The majority of your residents likely require assistance with medication management. Prepare your staff to safely and effectively provide this important service and stay in compliance with state regulations regarding medication training.

HCAM has developed a new and improved train the trainer program specifically geared to prepare Home for the Aged, Adult Foster Care and other assisted living settings to appropriately train their staff who are involved in medication management in each particular setting. This one and a half day program and training kit will prepare the trainer and provide him/her with the tools needed to train and evaluate staff for competency.

Train The Trainers will learn how to effectively teach adult learners and the course does a deep dive into each unit to ensure the trainer has the knowledge and tools to take back to their community and teach their own Medication Aides.

2024 DATES

  • April 3 & 10
  • June 20 & 27
  • August 14 & 21
  • November 13 & 20


Vickie Burlew is a registered nurse and licensed nursing home administrator. She has been actively involved in the culture change movement as a Certified Eden Associate, Education/Mentor and Guide. Vickie has co-created a curriculum on Leadership, is a certified INTERACT 3 trainer and has acted as a trainer for various leadership workshops and seminars. She teaches the subjects of leadership and regulation at the MSU Nursing Home Administration Course with a focus on clinical compliance.


This continuing education activity is appropriate for adult foster care providers and certified assisted living directors for a recommended maximum of 9 clock hours of professional development.


Note: This content is strictly limited to assisted living providers (member and non-member) and non-providers will not be allowed to register.


Registration includes one attendee for the one and a half day training (note, the first day is in person in Lansing at the HCAM office and the second half day is virtual) and one full train the trainer kit including an electronic version of the medication management learner workbook with printing rights.


Printed, Spiral Bound Instructor Manual

Electronic Versions of:

  • Student Manual
  • PowerPoint Slides for Teaching
  • Competency Check-List
  • Competency Exams for Each Unit
  • Knowledge Checkup for Each Unit
  • Flashcards
  • Course Completion Certificates


Day 1 will be held in person at the Health Care Association of Michigan office located at 7413 Westshire Dr., Lansing, MI 48917.

Day 2 will be held virtually on Zoom.

Program Agenda

Day 1 - In-Person

  • 8:30 – 9:30 am – Introductions and Adult Learning Principles
  • 9:30  – 10:30 am – Creating a Learning Environment
  • 10:45 – 11:30 am – Course Materials
  • 11:30 – 12:30 pm – Lunch On Your Own
  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm – Core Medication Management, Units 1, 2, 3 and 14
  • 2:15 – 3:45 pm – Core Medication Management, Units 4 and 5
  • 4:00 – 4:30 pm – Teach Back Assignments

Day 2 - Live Virtual on ZOOM

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am - Open Discussions
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am – Teach Back
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am – Teach Back 
  • 10:45 – 11:30 am – Teach Back
  • 11:45 – 12:00 pm – Wrap Up

Questions? We're here to help!

Mary Gettel, Director of Education

Allison Taipalus, Education Coordinator