We have now started hosting CPR classes at our Lynnwood office every Wednesday at 9:00am. This course covers CPR/ First Aid/ AED for senior living staff and is a fun and interactive course designed to insure your teams meet the requirements. Please contact us for more information.
The Corner Blog
This past week was an interesting one for sure and it was full of fascinating scenarios that reminds me of why we founded Cornerstone in the first place. I had the opportunity to meet some very powerful people who needed assistance beyond their wildest imaginations and I am so thankful that they reached out to us for help. As a company, we also just attended the 20th annual Elder Fair in Everett and once again I was struck by the amount of... (read more)
We recently began work with several independent owner/ operators that has rejuvenated our attitude about senior living. After hearing so many stories over the last several years about warehousing and poor operators it was a breath of fresh air to work with those that value quality and resident satisfaction as priorities. I have long maintained that consistency is the hallmark of success and when we don't shy away from the personal approach both... (read more)
It is with great excitement that we unveil our new website. This has been such an amazing year of growth and adventure for our team and we are so appreciative of the support we have received from our partners. We started out to create something special and we have been rewarded far beyond what we expected. We have met amazing and unique individuals and providers and we are extremely ramped up to see what 2013 brings. Happy Holidays to everyone... (read more)
We frequently receive requests to present our education courses in languages other than English. As a distance education provider without any background in English as a Second Language (ESL) training, this presents a challenge for our team. We are all English speakers without training in a second language other than Judith who is a Spanish speaker with English as a second language and Robin who has four years of college German too many years ago... (read more)
Just wanted to let everyone know that we received our DSHS approval on our CE courses and there are currently 12 credits posted with another 6 to follow in the next 1-2 weeks and then we will be adding courses monthly. Currently the courses are available as individual classes, but we are developing some CE plans that will allow you to purchase 12 hours at a significant discount. I will post a blog when we have that ready to roll out to you.
FAQS ON CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) REQUIREMENTS The following information has answers to frequently asked questions about the new CE requirements taking effect July 1, 2012. This will help you understand what is expected and how to handle the transitions required. WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE CE AND WHEN AFTER 7/1/2012? The following workers must complete 12 hours of CE by their birthdate. All long term care (LTC) workers required to become... (read more)
Hello everyone! I just realized that I forgot to post the emergency ruling about the HCA training that came out a couple of weeks ago. All HCA students whose dates of hire are between January 7, 2012 through March 29, 2012 will have until July 27, 2012 to finish their training requirements and then have until August 26th to become certified as Home Care Aides. All long term care workers hired after March 30, 2012 that are required to complete... (read more)
Hi, there! Just wanted to let everyone know that we posted a new CE offering today. It was designed at the request of managers who were having difficulty knowing how to supervise and motivate the younger employees (the Y Generation). The course is good for 3 hours of CE and is a panel discussion of four generations. The lead presenter, Sylvia Sullard, is a youth leader and had studied the differences in generational cultures. While this is... (read more)
The final rulings on I-1163 have been made and posted. The only significant thing I noticed was more specifics in what needed to be included in the letter of exemption and who could right it. Please see below: (i) The department may require the exempt long-term care worker who is employed ((on or before December 31, 2010)) between January 1, 2011, and January 6, 2012, to provide proof of that employment. Proof may include a letter or... (read more)