Developing an Individualized Visit Program
NCCAP approved 7 contact hours
Program # 00035
Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book “Time Well Spent : A Manual for Visiting Older Adults” by Gayle Allen Burket, and take the provided post test.
You may mail or fax your materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade is determined, your certificate will be mailed to you. If you are in need of the certificate sooner, a copy can be faxed to you and the original mailed.
Course Content: The reading will define the importance of creating a structured and individualized 1-1 program for residents who do not participate in group activities. The participant will be introduced to specific 1-1 approaches which are tailored to the functional needs and losses of the elderly population. The reading will also introduce how to develop and manage a volunteer program which will support the 1-1 program.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
The Importance of 1-1 Visits Creating and Using Visit Kits
Adapting Visits to the Needs of Older Adults
Special Approaches for Residents who are depressed, not feeling well, withdrawn, disoriented, or has physicial problems (vision, hearing and communication losses)
Setting up a Visit Program
Volunteer Visitors Monitoring Visits
Involving Family and Staff in the Visit Program Course
Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 23, 28.