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Aging in the Workplace

The Aging in the Workplace toolkits and survey are designed to provide employers with strategic aging-related workforce management information. With a large percent of the 78 million boomers planning to remain in the workforce past traditional retirement age, organizations in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors will need tools and resources to make the best use of their knowledge and skills in order to increase organizational effectiveness and business performance.

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  • Toolkit:$129 per hard copy
  • Hard Copy
  • Toolkit:$99 per digital download
  • Digital Download
Boost Your Brain & Memory

Help older adults learn what they can do now to reduce their risk of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.

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  • DVD & Program Materials:$169
  • DVD & Program Materials
  • Complete DVD Program & Instructor Training:$349 per instructor
  • Webinar Dates: - February 12, 19, 26
Build Employee Cultural Sensitivity

This live webinar will give you the knowledge and insights to enhance cultural sensitivity within your organization.

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  • Individual Webinar:$49 per community
  • Individual Webinar - 12/3/14
Build Gerontological Nursing Competencies

Help nursing staff practice decision-making with online simulations of resident situations.

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  • Starting at $29 per case1 CNE for RNs
  • Online Course
Build Nursing Leadership & Retention (LEAP)

These award-winning webinars and workshops have been demonstrated to significantly strengthen staff retention, improve employee effectiveness, and increase job satisfaction while reducing health deficiencies in the resident population. Participants are taught the essential skills needed to foster capable work teams and provide person-directed care to their residents and families.

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  • Six-Part Webinar Series:$279 per community6 CEUs for SWs (IL), NHAs, and 6 CNEs for RNs
  • Complete Series
  • Three-Part Webinar Series (Nurse Module):$195 per community3 CEUs for SWs (IL), and NHAs, and 3 CNEs for RNs
  • Webinar Series - Nurse Module
  • Three-Part Webinar Series (CNA Module):$195 per community3 CEUs for SWs (IL), NHAs, and 3 CNEs for RNs
  • Webinar Series - CNA Module
  • One-Day Train-the-Trainer Workshop for LEAP Specialist Training:$495 per participant7 CEUs for SWs (IL), NHAs, and 7 CNEs for RNs
  • One-Day Workshop -
Build Person-Respected Care for Residents with Cognitive Challenges

This live webinar will provide best practices to improve person-respected care for those with cognitive impairment.

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  • Individual Webinar:$49 per community
  • Individual Webinar - 11/4/14
Build Pressure Ulcer Prevention with QAPI

This live webinar will help you apply the data-driven, proactive techniques of QAPI to an effective program for preventing pressure ulcers.

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  • Individual Webinar:$49 per community
  • Individual Webinar - 11/6/14
Build QAPI into Your Falls Reduction Program

This on-demand webinar will help you apply the data-driven, proactive techniques of QAPI to an effective falls reduction program.

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  • Individual Webinar:$49 per community1 CEU for NAHs and 1 CNE for RNs
  • Individual Webinar
Build Your Knowledge of Gerontology

This comprehensive, web-based continuing education program is designed for health care professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of aging. The program includes six eight-week courses that may be completed in one year.  Participants only need an active e-mail account, Internet access, and a reliable computer.

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  • Complete Six-Course program:$529 per participant48 CEUs for SWs (IL), NHAs, and 48 CNEs for RNs
  • Six-Course program
  • Individual Online Courses:$129 per participant8 CEUs for SWs (IL), NHAs, and 8 CNEs for RNs
  • Online Course 1 – Concepts in Aging
  • Online Course 2 – Cultural Dimensions of Aging (8 PDHs for EAPs)
  • Online Course 3 – Environmental Context of Aging
  • Online Course 4 – Mental Health and Aging
  • Online Course 5 – Interdisciplinary Seminar on Aging
  • Online Course 6 – Interventions with Older Adults
CARE Coaching Online

The CARE Coaching Online courses provide working caregivers with essential tools, knowledge, and skills to effectively deal with the variety of issues arising from caring for their aging parents, relatives, or loved ones. 

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  • Online course: 7 lesson certificate course:$129 per participant7 PDHs for EAPs
  • Online Course
Effective Communication with Residents and Family Members
Purchase Options
  • Three-Part Webinar Series:$195 per community
  • To preorder, call (847) 492.7433.
Empower Online

Empower Online is an in-depth, five-lesson online course that focuses on self-care for the working caregiver that was developed by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging with the support of the American Business Collaboration for Quality Dependent Care (ABC). The program focuses on managing responsibilities while caring for loved ones with chronic medical issues and includes communicating effectively with healthcare providers and locating additional caregiver resources.

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  • Online course: 5 lesson certificate course:$129 per participant
  • Online Course
F.I.I.V.E. Chicago Toolkit

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, in partnership with Clearbrook and Center for Independent Futures, is offering a new resource to Foster Intergenerational Inclusive Volunteer Engagement. F.I.I.V.E. Chicago teamed up older adults as mentors with young people with developmental disabilities to design and implement service projects for underserved groups in their communities. The project was funded by The Coleman Foundation of Chicago, IL.

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  • Toolkit:FREE
  • Digital Download
Introduction to Caregiving

Few are fully prepared for the responsibilities and tasks involved in caring for an older adult. As a caregiver, it is important to have a clear plan or guide that has multiple paths. This five-lesson online course introduces the basics of the caregiver role and explores the challenges associated with older adult care. 

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  • Online course: 5 lesson certificate course:$129 per participant
  • Online Course
Making Sense of Memory Loss Online

Developed by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association, evidence-based Making Sense of Memory Loss Online helps those who care for someone in the early, middle, or late to final stages of memory loss, whether or not that individual has received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia.

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  • Online course: 5 lesson course:$129 per participant
  • Online Course
National Survey of Employee Wellness Programs Among Senior Living and Hospital Providers

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging partnered with LeadingAge, American Seniors Housing Association, and Caring Communities to collaborate on this first-of-its-kind national survey of employee wellness programs across senior living, long-term care, and hospital settings. The report offers strategic recommendations on employee wellness incentives and a checklist of key questions to be used in evaluating an organization’s employee wellness program efforts.

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  • Report - Download:FREE
  • Digital Download
National Survey of Family Members of Residents in CCRCs

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, Ziegler, and Brecht Associates, Inc., partnered to conduct the first-ever national study in 2011, of family members of residents living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), which asked what they are planning for their own retirement lifestyle and health needs. The study creates a picture of where the industry is today, and reveals opportunities for the future in order to best serve the next generation.

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  • Report - Download:FREE
  • Digital Download
National Survey of Research Entities Conducting Applied Studies in Aging

A total of 123 organizations that handle different aspects of research in our industry were invited to participate in the surveys. The result is a 57-page national survey that provides an opportunity for aging research and service organizations to consider the scope of the issues currently being addressed by gerontological researchers and the future needs, challenges, and opportunities that an aging population will bring.

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  • Report - Hard copy:$129 per hard copy
  • Hard Copy
  • Report - Download:$79 per digital download
  • Digital Download
National Whole-Person Wellness Survey Report

Conducted in collaboration with Ziegler and the architectural firm of Dorsky Hodgson Parrish Yue (first report) and C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group (second report), these national reports of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) describe the impact of wellness programs on residents, and factors related to successful wellness programs from the perspective of program managers, administrators, and presidents/CEOs.

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  • First National Whole-Person Wellness Survey Report:FREE
  • Digital Download
  • Second National Whole-Person Wellness Survey Report:FREE
  • Digital Download
Survey of Trends in Senior Living

Developers and providers can use these survey results to address potential opportunities and create innovations to help shape the future of senior living services, programs, and amenities. The ultimate goal is to create environments and lifestyles where older adults want to live, not just where they need to live.

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  • Report - Hard copy:$129 per hard copy
  • Hard Copy
  • Report - Download:$79 per digital download
  • Digital Download
Ways to Understand Resident Sexuality

This on-demand webinar debunks common myths about the sexual health of older adults and offers tactics and tips for identifying and addressing appropriate and inappropriate sexual behavior.

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  • Individual Webinar:$49 per community
  • Individual Webinar