Education

STAC provides Continuing Education Courses to assisted living and personal care home managers and staff.  The staff in assisted living and personal care homes, must maintain CPR and First Aid certification.  Other courses offered by STAC, view under education.  Education to family caregivers scheduled at your residence is available when keeping a family member at home, for a small fee.

According to Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities TAC Chapter 92, subchapter C 92.41, all managers must show evidence of 12 hours of annual continuing education.  This requirement will be met during the first year of employment by the 24-hour assisted living management course.

The annual continuing education requirement must include at least two of the following areas:

  • Resident and provider rights and responsibilities, abuse/neglect, and confidentiality
  • Basic principles of management Skills for working with residents, families, and other professional service providers Resident characteristics and needs Community resources Accounting and budgeting Basic emergency first aid
  • Federal laws, such as Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Rehabilitation Act of 199, Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and the Fair Housing Act

Direct care staff must complete six documented hours of education annually, based on each employee’s hire date.  One hour of annual training must address behavior management, including prevention of aggressive behavior and de-escalation techniques, or fall prevention, or alternative to restraints.  Training for these subjects must be competency-based.  Subject matter must address the unique needs of the facility.  Suggested topics include:

  • Promoting resident dignity, independence, individuality, privacy, and choice
  • Resident rights and principles of self-determination
  • Communication techniques for working with residents with hearing, visual, or cognitive impairment
  • Communicating with families and other persons interested in the resident; these conditions affect resident care
  • Essential facts about common physical and mental disorders.  For example, arthritis, cancer, dementia, depression, heart and lung diseases, sensory problems, or stroke
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Common medications and side effects, including psychotropic medications, when appropriate
  • Understanding mental illness
  • Conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques
  • Information regarding community resources

Dial 210-239-1167 or e-mail us at info@gostac.com for additional information.

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

  • Alzheimer’s Association-The mission
    To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

  • The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.  Sign-up today at www.alz.org for a walk team or to give a donation.

Location: 

AT&T Center, One AT&T Center Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78219

Date and time:  

9/21/2013 ~ Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. ~ Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.

Headquarters:  

San Antonio & South Texas Service Area

7400 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200,

San Antonio, TX 78229 Phone 210.822.6449

e-mail Maxine.Perez-Vieyra@alz.org

NOTE:  Classes offered by Valerie Taylor, BSN, RN meet the continuing education requirements for Assisted Living Licensure

Nurse Delegation is also available upon request.