The State of Alaska is facing a rapidly growing population over the age of 65, in both rural and urban areas; with this increase comes a need for support, in the way of long term care and respite services. An important segment of this growing elderly population is Alaska Native Elders who are aging in place, living longer with more chronic illnesses, and facing a variety of health care needs. The high cost of living and the lack of available health care and support services in rural Alaska has required Alaska Native Elders to relocate to urban centers, either to live with family or move to a facility. For some of these Elders, this move can be extremely stressful, resulting in declining physical and mental health.
Working collaboratively with the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Denali Center, we have developed a training manual with the hope of easing the transition of Alaska Native Elders, as well as persons with disabilities, to facility-based living by learning how to celebrate and recognize cultural values and traditions. The goal of this manual is to expose care providers to different cultural practices and activities that can be used to reduce the stress for caregivers, providers, and care recipients.
This manual will serve as the foundation of this presentation and can be used to start discussions in your facility that may help to develop cultural humility among staff and others. It is the hope to create more awareness and increase the number of conversations on how long term care and skilled nursing facilities can incorporate cultural activities for the Elders and persons with disabilities that will improve their quality of life and honor their cultural identity, language, values, and customs.
To complete this training.
AKTC e-Learning Portal. Training Materials, Training Recording, Training Evaluation, and Certificate of Completion.
Access the AKTC e-Learning Portal, https://ttclms.remote-learner.net in order to watch the recording of the live session, review training materials, access the training evaluation and Certificate of Completion. The e-Learning Portal is only available after completing your registration and payment. Please allow 15 minutes for the system to update payment information before accessing the e-Learning Portal.
Need help? Please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244, if you need assistance.
Care Coordinators. SDS will accept the certificate of Attendance for individual classes, either live webinar session or recorded session, for care coordinator Continuing Education Hours. (including the ones the CC will use for recertification training – see below)
For SDS care coordinator re-certification training, the recertifying care coordinator must:
SDS Training will email the recertifying care coordinator a SDS certificate of training completion for care coordinator recertification.
This training is available until June 30, 2020