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Personal Home Care Administrator Series starts April 8, 2014

Program Description

Designed for professionals who are preparing to become personal care home administrators as well as for healthcare workers who need to meet their continuing education requirements, these courses address topics surrounding personal care homes as well as those issues related to patients who need home care assistance.

Penn State School of Nursing Outreach is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, and accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Participants who complete the 100-hour training program are eligible to take the PCHA examination on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare also requires Administrator Orientation, which is offered by the State, at no cost.

Scholarships for students pursuing the Personal Care Home Administrator Training may be available through the PA Department of Public Welfare.

For more information regarding scholarships call 717-783-3670.

Schedule and Cost

Complete 100 hours (includes exam)   $1,425

Personal care services and personal hygiene         T  Apr 8   8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   $180

**Care for residents with dementia, cognitive
impairments, and other special needs        
          Th Apr 10   8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   $160

**Nutrition, food handling, and sanitation                T  Apr 15    8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  $140

**Budgeting, financial record keeping and
resident records                                                Th  Apr 17    8:00 a.m. – noon           $80

**Care for residents with intellectual disabilities     Th  Apr 17   12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  $40

**Local, state, and federal laws and regulations
pertaining to the operation of a home      
        Th Apr 17        2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.    $40

**Gerontology                                               T Apr 22      8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.     $120

**Resident home contracts                             T Apr 22     2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.          $40

**Staff supervision and staff person training
including  developing orientation and
training guidelines for staff          
                    Th Apr 24   8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.      $160

**Care for residents with mental illness              T  Apr 29   8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.      $180

**Abuse and neglect prevention and
reporting                                                         Th May 1   8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.     $120

**Resident rights                                             Th May 1      2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    $60

**Recreation                                                     T  May 6    8:00 a.m. – noon     $80

**Community resources, social services,
and activities in the community        
             T May 6       12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.     $80

**Writing, completing, and implementing initial
assessments; annual assessments; and support
                                                              Th May 8     8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.     $100

**Cultural competency                                       Th May 8    1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.      $60

**Medication procedures, medication effect
and side effect, and universal precautions      
T May 13        8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.      $140

Fire Prevention and **emergency preparedness Th May 15      8:00 a.m. – noon           $80

Exam for those who have completed
requirements (Exam Only)        
             Th May 15       1 p.m. – 3 p.m.     $10

First Aid Training/Certification in CPR and
Obstructed Airways Techniques*
(This fee
includes a $32 fee that is charged by the
American Red Cross for your certification)          
TBD      8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.         $172

** Indicates courses approved for PA State Nurses Association Act 58 contact hours.

**If you are already First Aid and CPR certified, you are exempt from the First Aid and CPR classes. Please send a copy of your certificates along with your registration. 

Registration and More Information

This course is offered in partnership with Penn State Schuylkill, through the use of videoconferencing.

For more information and to register, contact:

Mary J. Sacavage, PhD
Director of Continuing Education
Penn State Schuylkill

Penn State Lehigh Valley
Continuing Education

2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034-8447

Phone: 610-285-5000
Fax: 610-285-5256


The Penn State Center @ Overlook Park

445 Hanover Avenue
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: 610-841-5330
Fax: 610-841-3310