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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 valuable and are welcome to attend.

These 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 $1,125, or you may choose to take classes as needed. These courses can 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

Date:
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Where: Penn State Greater Allegheny
Origin: Broadcast live from Penn State Schuylkill

To register, please contact Mary Sacavage, Schuylkill's director of continuing education, 570-385-6217.


Entire 100-Hour Course
This entire 100-hour course will run 
Monday, April 7 through Friday, May 16, 2014. The fee is $1,125.


Medication Procedures
Monday, April 7, 2014 or June 16, 2014
Cost: $98

Recreation
Monday, April 7, 2014 or June 16, 2014
Cost: $56

Personal Care Services and Hygiene
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 or June 17, 2014
Cost: $126

Gerontology
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 or June 18, 2014
Cost: $84

First Aid Training
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 or June 18, 2014
Cost: $42

Nutrition, Food Handling, and Sanitation
Thursday, April 10, 2014 or June 19, 2014
Cost: $98

Certification in CPR
Thursday, April 10, 2014 or June 19, 2014
Cost: $56

Care for Residents with Mental Illness
Friday, April 11, 2014 or June 20, 2014
Cost: $126

Cultural Competency
Friday, April 11, 2014 or June 20, 2014
Cost: $42

Writing Assessments
Saturday, April 12, 2014 or June 21, 2014
Cost: $70

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting
Monday, May 12, 2014 or July 21, 2014
Cost: $84

Fire Prevention
Monday, May 12, 2014 or July 21, 2014
Cost: $56

Care for Residents with Dementia
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 or July 22, 2014
Cost: $112

Community Resources
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 or July 23, 2014
Cost: $56

Budgeting and Financial Recordkeeping
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 or July 23, 2014
Cost: $56

Care for Residents with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 or July 23, 2014
Cost: $28

Local, State, and Federal Laws
Thursday, May 15, 2014 or July 24, 2014
Cost: $28

Resident Home Contracts
Thursday, May 15, 2014 or July 24, 2014
Cost: $28

Resident Rights
Thursday, May 15, 2014 or July 24, 2014
Cost: $42

Staff Supervision
Friday, May 16, 2014 or July 25, 2014
Cost: $112

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 Spring 2014 Adult Residential Licensing Program brochure (pdf).