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75 Hours Basic Home Care Aide Training (Initiative 1163)
This training is a combination of 3 sessions for a total of 75 hours – the sessions can be taken in any order. Training is required for new caregivers employed after 1/7/2012, or existing caregivers who were not employed as caregivers at any time in 2011. Classes include:
- 5 Hour Orientation and Safety
- 40 Hour Core Basic Training
- 30 Hour Population Specific Training
*Please note, this is not the DDA training.
Orientation and Safety (5 Hours) – $40 Available through our Online Training Program
Orientation topics include the care setting, job responsibilities, the care plan and care team, client rights, documentation and reporting, mandatory reporting, and basic communication methods and techniques.
Safety topics include body mechanics, worker safety, accident prevention, emergency , disaster, and evacuation preparedness, hand washing and gloves, infection control and standard precautions, fire safety and prevention and fall prevention. This class does NOT count for CE credit.
Core Basic Training (40 Hours) – $230 Enroll Now
Core Basic Training is an enhanced version of Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, teaching Long Term Care workers the skills and knowledge needed to provide basic care to a client. This course is a combination of Instructor lecture, activities, and hands-on skills practice in our fantastic skills lab. Students also receive information on the State certification testing process during this course.
Population Specific Training (30 Hours) – $240 session price (when all 4 dates are purchased in one month & in one transaction) or $75/each when purchased individually Enroll Now
This training addresses the unique care needs of specific populations a Caregiver may work with. Session is 4 days total with each day on a different special focus. Required classes to complete this training are:
- Mental Health
- Brain & Spinal Cord Disabilities
- Challenging Behaviors
Mental Health (6 Hours) Enroll Now
The State-developed course provides in-depth training for workers on the specialized needs and care of individuals with mental health issues. The course includes a general overview about mental health disorders, cultural sensitivity, respectful & non-judgmental communication, tools & methods to handle challenging behaviors, identifying decompensation & relapse, crisis & suicide intervention, and basic information regarding medication.
This class may also be used as a Specialty training for Adult Family Homes, Boarding Homes, or Assisted Living requirements. At enrollment, the student must choose to test as either a Long Term Care Worker, or as a Manager. Students passing the test will receive a Specialty certificate which also applies toward their Population Specific requirements. Students that do not pass the exam will still receive a Population Specific certificate. Students can also choose to take this class for 6 hours of CE credit. Upcoming sessions are listed on the main training page as links to click by month/location to right of page. Once you know which session works best please enroll on the website, by phone, or at the enrollment center prior to class.
Dementia (8 Hours) Enroll Now
This updated State-developed curriculum replaces both the Dementia LTC Worker and Manager Specialty training and will be taught starting in June 2017 forward at both locations. It provides in-depth training for workers on the specialized needs and care of individuals with dementia related issues. The course includes methods to help explore and handle challenging behaviors such as: physical violence & aggressive behaviors, the impact of dementia on communication, how to effectively assist a person with dementia with ADL’s, ideas & tips for involvement in meaningful activities, differentiation between hallucinations & delusions, intervention strategies, dementia’s effects on sexuality, medications, and supporting caregiver’s well-being.
This class is used to satisfy employment requirements for Adult Family Homes, Boarding Homes, Assisted Living, or similar care setting with passed written examination. Those that pass the test will receive the Level One – Dementia Capable Caregiving certificate. If class is taken as part of the Population Specific training, students may choose whether or not to test. Students choosing not to test will receive a Dementia Population Specific certificate. Upcoming sessions are listed on the main training page as links to click by month/location to right of page. Once you know which session works best please enroll on the website, by phone, or at the enrollment center prior to class.
Brain & Spinal Cord Disabilities (8 Hours)Enroll Now
The first part of this course discusses what Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are. Students will take a look at how the location of the TBI will affect the person’s abilities afterwards, how sleep affects TBI recovery, and outline proper care guidelines. Part two of the course takes students through information on spinal cord disabilities, what autonomic dysreflexia is, goes over bowel programs, and identifies safe Hoyer lift practices. Students can take this course for 8 hours of Population Specific credit or 8 hours of CE credit. Upcoming sessions are listed on the main training page as links to click by month/location to right of page. Once you know which session works best please enroll on the website, by phone, or at the enrollment center prior to class.
Challenging Behaviors (8 hours) Enroll Now
Through this course, caregivers will gain a better understanding of adult and children with challenging behaviors. This course demonstrates that the right strategy and appropriate response to challenging behaviors is individualized, and that good caregiving skills have common principles regardless of client’s age, disability, medical, or mental health issues. The course will also address children’s behaviors. Caregivers will earn to evaluate and implement a child’s PBS, as well as understand that a child’s challenging behaviors are their method of communication. This course can count for 8 hours of Population Specific credit or 8 hours of CE credit. Upcoming sessions are listed on the main training page as links to click by month/location to right of page. Once you know which session works best please enroll on the website, by phone, or at the enrollment center prior to class.