Implementing Olmstead: ABCs of Nursing Home Transition

Training Source: 
ILRU
Presenter(s): 
Beginning Date: 
09/11/2017
End Date: 
09/29/2017
Registration End Date: 
08/25/2017
Registration Fee: 
$100
Type of Training: 
Online Course

About the Training

During this three-week course, participants will learn about how the ADA formed the basis for the Olmstead Decision and the use of the Olmstead Decision to facilitate transition from nursing homes to community-based living. Participants will learn to identify the essential steps in the transition process, barriers to successful transition, and strategies to address the barriers.

Course Level

Introductory to Intermediate

Target Audience

IL Center Staff, especially Transition Facilitators who assist individuals in moving to community-based living.

Course Objectives

Participants will learn--

  • how the ADA formed the basis for the Olmstead Decision and the use of the Olmstead Decision to facilitate transition for nursing homes.
  • the essential steps in the transition process and their interrelatedness.
  • how the principles of consumer direction, self-determination and consumer control, critical for a person moving into the community from institutional care, may be considered when an individual has a history of psychiatric disabilities or substance abuse.
  • barriers to successful transition and effective strategies to address these barriers including accessing community supports in formal and informal systems.

Format

Participants will read assignments in the online course manual, complete exercises assigned by the instructor, and interact daily with the instructor and other students in an online discussion forum. Participants can access the course Web site at any time of the day or night. This can be done from any computer with an Internet connection. Participants should plan on spending 1-2 hours each day reading assignments, completing course work and participating in the discussion.

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