Personal Care Home Administrator Training

Who should attend the 100-Hour Training?

 

Aspiring personal care home administrators, nurses, caregivers, and health care professionals can complete the State Department of Public Welfare’s 100-hour standardized training program at Penn State Abington.

 

Why choose this program?

 

Earn your professional education with Penn State-the Big Ten in your backyard!

 

Evening and weekend training along with easy access to public transit and major highways make this the perfect fit for your busy schedule.

 

The 100 hours of training only consists of 19 courses that vary in length from 2 to 9 hours.

 

What do former students say about the Training?

 

"The PCHA program was not only a source of vast information and education,  it also played a tremendous role in helping me identify the best suitable sector for me as an Administrator."

 

- Daniel Samai    see more testimonials

 

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Courses

 

Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness - 4 hours

 

Medication Procedures, Medication Effects/Side Effects and Standard Precautions - 7 hours

 

Personal Care Services and Personal Hygiene - 9 hours

 

Local, State, and Federal Law and Regulations Pertaining to the Operation of a Home - 2 hours

 

Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation - 7 hours

 

Certification in CPR and Obstructed Airway Techniques and First Aid Training - 7 hours**

 

Recreation - 4 hours

 

Resident Rights - 3 hours


Care for Residents with Mental Illness - 9 hours


Care of Residents with Dementia, Cognitive Impairments and Other Special Needs - 8 hours

 

Care for Residents Who Have Developmental Disabilities - 2 hours

 

Gerontology - 6 hours

 

Community Resources, Social Services and Activities in the Community - 4 hours

 

Staff Supervision and Staff Person Training Including Developing Orientation and Training Guidelines for Staff - 8 hours

 

Budgeting, Financial Recordkeeping and Resident Records - 4 hours


Writing, Completing and Implementing Initial Assessments, Annual Assessments and Support Plans - 5 hours


Resident Home Contracts - 2 hours


Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting - 6 hours


Cultural Competency - 3 hours


**Individuals who have a valid certification in Adult CPR are exempt from the required training hours to complete Adult CPR training.  Individuals who have a valid certification in First Aid are exempt from the required training hours to complete First Aid training. If an individual completes training receives the certification in less than the minumum number of required training hours they are exempt from the remaining number of hours to complete this section of the training requirements.  A individual wishing to use their certification in place of taking this course will need to show the valid certification(s) to Penn State staff and a copy will be kept on file.

Contact
Theresa Bloom
Theresa Bloom
215-881-7402
Schedule

Next session begins on Sat, Mar 14, 2015 for approximately 12 weeks.

Registration will open soon. This program will run Fridays, from 5-9:30pm and Saturdays, from 9am-5:30pm. Class size is limited.

Cost

$1495, due at registration.

(If you have valid CPR and First Aid Training certification cards you do not need to take the First Aid and CPR class with Penn State.  In that case, the tuition is $1395.  Please note that on-line CPR or First Aid training is not accepted for this class. Your First Aid and CPR must be taken in a live class.)

 

The Penn State Alumni discount is 10%

Registration & more info

Theresa Bloom
tmb17@psu.edu
215-881-7402

Qualifications necessary to attend this program (must have one)
  • An associate degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • A license as a registered nurse from the Pennsylvania Department of State
  • A license as a licensed practical nurse from the Pennsylvania Department of State & 1 year experience in a related field.
  • A license as a nursing home administrator from the Pennsylvania Department of State.
  • For a home serving 8 or fewer residents, a general education development diploma or high school diploma and 2 years direct care or administrative experience in the human services field.