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Educational and Training Opportunities

Online Educational Modules

These online educational modules include previously recorded WyCOA workshops, online training's, and webinars taught by experts in the field.

 


 

For the Older Adult, Caregiver, or Interested Individuals

Healthy U

Healthy U is Wyoming's chronic disease self-management program, available to any person interested in learning personal health care empowerment techniques.

 


For the Healthcare Professional

Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Focused Workshop from the Dementia Support Center this October 2-4th 2019 in Laramie, WY! 

This workshop is based on the newly developed evidence-informed National Task Group (NTG) Education and Training Curriculum on Dementia and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities and is offered as a two-day “Foundation” course or a three-day “Train-the-trainer” course.  The workshop is appropriate for any staff with care responsibilities of older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in health care and aging- or disability-related agencies.

UW ECHO in Geriatrics

Healthcare professionals throughout the state will have the opportunity to receive best-practice recommendations for consideration in management of older adults by presenting challenging cases for discussion and feedback to a network of colleagues as well as a specialist care team. Each ECHO network will also feature a brief community discussion on a variety of important topics related to person centered care and culture change in long term care.

Technology for Optimal Aging Certificate Program

Technology for Optimal Aging is an online certificate program that will review the aging process, aging demographics, theories of aging, available technology, the importance of technology in aging, and applications of technology.

Dementia Care Certificate

The dementia care certificate is designed for professional direct care providers of older adults across care settings. The goal of the certificate is to increase providers' knowledge of dementia and to enhance confidence in caring for people with dementia.

Caring with Confidence DVD Training Series

Caring with Confidence is a program designed to educate certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and other direct care workers on how to manage challenging behaviors that are often associated with dementia. The program focuses on factors contributing to problem behaviors and non-medical interventions including strategies to handle wandering, agitation, and inappropriate sexual behavior. The training also includes information about caregiver stress and strategies to prevent burnout.

 

Contact Us

Wyoming Center on Aging

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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