With the growing and aging population in assisted living communities and nursing homes, demand is rising sharply for highly qualified, well trained health care professionals who want administrative careers in long term care.
Middletown, N.J. (PRWEB) February 12, 2016
The aging population and longer life spans of Americans is creating explosive growth in the field of long term care. With that, says Patrick Loughney, president of Longtree & Associates, LLC comes heightened demand for well-trained healthcare professionals in administrative roles in long term care environments. His company, which offers prep courses and workshops in long term care education, is now taking registrations for three career-building courses for licensed nursing home administrators (LNHAs), certified assisted living administrators (CALAs) and certified dementia care practitioners.
“There’s no question that with the growing and aging population in assisted living communities and nursing homes, demand is rising sharply for highly qualified, well trained health care professionals who want a career in long term care, particularly in administrative roles,” said Loughney. “For example, over eight million people are cared for in nursing home and long term care facilities in the U.S., and someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every minute. So you can see, the need for their care is great.”
Registrations are now open for the following courses:
- CALA – Certified Assisted Living Administrator. This 56-hour course prepares students to successfully manage an assisted living or other related senior community. Successful completion prepares attendees to sit for the New Jersey Department of Health and Social Services (NJ DHSS) state exam. Curriculum topics include: assisted living values, the aging process, assessment and care plans, managed risk, required and enhanced services, environment of care, regulatory compliance issues, human resource and financial management. Includes eight-hour clinical and operations practicums. Longtree offers six sessions in various locations in April, June, August, September, October and December.
- LNHA – Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. This comprehensive 100 hour preparation course, offered in 10 sessions each in March, July and November in Matawan, N.J., covers various aspects of regulatory compliance, Medicare/ Medicaid issues, personnel and records management, environment of care, accounting, and facility services. It is approved by the National Administrator Board and NJ DHSS; successful completion meets the educational qualifications to take the federal exam.
- Alzheimer’s disease & dementia care. This seven-hour course, presented in partnership with Dementia Consultants, LLC, is required for those seeking certification as a certified dementia practitioner. Attendees will learn about the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia; key aspects of the disease from behaviors to emotional states to communication; patient care, and caregiver support. It provides seven approved CE credits for RNs, LNHAs, CALAs and activity directors; it also meets the NJ DHSS required dementia training regulations and is approved by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. It is being offered in six sessions and locations on February 24, April 14, June 8, July 21, August 18, and September 15.
All Longtree & Associates courses meet all New Jersey State licensing and certification requirements and certain course modules are available for social work, nursing and certified assisted living administrator CEUs. Fees include class textbooks, resource materials or guides, and additional practice tests where applicable. For all pertinent details on course dates, locations, fees and payment policies for these courses, visit http://www.njcala.com or contact Patrick Loughney at (732) 757-9955 or longtreena(at)aol(dot)com. Longtree & Associations can also handle the application process for an organization that has a course for which it is seeking CEU approvals.
About Longtree & Associates
Longtree & Associates in Middletown, New Jersey specializes in educational seminars and workshops for those in the long-term care and elder care fields. Its courses provide continuing education credits, critical training, and recognized certifications for healthcare professionals and managers, and employees seeking to enhance their skills in long-term care, assisted living and nursing facilities, retirement communities, and hospitals. Courses are available for registered nurses, nursing aides, certified assisted living administrators, licensed nursing home administrators, social workers, and activity directors. The curricula meet all training requirements established by the State of New Jersey. For more information or a complete listing of available courses offered by Longtree & Associates, visit http://www.njcala.com or call (732) 757-9955.