Long Term Care Class in Maryland - MD
A comparison of dependency in activities of daily living scores of nursing home residents in Maryland and the United States shows that residents in Maryland were more dependent than U.S. residents in general for eating, toileting, and transferring. To address this growing need, long term care training is available in many locations in Maryland, including community and technical schools, vocational schools, colleges, nursing homes, and hospitals, such as Franklin Square Hospital Center, Holy Cross Hospital, John Hopkins Medicine, and Prince George’s Hospital Center.
Certified Nursing Assistants play a vital role in helping patients who are no longer able to care for themselves and this is a popular first step in a career in the long term care field. During the training, students learn to assist with the activities of daily living, including bathing and hygiene, using the toilet, and exercise; help patients with moving, walking, and positioning; record vital information on appropriate medical forms, and responding properly to emergencies.
Additionally, classes covering end of life issues and perspectives are periodically offered, where death, dying, and bereavement from social, cultural, psychological, biomedical, economic, and historical perspectives is surveyed. Topics include definitions of death, the meaning of death, psychological needs of the dying person and significant others, care of the dying, suicide, euthanasia, end-of-life decision making, the economics of life-sustaining care, and bereavement and grieving.