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Nurse Training for Assisted Living
2253 Pawtucket Avenue, Suite C
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
United States

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Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Nurse Training

Program Description

Nurses have a crucial role in assisted living communities. They are responsible for conducting clinical assessments of residents’ health status, as well as observing and reporting any changes in residents’ health or care plans to their family members. As we all know, all assisted living communities must meet certain requirements and comply with Rhode Island state regulations to operate; therefore, it is vital that all nurses receive training on assisted living regulations, operation as well as substance abuse among older adults. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 10.7% of seniors reported binge drinking, 2.5% of seniors reported heavy alcohol use, 1.6% of seniors reported having an alcohol abuse disorder, 1.3% of seniors reported misuse of opioids, 0.5% of seniors reported misuse of tranquilizers, 0.4% of seniors reported misuse of benzodiazepines, and 0.2% of seniors reported misuse of sedatives.

This training program aims to provide nurses with in-depth knowledge of RI assisted living regulations and requirements. Program trainers will share tools and best practices in resident care, as well as discuss ways to identify and address substance abuse in residents, thereby improving residents’ satisfaction in our assisted living communities. Whether you're an experienced nurse or new to the industry, this training is essential for your success.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the regulations and requirements for nursing in Assisted Living residences.
  • Utilize the provided tools and training to implement best practices in resident care, focusing on enhancing resident satisfaction.
  • Accurately identify signs of substance abuse in residents.
  • Effectively offer and facilitate access to appropriate resources and support services for residents struggling with substance abuse.


Joann Cardullo, RN, ALA, President, Four Winds Senior Care Consultants, LLC
Don Drake, LACDI, Community Education Coordinator, Connelly Law Offices, LTD

Date and Time:

Day 1: Assisted Living Nurse Training
Wednesday, August 14th  - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Day 2: Substance Abuse in the Elderly
Thursday, August 15th - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


RIALA Office, 2253 Pawtucket Ave, Suite C, East Providence, RI 02914

Registration Fees: 

RIALA Member:  $399
Non-Member:  $599

Continuing Education Credits: 
10 CEUs
This activity is pending the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) approval for contact hours. Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is August 2nd. 

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Contact: [email protected]