. One of the educational sessions will focus on the identification of pain in the cognitively impaired resident.


ProCare can develop and tailor training programs to meet your facility’s quality improvement needs.

Please contact ProCare at 518.867.8383 for more information.