Promoting Sleep in Long Term Care

Category: Direct Care Professionals

The goal of this course is for nursing home staff to be able to use interventions and techniques to help long term care residents improve their sleep quality.

Intended Audience

nursing assistants and nurses at nursing homes.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss normal changes in sleep for elderly residents and what is considered a sleep disturbance
  • Explain why it is important to be aware of and intervene in disturbed sleep patterns
  • List factors that contribute to disturbed sleep in long term care residents
  • Discuss which interventions might work for different sleep disturbances and how to effect change in environment
  • Apply appropriate interventions to improve the sleep quality of LTC residents

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

  • Domain 3: Communication Skills
    3A2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images).

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Dr. Ann Bossen, RN, PhD; Kristine Williams, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

Technical requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

Creation date: December 4, 2015

Update date: June 24, 2019