Course Expiration Date: 2/28/20

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $ 25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will assist the professional in understanding caregiving and how to assess the needs of caregivers.

Instructor: Alecia C. Jellicorse BSW, MSW, LMSW

Target Audience: Licensed professional counselors, social workers, nurses and any other interested healthcare professional

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the broad concept of caregiving
  • Examine different types of care-recipients
  • Discuss how to assess the need for a caregiver
  • Distinguish different types of caregivers
  • Identify various caregiving roles
  • Recognize signs of caregiver burnout
  • Generate beneficial tips for the caregiver
  • Discuss the importance of pre-planning & advance directives
  • Identify community and on-line resources
  • Discuss the Credit for Caring Act of 2017

Length of Course: 30 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists:  This program has been approved for 0.5 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Social Work: This program has been approved for 0.5 clock hours of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 0.5 contact hours. 

Others:  This program is approved for 0.05 CEUs (0.5 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


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