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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

Friday, April 8, 2016

or

Thursday, June 30, 2016


Click here to register for the entire 100-hour course offered Monday, May 16, through Friday, June 6, 2016, for a fee of $1,159.  Please contact our office at 724.773.3700, if you'd like to register for individual courses.

Medication Procedures
Monday, May 16, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $98

Recreation
Monday, May 16, 2016
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $56

Personal Care Services and Hygiene
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $126

Cultural Competency
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $42

Gerontology
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $84

First Aid Training
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $42

Nutrition, Food Handling, and Sanitation
Thursday, May 19, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $98

Certification in CPR
Thursday, May 19, 2016
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $56

Care for Residents with Mental Illness
Friday, May 20, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $126

Writing Assessments
Saturday, May 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $70

Fire Prevention
Monday, June 6, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $56

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting
Monday, June 6, 2016
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $84

Care for Residents with Dementia
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $112

Community Resources
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Fee: $56

Budgeting and Financial Record Keeping
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $56

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

Local, State, and Federal Laws
Thursday, June 9, 2016
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $28

Resident Home Contracts
Thursday, June 9, 2016
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $28

Residents' Rights
Thursday, June 9, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $42

Staff Supervision
Friday, June 10, 2016
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 Spring 2015 Adult Residential Licensing Program brochure (pdf).