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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
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Click here to register for the entire 100-hour course.

This 100-hour course will be offered between Monday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 for a fee of $1,125.

Medication Procedures
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $98

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $56

Personal Care Services and Hygiene
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Cost: $126

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $84

First Aid Training
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $42

Nutrition, Food Handling, and Sanitation
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $98

Certification in CPR
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $56

Care for Residents with Mental Illness, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Cost: $126

Cultural Competency
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $42

Writing Assessments
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $70

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $84

Fire Prevention
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $56

Staff Supervision
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $112

Community Resources
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $56

Budgeting and Financial Recordkeeping
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $56

Care for Residents with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $28

Local, State, and Federal Laws
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Cost: $28

Resident Home Contracts
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $28

Residents' Rights
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $42

Care for Residents with Dementia
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 Fall 2014 Adult Residential Licensing Program brochure (pdf).