Self Study Modules

As part of the Rosehaven Provincial Program, we endeavour to meet the various needs of staff education by providing options in how you receive education. Self Study Modules allow you to study on your own time and fit education into your busy schedule.

To order your self study module contact email with the following information:

  • Full Name 
  • Place of Employment 
  • Position
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Module Requested

Once a self-study is satisfactorily completed, you will receive a certificate from the Rosehaven Provincial Program.


Creating a Therapeutic Relationship

  • Review communications strength and deficits of individuals with cognitive impairment.
  • Review examples of verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Identify the use of verbal communication skills; verbal prompts, announcements, choice, positive reinforcement, distraction and diversion in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) care.
  • Identify the use of nonverbal communication skills; object cueing, humour and music in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) care.

Depression in the Elderly

  • Define depression and describe different types of depression.
  • Review risk factors of depression in the elderly.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of depression in the elderly.
  • Review consequences of undiagnosed depression.
  • Describe the role of the health care staff in caring for elderly clients with depression.


  • Define and describe delirium.
  • State the prevalence and describe the consequences of delirium.
  • List common causes of delirium in the elderly.
  • Describe the risk factors for delirium.
  • Identify signs and symptoms that may indicate delirium.
  • Describe the role of the health care worker in caring for clients with delirium.

Common Forms of Dementia

  • Define dementia.
  • Identify the Frontal Lobe, Temporal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, Occipital Lobe and Limbic system of the brain and list one symptom that is exhibited with damage to that specific area of the brain.
  • List 3 clinical features for the 4 most common types of Dementia: Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, and Vascular Dementia.
  • Identify two other diseases that also cause dementia.
  • Define delirium and list one cause of delirium.
  • Complete questions related to a dementia case study.

Developing Relationships while Maintaining Healthy Boundaries

  • Define professional boundaries.
  • Identify boundary issues that arise with clients and families.
  • Differentiate between boundary crossing and boundary violation.
  • Provide examples of ways to maintain boundaries.
  • Analyze a case study and identify examples of boundary crossing and boundary violation.

Introduction to Pain Management

  • Identify possible sources of pain in the elderly population.
  • Describe four responsive behaviours associated with pain.
  • Give examples of complementary care strategies used in the management of pain.
  • Suggest why behaviour indicators should be considered when assessing for pain.

Retrogenesis (Stages of Alzheimer Disease)

  • Define Retrogenesis.
  • Review the stages of Alzheimer Disease and become familiar with the Brief Cognitive Rating Scale and the Functional Assessment Staging in relation to the stages of AD.
  • Review a case study and determine the stage of Alzheimer Disease and suggested care strategies.