Training for Department of Social Services

Programs for Caregivers working in Virginia's Licensed Assisted Living and Adult Day Care Facilities

Developed jointly by the Division of Licensing Programs and the VCU's Department of Gerontology, these training programs are made possible through the use of Assisted Living and Adult Day Care facility licensing fees. Programs are provided exclusively for employees of Licensed Assisted Living facilities and Adult Day Care Centers in Virginia.


Fall 2017 Schedule of Training – Dates/Sites/Topics

Program Learning Objectives for Current Training Sessions:

Registration Forms

Directions to Training Sites

Continuing Education Credits


Fall 2017 Schedule of Training

Most programs are scheduled from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30 am. 

(NOTE: Exception to begin and end times are listed for Fairfax which is scheduled from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30 am.)






Mental Health and Aging


Nutritional Needs

Medication Safety

Southwest VA Higher
Education Center
Room 222
1 Partnership Cr
Abingdon, VA 24210
09/26/2017 10/17/2017 11/16/2017
Fairfax County
Government Center
12000 Gov't. Center Pkwy
Conference Room 120-C
Fairfax, VA 22035
09/05/2017 10/10/2017 11/15/2017
Embassy Suites
1700 Coliseum Dr
Hampton, VA 23666
09/28/2017 10/12/2017 11/02/2017
Trinity Family Life Center
Solomon's Court
3601 Dill Road
Richmond, VA 23222


10/25/2017 11/14/2017
Westerre Conference Center
3831 Westerre Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233
09/19/2017 10/19/2017 11/01/2017
Salem Civic Center,
Parlor A
1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, Virginia 24153
09/13/2017 10/03/2017 11/09/2017
Virginia Beach
TCC/Virginia Beach Joint Use Library
Meeting Room L102-103
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
09/07/2017 10/24/2017 11/08/2017
Hampton Inn & Suites
1150 Motel Drive
Woodstock, VA 22664
09/14/2017 10/04/2017 11/07/2017

Adult Day Care Center Online Webinar Training Series

Dementia: It's Not Just Alzheimer's (A four part webinar series)

Live webinar was held April 25, 2017 -- 1:00pm-2:30pm 

*This webinar series expires on April 24th, 2018. Any ADCC providers may sign up and complete the series by this expiration date. 

Please view the ADCC Flyer for more information

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will have an increased understanding of:

  • Person Centered Care
  • Symptoms of depression in older adults
  • Symptoms of dementia in older adults
  • Ability to differentiate between depression and dementia
  • Forms of dementia due to diagnoses other than Alzheimer's Disease, as well as delirium and alcoholic dementia

*Case studies and examples will come from Adult Day Care settings

Individualized Service Plan: Meeting Resident/Participant Needs

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Increased familiarity with the Virginia licensing standards related to individualized service plans.
  • Increased understanding of the purpose of the uniform assessment instrument.
  • Increased understanding of the importance of the individualized service plan.
  • Increased understanding of the importance of interdisciplinary assessment of residents.
  • Increased ability to interpret assessments to determine resident needs.
  • Increased ability to develop and use goal-oriented individualized service plans.

Mental Health and Aging: A Practical Approach to Working with Older Adults 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will have an:

  • Increased understanding of the wide-ranging impacts of mental illness in aging
  • Increased ability to recognize the signs, symptoms, and trajectories of common mental illness in older adults 
  • Increased familiarity of the referral process for professional and community mental health resources 
  • Increased appreciation for and understanding of the tools to navigate the ethical issues surrounding mental health

Nutritional Needs and Medication Safety

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will have an:

  • Increased understanding of the basic nutrition and hydration needs of adults in long-term care
  • Increased understanding of the relationship between nutrition and physical and cognitive functioning in older adults 
  • Increased understanding of the role of nutrition in chronic disease care of older adults
  • Increased understanding of the implications of food and drug interactions in older adults
  • Increased ability to apply strategies for preventing medication-related problems
  • Increased ability to describe drug interactions, adverse drug events, overuse, underuse, inappropriate prescribing and non-adherence
  • Increased ability to describe symptoms that may indicate that an older adult is experiencing a medication-related problem
  • Increased ability to explain why older adults are at risk for experiencing a medication-related problem
  • Increased ability to identify strategies to prevent medication-related problems in older adults

Registration Form

Below is the link for the registration forms for the Fall 2017 Training Programs, which you can print off and send to the Department of Gerontology. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our hotline at (804) 828-9060.

NOTE: Registrations must be received at the Department of Gerontology 10 business days prior to the training date. Certificates will not be available at the training to late registrants, but will be mailed at a later date.

Fall 2017 Brochure

Now accepting credit card payments.

On-line Registration at:

(Note: Select "Gerontology" from the Sponsor drop down menu to see a listing of all of our programs)

Directions to Training Sites

By clicking on any of the sites below, you will be directed to the Map Quest website where you can enter your starting address to get the driving directions to each of the training sites.

Southwest Virginia Higher Center Campus:
Room#130 One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, Virginia 24210


Fairfax County Government Center
Conference Room 2-3
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Embassy Suites
1700 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Westerre Conference Center
3831 Westerre Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233

Trinity Family Life Center
3601 Dill Rd
Richmond, VA 23222

Salem Civic Center
1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153

TCC/VA Beach Joint Use Library
1700 College Crescent 
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Riverside Doctor's Hospital
Main Conference Room
1500 Commonwealth Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Hampton Inn& Suites
1150 Motel Drive
Woodstock, VA 22664

Continuing Education Credits

Each site will have the appropriate forms available for continuing education credit the day of the training. Mail the completed form and processing fee to the VCU Department of Gerontology, P.O. Box 980228, Richmond, VA 23298-0228. The deadline for requesting CEUs is two weeks after the last training date.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: This course meets the criteria of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded by letter and recorded by Virginia Commonwealth University. There is a $10.00 processing fee.

**NEW: Online application and advance payment of CEUs will now be accepted during online registration for each training course. Upon registering for a training, you will be asked to select if you want to receive CEU credit for the course. A $10 processing fee will be added to your total. You must complete the online CEU application form during registration. Refunds will not be given for no-show attendance.  If you have any questions, please email

Attendees will no longer need to apply for NAB credits for trainings offered by VCU´s Department of Gerontology through the support of DSS as additional documentation of attendance is not required.These trainings meet 18VAC95-30-70 B of the Regulations Governing the Practice of Assisted Living Facility Administrators: "In order for continuing education to be approved by the board [LTCA], it [training] shall be related to the domains of practice for residential care/assisted living and approved or offered by NAB, an accredited educational institution or a governmental agency."

Please maintain original copies of your Certificate of Attendance as it is your responsibility to maintain records of your continuing education for licensing. If you have any questions about continuing education requirements for licensed assisted living administrators, please contact the Virginia Board of Long Term Care Administrators at (804)367-4595.

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education without regard to race, creed, gender, national origin, age, or handicap.