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Penn State delivers continuing education for health care professionals who are preparing to become personal care home administrators and/or administrators and direct-care staff who must meet continuing education requirements.

In addition, individuals who are providing elder care for family members will find several or all topics to be of value and are welcome to attend these courses.

Our programs address issues surrounding personal care homes as well as the responsibility to provide safe, humane, comfortable, and supportive residential settings for adults who don't require the services in or of a licensed, long-term care facility, but do require assistance or supervision with daily living activities and other physical and mental life skills.

All individuals who completed the 100-hour standardized department-approved administrator training course after January 31, 2009, must successfully complete the orientation program for new administrators and a competency test with a passing score in accordance with 55 Pa.Code § 2600.64(a)(3) (relating to administrator training and orientation). 

In addition, current administrators must complete at least 24 hours of training related to job duties. All direct-care staff must complete 12 hours of training.

You may register for the entire program for a total cost of $1,159, or you may choose to take classes as needed. These courses may be taken as part of the required 24-hour continuing education credits.

Penn State is an approved provider through the Department of Public Welfare under the Personal Care Homes Licensing Regulations as of April 23, 2005, published in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (35 Pa.B.2499).

Registration is open for all courses.

Required Department of Public Welfare Orientation

Thursday, June 30, 2016
or
Friday, October 7, 2016


Click here to register for the entire 100-hour course offered Monday, September 12, through Friday, October 14, 2016, for a fee of $1,193.  Please contact our office at 724.773.3700, if you'd like to register for individual courses.

Medication Procedures
Monday, September 12
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $105

Recreation
Monday, September 12
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $60

Personal Care Services and Hygiene
Tuesday, September 13
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $135

Cultural Competency
Tuesday, September 13
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $45

Gerontology
Wednesday, September 14
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $90

First Aid Training
Wednesday, September 14
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $45

Nutrition, Food Handling, and Sanitation
Thursday, September 15
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $105

Certification in CPR
Thursday, September 15
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $60

Care for Residents with Mental Illness
Friday, September 16
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $135

Writing Assessments
Saturday, September 17
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $75

Fire Prevention
Monday, June 6, 2016
or Monday, October 10  ($60)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $56

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting
Monday, June 6, 2016
or Monday, October 10 ($90)
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $84

Care for Residents with Dementia
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
or Tuesday, October 11 ($90)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $112

Community Resources
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
or Wednesday, October 12 ($60)
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Fee: $56

Budgeting and Financial Record Keeping
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
or Wednesday, October 12 ($60)
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $56

Care for Residents with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
or Wednesday, October 12 ($30)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $28

Local, State, and Federal Laws
Thursday, June 9, 2016
or Thursday, October 13 ($30)
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $28

Resident Home Contracts
Thursday, June 9, 2016
or Thursday, October 13 ($30)
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $28

Residents' Rights
Thursday, June 9, 2016
or Thursday, October 13 ($45)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $42

Staff Supervision
Friday, June 10, 2016
or Friday, October 14 ($120)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $112

Licensed Nursing Home Administrators who wish to become licensed as a Personal Care Home Administrator must complete the orientation and exam.  The fee for the exam is $130.  Please call our office to schedule an appointment to take the exam.

To register or obtain more information, please contact the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education, 724-773-3700.

 

The Adult Residential Licensing Program is pleased to announce a scholarship that will allow eligible personal care homes to send an individual for training at no charge.

Click here for more information about the Adult Residential Program.

You can also download the following Adult Residential Licensing Program brochures (pdf).
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