Dakota Geriatrics
A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Great Plains Consortium

Direct Care Workers Webinars

Age-Friendly Healthcare Webinar Series 4.0

Dakota Geriatrics and Service Providers for Seniors present monthly webinars on Age-Friendly Healthcare for direct care workers and multidisciplinary professionals. Live sessions are scheduled for every third Monday of the month at 4:00 pm Central through Zoom.

Webinar Series Objectives

  • Learn about the key components of the chronic disease management
  • Improve geriatric care for older adults
  • Create a network among local healthcare professionals
  • Earn free educational credits for those who attend the LIVE webinars (social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing)

Upcoming Sessions

This is an ongoing series from September 2023 - June 2024.

Topics to Be Covered

  • Prognostication
  • Cultural aspects of care
  • Pain management
  • Creating a mobility plan
  • Complementary and integrative medicine
  • Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Update on Alzheimer's disease drugs for memory loss and behavioral management
  • Nutrition and weight
  • Behavioral disorders in dementia
  • Mobility and nutrition

Continuing Education Credits

Attendees can claim credit upon participation in the live session and completion of the mandatory evaluation form following the program. This activity is approved for 1 contact hour per session (up to a max of 9 contact hours) by the following Boards:

  • Social Work: Department of Geriatrics at the University of North Dakota is a board approved provider as approved by North Dakota Board of Social Worker Examiners.
  • Physical Therapy: This course meets the unit standards for continuing competence activity per the North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy. One unit of CC activity will be awarded for every 1 hour of coursework.
  • Occupational Therapy: Each session would count for 1.00 hour of continued competency for licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants as approved by North Dakota State Board of Occupational Therapist Practice.
  • Nursing: This activity is approved for 9.0 contact hours (1.0 per session) by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Archived Sessions

Series 1.0

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Dr. Jayme Steig

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO


Series 2.0

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Meridee Danks, DPT, NCS

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO


Series 3.0

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Dr. Douglas Gugel-Bryant

Presented by Michael Komanetz

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO


Series 4.0

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Karen Semmens, DNP, GCNS-BC, and Sclinda Janssen, PhD, OTR/L, CLA, FAOTA

Presented by Dr. Douglas Gugel-Bryant, PharmD, BCPS

Presented by Dr. Robert Olson

Presented by Brenna Swanson, MS, RDN, LRD, CDCES

Presented by Amanda Wilson, PT, DPT, C-NDT

Presented by Donald Jurivich, DO

Presented by Rebecca Brynjulson, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP

Presented by Rebecca Brynjulson, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP