...Wendy has offered a comprehensive
training program for assisted living for
over 20 years. Currently her primary
effort for 2013-2014 is developing an
educational series for the Nevada Health
Care Association’s, Nevada Center for
Assisted Living. This series is called
Please visit the NVHCA.org website to
see this program.
Other workshop programs are available by
Wendy Simons Consulting:
Care Giving 101 -
"The Most Important Subjects You Should
Know." (General Information)
Transfer Assistance & Lifting
- An overview of how to lift properly,
assist with mobility and transfer
techniques. Class includes assessment of
falls and when not to move a resident.
- Prevention of disease transmission
through proper caution and techniques.
Assistance with Oral Care (dentures),
Hearing aides, Nails, Hair and personal
Dressing, Shower assistance, and Privacy
and Monitoring Health Issues
- How to take “TPR”, temperature, pulse
and respiration as well as blood
pressures and to learn what is normal
and abnormal. Class includes what
regulations allow you to do and what is
Paperwork and documentation
- How to complete incident reports,
resident daily charts, regulatory
requirements and other forms of
documentation for a smooth operation.
- Proper methods of meal serving and
other dietary and nutrition topics.
Medication Actions and Side Effects
- A listing and summary of
classifications of medications, their
actions and potential side-effects. Also
includes vitamins and supplements.
Discussion of how medications work in
Validation and Confused Residents
- Understanding the confused/demented
resident and methods of managing their
behaviors through validation techniques.
- The fire drill protocols and
evacuation techniques, drill and
Oxygen Equipment Training
- An overview of resident Oxygen
equipment including concentrators,
portable tanks and regulators and how to
adjust the equipment and settings.
Changes and Sensitivity Training
- A hands on class utilizing tools to
understand the aging process and it’s
“What Next” Problem Solving
- A game of different care giving and
staff issues. Played as a team to come
up with solutions to specific
- An overview of the laws protecting
seniors from abuse, neglect and/or
exploitation and discussion of the role
of staff in assuring this does not occur
in our population.
Special Needs Training
- How to manage catheters, NPPB
equipment, wounds, etc. within
- When to call 911 vs. management and
how to identify what is an emergency.
Discussion of DNR law.
Diabetic Care Issues and Management
- How to assist residents with the use
of glucose monitoring equipment, insulin
and diet monitoring. Staff
responsibilities and limitations.
- Training in the Health Information
Portability Privacy Act and the
confidential nature of resident
information and records.