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We are pleased and excited to be working with one of the leading Educational Institutions for Caregivers in the US to educate our Personal Care Assistants. Will are committed to offering only the best, most skilled and reputable candidates to our clients. To do this, we start with rigorous screening and hiring practices. But, to really ensure that every caregiver is consistent in their care, and sensitive to our clients’ needs, we try to make sure that each and every one has completed our 61-hour training program. If you have recently been hired by CWC, welcome aboard! Be proud of being selected to the CWC team. We have turned down many to find you. You have been given instructions on how to complete the training.

If you are considering becoming a team member, or using our wonderful caregivers, here is the course listing of our training program. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about this.

PCA Course Outline
Note: Each section within a module is 1-2 hours in length. Total Personal Care Aid Certificate course is 40 hours in length. In addition, our caregivers complete the intensive Alzheimer’s, Memory and Dementia training program, which is an additional 23 hours, and can be viewed below. (Our training program is constantly being reviewed. In addition, we do not update our static website regularly.  Therefore, caregiver training and the contents of the training is subject to changes without notice.)

Module 1: Becoming a Caregiver

Becoming a Caregiver

Duties of a Caregiver

Ethics and Personal Rights

Communicating with Others

Module 2: Basic Foundations for Care

Understanding Client Rights

Promoting Your Clients' Independence

Understanding Elder Abuse

Human Needs & Development

Body Systems and the Aging Process

Common Chronic Diseases in the Senior Population

Common Communicable Diseases in the Senior Population

Handling Difficult Situations and Behaviors

Module 3: Caregiving in an Emergency

Emergency First Aid: Burns and Poisons

Emergency First Aid: Heart Attack and Shock

Emergency First Aid: Choking and Falls

Emergency First Aid: Stroke and Wounds

Emergency First Aid: Other Sudden Emergencies

Module 4: Nuts and Bolts of Caregiving

Infection Control

Environmental Hazards and Safety

Promoting and Maintaining Good Mobility

Elimination and Toileting

Module 5: Providing Personal Care and Services

Providing Personal Care

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Providing Skin Care

Measuring Vital Signs

Module 6: Crucial Skills

Observation, Reporting and Recording

End of Life Care

Managing your Work and Avoiding Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Conduct-Regulations, Co-workers and Families

Understanding Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

Alzheimer/Dementia/Memory Care Outline

Modules 1 and 2: Memory Loss and Aging

Module 3 and 4: The Diagnosis Process

Module 5: Learning to Communicate

Module 6 and 7: Daily Care Skills

Modules 8 and 9: Helping Families Cope

Modules 10 and 11: Environment is Important

Modules 12 and 13: Activities for Special People

Modules 14 and 15: Special Considerations for Food and Fluid

Modules 16, 17, 18 and 19: Managing Behavior Challenges

Module 20: Managing Pain in People with Memory Loss

Modules 21 and 22: Assessments and Care Planning

Module 23: Wandering