Nurse Residency Program

This training and education program is designed to better equip long-term care nurses to care for their patients and improve their leadership skills. Additionally, the course will assist nurses as they prepare to take the Gerontological Nursing Board Certification Exam. If you're interested in learning more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) modules

Expert faculty and clinicians at the University of Utah have created a series of free online training modules to help increase knowledge about Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and improve care of residents with dementia. These trainings are designed for patients, family members, and direct care employed in post-acute or long-term care settings.
The online educational program is divided into four modules that, in total, will take 2-3 hours to complete. The topics covered in each module include:
  • Overview of Dementia
  • Understanding Behaviors and Your Approach
  • Effective Communication within Long-Term Care
  • Communication and Understanding Behaviors
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Managing Opioid Use in Long-Term Services and Support

These interprofessional modules for PALTC providers and staff are centered around opioid use, including topics such as:

  • Reasons for prescribing opioids to treat acute and chronic pain
  • Pharmacology of opioid use in older adults with multiple chronic conditions including dementia
  • Appropriate prescribing of opioids in nursing home residents
  • Opioid misuse in nursing home residents including assessment and treatment
  • Non-opioid pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management regimens

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Learning Communities

The Learning Community involves live video-conferencing presentation sessions that provide healthcare workers with increased training for working with older adults. Our participants are DONs, nurses, doctors, and other team members in long-term care facilities. Presenters to the learning community have expertise in particular topics in post-acute or long-term care, as well as age-friendly health systems. To see when the next Learning Community session is, check our events calendar. If you are interested in attending, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Fireside Chats

Our quarterly Fireside Chats are based on ADRD, age-friendly health systems and dementia-friendly communities topics and are held at our community partners' (Legacy Retirement Communities, Avalon Health Care, Mission Health Services, Community Nursing Services) facilities. These chats are open to the community and are designed to offer both in-person and remote access to the presentations using audio web-based technology. Please check our events calendar to see when and where the next Fireside Chat will be held. The event on the calendar will also contain the link to join the Fireside Chat remotely.

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UGEC Lectures

UGEC faculty and students frequently present topics relevant for LTSS providers and staff as well as older adults and family caregivers in the community for conferences and University classes. When possible, we share these with our UGEC partners and communities. Please use these for your own knowledge attainment and share with others individually or in groups.

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