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Restorative Aide

Restorative Aide Program Description:

This Restorative Aide course is designed to train Certified Nurses’ Aides (CNAs) in the efficient restorative care of residents in nursing homes.

This unique program equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to assist residents in long-term care facilities in maintaining and improving their physical and functional abilities.

Students can access the course materials at their own pace and convenience, allowing them to balance their studies with other commitments.

Upon successful completion of the Restorative Aide online course, students will have the confidence and competence to assist residents in their daily activities, promote independence, and contribute to the overall well-being of those under their care. With the flexibility of online learning, our course offers a convenient pathway for individuals seeking to pursue a rewarding career in long-term care as restorative aides.


The Restorative Aide online course offered by We Care Online is a comprehensive training program designed specifically for certified nurses’ aides (CNAs) seeking to excel in providing efficient restorative care to residents in nursing homes. With the goal of enhancing the quality of resident care, this course offers information and training to empower CNAs in promoting independence and functional abilities of those in their care. It is important to note that this course is not intended to replace the expertise of registered or licensed professionals with specialized training beyond its scope.

Course Duration: The course spans 32 hours of engaging online content, allowing students to progress at their own pace and convenience.

Textbook: The course materials are fully integrated into the online platform, eliminating the need for a separate textbook.

Learner Outcomes: Throughout the course, students will gain proficiency in various aspects related to restorative care, including understanding the functioning of a rehabilitation unit, effects of aging and disability, basic anatomy and body movement, identification of medical problems affecting functional independence, methods to assist residents while promoting their autonomy, techniques for helping with mobility and basic exercises, familiarity with common rehabilitation equipment, basic balance responses and activities, and effective ways to interact with residents.

Course Outline: The course is structured into ten units covering various essential topics related to restorative care, including rehabilitation and its function, effects of aging, basic anatomy, diseases impacting mobility, promoting independence, resident transfers, ambulation, types of exercise, available restorative aide equipment, communication, and medical terminology.

Expected income ranges from $9.88 – $15.87 per hour depending on location and the type of work you do. (See PayScale.com)

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This course is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. You can view our approved courses: Click Here


Course Outline:  The course will consist of ten units.

  1. Rehabilitation
  2. Effects of Aging
  3. Basic Anatomy
  4. Resident transfers
  5. Ambulation
  6. Communication
  7. Types of Exercise
  8. Equipment available to the Restorative Aide
  9. Disease that effects mobility
  10. Abbreviations and medical terminology


  • Nurse Aide Certification
  • Payment in full


Our courses require payment up front. If you are a facility and need to make payment arrangements, please fill out this form: Click Here for Form 

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Course Instructor: Cindy Gaschler, RN


Cindy Gaschler: A Knowledgeable and Inspiring Instructor in Healthcare Education

Cindy Gaschler, RN
Cindy Gaschler, RN

Cindy Gaschler is a highly esteemed instructor specializing in healthcare education, specifically in the fields of Activity Director, Social Service Designee, Nurse Aide, and Medication Aide. With her extensive experience and profound expertise, Cindy has become a trusted mentor and guide, empowering aspiring healthcare professionals to excel in their chosen careers.

As an instructor, Cindy brings a wealth of real-world knowledge and practical insights to her teaching. With a strong foundation in healthcare and a deep understanding of the specific roles she instructs, she effectively imparts essential skills, protocols, and regulations to her students. Her ability to translate complex concepts into easily understandable terms allows learners to grasp challenging topics and apply them confidently in their professional settings.

Cindy’s teaching style is marked by enthusiasm, dedication, and a genuine passion for empowering others. She creates a supportive and inclusive learning environment, fostering open discussions, and encouraging active participation. By incorporating interactive teaching methods, such as case studies, role-playing, and hands-on activities, Cindy ensures that her students are fully engaged and equipped with the practical skills required to excel in their respective roles.

Beyond her technical expertise, Cindy recognizes the importance of instilling empathy and compassion in healthcare professionals. She emphasizes the significance of person-centered care and promotes a holistic approach that considers the physical, emotional, and social well-being of patients. By highlighting the significance of empathy and effective communication, Cindy prepares her students to not only perform their duties competently but also to cultivate meaningful connections with those under their care.

Cindy’s dedication to the field of healthcare education extends beyond the classroom. She actively engages in continuous professional development, staying abreast of the latest advancements and best practices in her areas of expertise. This commitment allows her to provide her students with up-to-date information, ensuring that they receive the most relevant and comprehensive education possible.

Outside of her instructional role, Cindy remains involved in community initiatives and professional organizations related to healthcare education. She believes in the power of collaboration and networking, advocating for the exchange of ideas and the creation of supportive networks for both students and professionals in the industry.

Cindy Gaschler’s unwavering commitment to healthcare education, coupled with her ability to inspire and empower students, has made her a highly respected and sought-after instructor. Her passion for teaching, combined with her comprehensive knowledge and practical experience, enables her to shape the next generation of healthcare professionals. Through her guidance, Cindy instills not only the necessary technical skills but also the values and qualities that are essential in providing compassionate and exceptional care.

Course Instructor Assistant: Lori Wagoner


Lori Wagoner is a dedicated and accomplished professional who serves as an Instructor Assistant for Nurse Aide, Medication Aide, Activity Director, and Social Service Designee courses at We Care Online Classes. With a passion for healthcare and education, Lori brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role, making her an invaluable asset to We Care Online.

In her position as an Instructor Assistant, Lori plays a crucial role in supporting students pursuing careers as nurse aides and medication aides. She brings her extensive expertise in these areas, providing guidance, instruction, and mentorship to help students develop the necessary skills and knowledge required for success in their chosen fields.

Lori’s journey in the healthcare industry began with her pursuit of becoming a nurse aide. Her compassionate nature and commitment to providing excellent patient care made her a natural fit for this role. She quickly gained recognition for her exceptional work ethic and dedication to the well-being of her patients, earning her the respect and admiration of her peers and superiors.

Recognizing the importance of safe and accurate medication administration, Lori further expanded her skill set by becoming a Medication Aide. In this capacity, she developed expertise in administering medications, ensuring the safety and well-being of patients. Her meticulous approach to medication administration and commitment to patient safety have earned her the trust and confidence of both patients and healthcare professionals.

As an Instructor Assistant, Lori combines her practical experience as a nurse aide and medication aide with her passion for education. She helps students understand the fundamentals of these roles and assists them in acquiring the necessary skills to excel in their future careers. Her dedication, patience, and ability to effectively communicate complex concepts make her an exceptional mentor for aspiring healthcare professionals.

In conclusion, Lori Wagoner is a highly skilled and dedicated professional who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role as an Instructor Assistant for Nurse Aide and Medication Aide at We Care Online Classes. Through her practical knowledge, passion for education, and commitment to patient care, Lori strives to empower students to succeed in their healthcare careers and make a positive impact on the lives of those they serve. Her invaluable contributions to the field of healthcare education make her an integral part of the We Care Online team.


Student FAQ's

The class is a 32-hour course

Yes, however, we ask that you print off a “skills checklist” and you take the checklist to a facility that you are comfortable with and have either the RN or PT sign off that you can do the skills.

There is no book.  All your reading material is provided in the course.

It is part of your course and when you get to that section you can print off the document.

You do not have a renewal for the Restorative Aide course.  It is a lifetime certificate.

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