About the Administrator Training

2019 Course Dates:

February 5, 6, 7, 12, & 13

May 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22

August 6, 7, 8, 13, & 14

November 5, 6, 7, 12, & 13

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Each 40-hour in-person training will be 5 days from 8-5 pm.  You must be present for the entire course to receive the certificate of attendance.  The Colorado Health Care Association hosts the classes for CEU at their education center located at 225 E. 16th Avenue, Suite 1100 Denver, CO 80203.  A competency test will be performed at the end of the course to demonstrate that the individuals trained have a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the regulations and topics.

The curriculum includes at least 40 actual hours; 20 of which focus on applicable state regulations. The remaining 20 hours will provide an overview of the following topics:

  • Business operations including, but not limited to:
    • Budgeting
    • Business plan/service model
    • Insurance
    • Labor laws
    • Marketing, messaging and liability consequences
    • Resident agreement
  • Daily business management including, but not limited to:
    • Coordination with external service providers (i.e., community and support services including case management, referral agencies, mental health resources, ombudsmen, adult protective services, hospice, and home care)
    • Ethics
    • Grievance and complaint process
  • Physical plant
  • Resident care including, but not limited to:
    • Admission and discharge criteria
    • Behavior expression management
    • Care needs assessment
    • Fall management
    • Nutrition
    • Person centered care
    • Personal versus skilled care
    • Quality management education
    • Resident rights
    • Sexuality and aging
    • Secure environment
    • Medication Management
  • Resident psychosocial needs including, but not limited to:
    • Cultural competency (ethnicity, race, sexual orientation)
    • Secure environment
    • Family involvement and dynamics
    • Mental health care (maintaining good mental health and recognizing symptoms of poor mental health)
    • Palliative care standards
    • Resident engagement

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