Online Training Overview

Let’s Get Real: Being Person-Centered in a Task Oriented World

An Online Course for Caregivers, CNAs, and others who support Older Adults

You’ve heard about Person-Centered Care.

Chances are, you already use many aspects of it in your work with older adults and others who need support for their daily living. Whether you work in a nursing home, assisted living, memory care, adult care home or provide in-home care, you have probably heard some different opinions, questions and points of view about person-centered care. Do any of these sound familiar?

  • I hear the term person-centered care, but I’m not really sure what it means.
  • Isn’t everything we do here person-centered already?
  • I’d like to do person-centered care, but it seems pretty unrealistic. I feel like it’s just one more thing I have to do.
  • I don’t see how person-centered care practices fit the community where I work.
  • I get the idea of person-centered care and feel like I do it. I’d like to do more, but I don’t really know how.
If so, this online training course is for you!

In these two modules you will learn about:

  • The definition of person-centered care and hear it described by many different experts who have followed its principles for years
  • TRACK – a self-reflection tool
  • How TRACK can be used when providing care for older adults
Ready to get started?

Click here to begin the course!

Ready to get started?

Click here to begin the course!

Online Course

Study Guides

  • Applications of Person Centered Care study guides are included for self-study or group discussions. A separate guide is available for each setting.
  • The stories presented are based on real experiences in different kinds of settings: nursing homes, assisted living, memory care, adult care homes, and home care.
  • Read the story and then review how TRACK can help you help people in ways that are important to them and provide the care they need.
  • A certificate of completion is available for those who live and work in Oregon. To get your certificate, please be sure to take the course using the Oregon Care Partners link on the training page.
  • 1 CEU (Oregon only): Approved for Nursing Home Administrators, Adult Foster Home, and Community Based Care (Assisted Living and Residential)

This online course was developed by Making Oregon Vital for Elders (MOVE) on behalf of Oregon Department of Human Services – Aging and People with Disabilities.  Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the Oregon Quality Care Fund.


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