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If you already have log in info, click here to access the Family Learning Center.

Being a caregiver for a loved one can be stressful, challenging and loaded with surprises.  It requires special skills and understanding, especially if you are caring for someone with dementia, memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease.  We offer free online training for family members who want to learn more about the aging process and be a better caregiver.  The program provides detailed guidance for dealing with Alzheimer’s and memory loss.

Our Family Learning Center was recently featured on ABC Eyewitness News.  

A list of topics appearing in the Family Learning Center is presented below.  You do not need to be a client to access this resource.  Please contact us at (800) 481-7977 or send an email to info@AcornHCS.com to request log in details.

  • Making the Move: Transitions to Care, Part 1
  • Journey from Guilt to Joy: Transitions to Care, Part 2
  • Alzheimer’s: Signs and Symptoms
  • Alzheimer’s: In Their Shoes: A Person’s Perspective
  • Alzheimer’s: What Families Should Know
  • Alzheimer’s: Diagnosis & the Caregiver’s Role
  • Alzheimer’s: Learning to Communicate
  • Alzheimer’s: Daily Care Skills
  • Alzheimer’s: Practicing Good Hygiene
  • Alzheimer’s: Environment Is Important
  • Alzheimer’s: Creating a Calming, Restful Environment
  • Alzheimer’s: Activities For Special People
  • Alzheimer’s: Household Chores Can Be FUN
  • Alzheimer’s: Preventing Weight Loss
  • Alzheimer’s: Improving Diet and Nutrition
  • Alzheimer’s: Challenging Behaviors: Prevention
  • Alzheimer’s: Challenging Behaviors: Priorities and Protocol
  • Alzheimer’s: Challenging Behaviors: Violence and Aggression
  • Alzheimer’s: Challenging Behaviors: After an Event
  • Alzheimer’s: Managing Pain and Non-Verbal Cues
  • Alzheimer’s: Assessments and Care Planning
  • Alzheimer’s: Documenting Care
  • Alzheimer’s: Wandering: Staying Safe
  • Avoiding Caregiver Stress
  • Becoming a Caregiver
  • Body Systems and the Aging Process
  • Common Chronic Diseases
  • Common Communicable Diseases
  • Communicating with Others
  • Controlling Infection
  • Elimination and Toileting
  • End of Life Care
  • Environmental Hazards and Safety
  • First Aid: Burns and Poisons
  • First Aid: Choking and Falls
  • First Aid: Heart Attack and Shock
  • First Aid: Other Sudden Emergencies
  • First Aid: Choke and Wounds
  • Handling Difficult Situations and Behaviors, Part 1
  • Handling Difficult Situations and Behaviors, Part 2
  • Helping Around the House
  • Human Needs and Development
  • Measuring Vital Signs
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Observation, Reporting and Recording
  • Promoting and Maintaining Good Mobility
  • Promoting Personal Independence
  • Providing Personal Care
  • Proving Skin Care
  • Tasks of a Caregiver
  • Understanding Elder Abuse
  • Understanding Senior Rights

Please feel free to contact us for more information.

-By Lorenzo Mejia