Introduction to entry-level Personal Care Attendant skills, including non-medically directed personal care and home management activities. Emphasis on understanding and working with older patients, care giver ethics and skills, home safety, physical movement, communication, nutrition, medical guidelines, elder and dependent adult abuse, and workforce preparation. Total of 70 hours lecture.
Introduction to care giving needs for patients with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, associated with end of life care. Emphasis on types of causes of dementia, principles of end-of-life-care, advance planning, emotional issues related to death and dying, cultural diversity, and community resources to support families and caregivers. Total of 36 hours lecture.