Caregiver Training Videos

Denture Care for Caregivers

Posted on October 11, 2016
Topics: Oral Care

Daily mouth care should not stop because a person has missing teeth, in fact, taking care of dentures in the mouth is just as important as brushing natural teeth on a daily basis. This video covers:

  • Importance of Oral Health
  • Denture Care Protocol
  • Infection Control
  • Identifying Visible Mouth or Denture Problems
  • Supplies and Steps to Denture Care and Cleaning. 

While this video is being presented to CNA's in a health care facility - this information is relevant to anyone responsible for the oral care of another. 

Presenter: The Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. 


Top 10 Medication Terms Everyone Should Know

Posted on August 3, 2016
Topics: Medications

Presenter: Maria Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Medications are complex and unfortunately we have all made mistakes when it comes to medications. This short video will give you a clearer undersanding of these 10 medication terms to help you avoid potential medication errors. 

  • Side Effects
  • Generics
  • Drug Interactions
  • Beers List 
  • Formulary
  • Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs
  • Medication Adherence
  • Over Use
  • Under Use
  • Polypharmacy


SKY Meditation: Guided Relaxation

Posted on August 3, 2016

Presenter: Kirti Carter, MD, MPH

Dr. Kirti Carter explains the many benefits associated with meditation and guided relaxation. She will then walk you through a guided relaxation exercise to help you calm your mind and reduce stress. It is suggested that you watch Dr. Carter's first video "Sky Meditation: Breath Based Relaxation" prior to watching this video. The breathing techniques will enhance your guided meditation. 


SKY Meditation: Breath Based Relaxation

Posted on August 2, 2016

Presenter: Kirti Carter, MD, MPH

When the demand is greater than the energy available to meet the demand you will experience stress. This is often the case for caregivers. Dr. Kirti Carter, a strong advocate for stress free and healthy living will walk you through three breath based relaxation techniques than can be used to help reduce stress. A great introduction to meditation and relaxation techniques.

  • Ultimate Nostril Breathing
  • Bellows Breath
  • Ocean Sound Breath


High Alert Medications in Long Term Care

Posted on July 26, 2016
Topics: Medications

Presenter: Carrie Allen, PharmD, CGP

Certified Pharmacist Carrie Allen believes EVERYONE has a responsibility in preventing medication errors and ensuring the safety of all residents in long term care. High-alert medications are drugs that bear a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error. Although mistakes may or may not be more common with these drugs, the consequences of an error are clearly more devastating to patients.

Get the facts about high alert drugs, how to avoid costly medication errors, and ensure the safety of all patients in your care because of your good practice. 

This is a must watch for anyone working in long term care.


Sundowning - Difficult Behavior at the End of the Day

Posted on July 13, 2016

If your caregiving duties become extra challenging in the late afternoon, you're not alone. In fact, many people experience behavioral changes such as confusion, anxiety, agitation, or aggressiveness with increased motor activity like pacing, wandering, resistance to redirection, and increased verbal activity like yelling during this particular time of day. In this webcast Dr. Weiss walked us through this common phenomenon known as "Sundowning" or "Nocturnal Delirium" and helps us understand the underlying causes, risk factors, epidemiology, and management techniques.

Presenter: Thomas Weiss, M.D. 


Healing Yourself with Your Own Stem Cells

Posted on July 7, 2016

Stem Cell injections offer an untapped potential to manage pain naturally as well as rebuild cartilage and collagen which regenerates damaged tissues, assists with repair processes, and offers alternatives to costly and risky surgeries.


Families Coping with Dementia (Subtitles in Spanish)

Posted on July 1, 2016
Topics: Alzheimers, Dementia

For people caring for an elderly family member, it can be challenging as you figure out how to cope with dementia. Support from family members is not always forthcoming and decision-making has the potential to erode family relationships. This video explores the conflict and strain that often exists when caring for a loved one with dementia and gives families helpful hints to handle this conflict and move forward with positive caregiving.


An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America

Posted on May 25, 2016
Topics: Elder Abuse
This video reveals the ugly truth about Elder Abuse - produced by the Elder Justice Now Campaign - this tells the personal stories of families and individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by elder abuse. Abuse happens in many ways - financial, emotional, physical, and psychological.  Elder Abuse effects an estimated five million Americans every day. Elder Abuse Must End.


The Art, Science and Spirit of Caring - A Different Perspective

Posted on May 10, 2016

As caregivers, we rely on support from each other, the medical community, and others to help provide the best care for our patients and ourselves. We know that caring for older adults involves more than knowing the exact details of a particular procedure or the administration of a medication regime. It is an art, science, and a spirit. In this video, nurse Maria Wellisch, RN, provides a unique perspective of this important topic. Attendees are sure to remember the lessons of caring. And the view of “Customer Service” will forever change the way you care. 


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