COMPLETE HOME CARE, INC.
CareTrends Health Education & Research Institute
1104 W Russell Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Grand View Assisted Living Nutrition Series - A Staff Training Program
PRODUCT: Five Interactive CD-ROMs and Five Program Workbooks
The overall, long term goal of our program is to improve the quality of care for persons
residing in assisted living facilities by providing effective and affordable education to
assisted living caregivers.
The training program is in an innovative, interactive, multimedia computer-based training
format appealing to a variety of learning styles. It is designed to encompass a primary
domain of practice in assisted living and the program includes training modules
for elderly care nutrition.
Computer-based training (CBT) presents the learner with some choices and is a step
toward individualized training. The advantages of Computer-based training (CBT) are as follows:
1. Computer technology allows information to be delivered to learners in a variety
of methods, which enhances learning and appeals to individual learning styles.
2. CBT can reduce training costs by 30-50 percent.
3. Learners using CBT are able to complete the training 30 percent faster than
4. CBT allows learners to receive immediate feedback regarding their work, which
contributes to their independence.
5. Computer technologies allow real world environments to be simulated to provide
instruction that would otherwise require an actual “hands-on” performance.
Simulations have been found to be very effective in training individuals to
manage social or sensitive problems.
6. CBT is an effective mode of training for assisted living facilities because the
training can be done on-site and does not require travel or missed production
ACCOUNTABLE AND ENGAGING LEARNING EXPERIENCE
There are pre- and post-chapter tests to qualify the participant in achieving the successful
completion of the program. CareTrends will acknowledge the participant with a
Certificate of Completion of the complete Grand View Assisted Living Nutrition Series.
The Grand View Assisted Living Nutrition SeriesAn Interactive Staff Training Program for Caregivers
CONTENTS: Five Interactive CD-ROMs and Five Program Workbooks
Program #1 MEETING THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF THE OLDER ADULT
Chapter 1: Nutrition and Aging
Chapter 2: Physiological Changes in Older Adults
Chapter 3: Common Nutrition Problems of Older Adults
Chapter 4: Preparing Nutrient-Dense Meals
Chapter 5: Assuring Adequate Intake for Residents
Programs #2 DETERMINING THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF THE OLDER ADULT
Chapter 1: Nutrition Basics
Chapter 2: Food Recalls and Diet Diaries
Chapter 3: Nutrition Screening Devices
Chapter 4: Practice Screenings
Chapter 5: Putting it all together
Program #3 SPECIALIZED DIETARY CONSIDERATIONS
Chapter 1: Physical Psychological & Social Changes Related to Aging
Chapter 2: Health Problems that require Special Diets
Chapter 3: Nutrition for People with Diabetes
Chapter 4: Meal Planning for Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 5: Prevention & Treatment of Osteoporosis Through Nutrition
Program #4 THE 3P’s: MEAL PREFERENCES, PLANNING AND PURCHASING
Chapter 1: Food Preferences and Presentation
Chapter 2: Ethnics Food Preferences
Chapter 3: Planning Individualized Meals
Chapter 4: Planning Versatile Menus for Groups
Chapter 5: Food Purchasing and Storage
Program #5 FOOD SAFETY AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
Chapter 1: Food Safety & Temperature Controls
Chapter 2: Safe Food Handling & Preparation Techniques
Chapter 3: Improving Nutrition among Older Adults
Chapter 4: Nutrition for Residents with Health Problems
Chapter 5: Principles of Menu Planning