Footprints – Training & eTracking Solutions Blog

6 Tips for Taking on the Costs of Alzheimer's Care

Posted by Lydia Chan on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Most adults fail to think ahead when it comes to long-term care for conditions like Alzheimer’s. However, planning for these costs can save patients and caregivers so much stress in the future. Here are some steps you may want to take when tackling the costs of Alzheimer’s care.

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Tags: caring for the elderly, health care, employee training

Flu Season is Here - Start Protecting Yourself Today

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Flu season is upon us, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages everyone six months of age and older to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, visits to the doctor, and missed work and school, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Bottom line: the more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from the flu virus.

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Tags: online training, health care

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Just the Facts

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease are claiming more and more lives every day, despite continuing research and treatment breakthroughs. In spite of the numbers, the general public has a low level of understanding when it comes to various types of dementia, causes, and available treatments.

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Tags: caring for the elderly, health care

Uniting Together to End Tuberculosis

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Today, on World Tuberculosis Day, we want to take a moment to talk about this potentially deadly disease that affects more than one third of the world’s population.

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Tags: health care, employee training

Stay Healthy this Flu Season

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Flu season is upon us and, as is the case every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages everyone to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, visits to the doctor, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Bottom line: the more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu.

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Tags: online training, health care

Healthcare Regulations: Who Does What?

Posted by Nancy Grimm on Mon, Dec 01, 2014

It can be overwhelming to know and understand all the regulations that apply to the health care industry and to know which regulatory agency is responsible for the enforcement of certain requirements.  Because it can get confusing, and because it’s so important that we understand who does what and why, I thought it was time to talk about regulations, to break down the regulatory agencies who govern and have oversight for health care and review why they’re important and how they impact each of us on a daily basis.

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Tags: caring for the elderly, online training, health care

The Future of eLearning in Healthcare Infographic

Posted by Adam Noll on Wed, Oct 22, 2014

The Future of eLearning in Healthcare

We found this infographic from Nine Lanterns recently conducted a survey into the use of eLearning in healthcare to be incredibly informative. The survey, held from 1st May – 31st August and was completed by HR and L&D professionals in the healthcare sector.  

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Tags: online training, health care

Why Educational Programs and Continuing Education Are so Important for Health Care Providers

Posted by Nancy Grimm on Thu, Sep 04, 2014

It’s well known that health care providers require special knowledge and skills in order to provide competent and safe care as well as to protect those who access the health care system.  But do you ever wonder how a health care provider or assisted living facility manager comes to recognize health concerns and deliver the necessary treatments and medications in a responsible and ethical manner?

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Tags: health care

FAQs about Online Assisted Living Training

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Fri, May 30, 2014

Because we’re relatively new on the assisted living training scene, we’re fielding a lot of
questions about our courses. We’re happy to answer the calls and emails and we love to talk to clients and prospective clients, but we thought it might make sense to answer the most commonly asked questions right here, for everyone to see.

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Tags: caring for the elderly, health care

How Will We Support the Rapidly Growing Elderly Population?

Posted by Nancy Grimm on Wed, May 14, 2014

In this ever-changing society where individuals are living longer and post-World War II baby boomers are reaching the age of 65 or older, the prevention and treatment of diseases are becoming more complex. Because of this, the need for an efficient and affordable health care delivery systems is greater than ever. 

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Tags: caring for the elderly, health care