Training Materials for Health Care Providers and Family Caregivers

Personal Care Training Program - Attendant Care Training

Personal and home care aides and home health aides are the second and third fastest-growing occupations in the country according to Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Workforce centers, community colleges and home health agencies can provide comprehensive training to direct care workers with the Personal Care Attendant Training Program. The dynamic, interactive Personal Care Attendant Training Program gives you everything you need to train high-demand direct care workers in essential caregiving, communication and professional skills. The program provides 43 hours of high-quality classroom training for care providers of elders and people with disabilities.

The program is written at a 5th-grade literacy level. Designed according to principles of adult learning theory, the program utilizes a variety of learning modalities to maximize students' understanding and retention of material.

The curriculum includes modules on:

•    Working as a personal care attendant
•    Introduction to home care
•    Ethical and legal behavior
•    Communication skills
•    Caring for the elderly and disabled
•    Observation, reporting and documentation
•    HIPAA in home care
•    Cultural competence
•    Infection control and bloodborne pathogens
•    Moving and positioning someone in bed
•    Active range of motion exercises
•    How to recognize and prevent pressure ulcers
•    Proper body mechanics for the caregiver and care recipient
•    Personal care (grooming, hygiene, etc)
•    Tub baths and showers
•    Vital signs/
Oxygen therapy
•    Assisting with medications
•    Fall prevention
•    Fire safety
•    Safe wheelchair use
•    Nutrition
•    Urinary and fecal incontinence/Urinary catheters
•    Elder abuse and neglect
•    Reducing personal stress
•    Medical emergencies and emergency preparedness

•    Specific diseases, including early to mid and mid to late stage Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and aphasia, depression, Parkinson's, ALS, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury


Administrator Manual
  • Instructor Manual
  • Support Materials Manual containing:
        •   Skills competency checklist
        •   Key points and definitions
        •   Testing packets
        •   Certificate of completion
        •   Program evaluation forms
        •   Publicity flier, and more…
  • 21 copies of Quick Tips for Caregivers textbook
  • 21 copies of Quick Tips for Caregivers Workbook
  • 21 copies of A Guide to Working as a Personal Care Attendant booklet
  • 20 DVDs  - Topics include bedrest, wheelchair use, infection
  •    control, medications, personal care, fire safety, fall prevention,
  •    Alzheimer’s early to mid stage, Alzheimer's mid to late stage,
        •    aphasia, elder abuse, cultural competence, vital signs, 
        •    communication skills, observation, reporting and
        •    documentation, introduction to home care, ethical and
        •    legal behavior, nutrition and meal preparation, HIPAA,
        •    medical emergencies and emergency preparedness

CD-ROM presentation with audio for specific diseases


FAQs:   Regarding the Personal Care Attendant Training Program
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