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The Personal Care Attendant Training course will prepare you to enter an exciting new career in home care, one of the fastest growing industries in the country.
• Personal care attendants are in high demand across the country.
• As people live longer and the population of older adults grows, more people will need help with the activities of daily living.
• According to the Department of Labor Statistics, Personal and Home Care aides are in the top 10 fastest growing occupations in the country.
What you will learn:
• Essential caregiving, communication and professional skills needed to provide high-quality care.
• Role and responsibilities of a personal care attendant and how to relate to other members of the care team.
• Important social issues such as Alzheimer’s, elder abuse and cultural competence.
When you successfully complete this course (12-units) you will have learned the basic principles for each caregiving procedure. The course is written at a 5th grade reading level making it easy to understand and to succeed.
The curriculum includes modules on:
• Roles and responsibilities of a personal care attendant
• Caring for the elderly and disabled
• Communication skills
• 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
• Infection control and bloodborne pathogens
• Personal care (grooming, hygiene, etc)
• Tub baths and showers
• Vital signs
• Intake and output
• Oxygen therapy
• Medication management
• Safe wheelchair use
• Reducing personal stress
• Fall prevention
• Fire safety
• Elder abuse and neglect
• Cultural competency
• Vital Signs
• 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
The program includes 15 online DVDs where you will view the skills demonstrated by care providers and a CD-rom program on specific diseases.
You will be required to complete the reading and workbook assignments and successfully pass the mid-term and final exam to receive the certificate of completion as a Personal Care Attendant.
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Issue Brief: As Boomers Age the Need for Trained Care Providers Becomes Urgent