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Building Creative Life into Elder and Disability Care

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This course is a book course with online quiz.

The course text is Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care, by Anne Basting, PhD. We will send you a physical book. If you prefer an ebook, please email us at as soon as you purchase this course.

Course Description

The goal of this program is to recognize the role of creativity in bringing heightened quality of life to a facility, both in organizational climate and to individual residents. Useful tools, thought processes, and structures are given to encourage the buy-in of staff, family member, and residents.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize the potential for elevated quality of life for many residents
  • Understand the value of storytelling, imagination exercises, and creative play
  • Articulate possibilities for staff and local community involvement
  • Apply knowledge gained to actual workplace scenarios

Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for all healthcare workers.

Long Term Care Administrators:

NAB approval code #20250420-8-A101633-DL to count as 8.0 hours for NFA/NHA, RCAL, HCBS.

NAB Domains: 1B1 Psychosocial Needs; 1B8 Care Recipient (and Representative) Satisfaction; 1B10 Mental and Behavioral Health; 1B12 Pain Management; 1B17 Therapeutic Recreation and Activity Programs; 1B18 Community Resources, Programs, and Agencies (e.g., meals on wheels, housing vouchers, Area Agencies on Aging, Veterans Affairs); 1C8 Volunteer Programs; 2C7 Employee Training and Orientation; 2C12 Employee Satisfaction, Engagement, and Retention; 3A2 Person-Centered Environment; 4A3 Organizational Behavior; 4B5 Public Relations and External Stakeholders 

How to Complete this Course

Read the book first, then return here to start the Final Comprehensive Quiz, linked below. This thirty-one question quiz must be taken in one sitting – it will not save your answers if it is only partially complete. After you successfully pass the quiz, continue to the Survey. (The Survey is listed below as the second quiz.) When the Survey is complete, your certificate will be available.