Caregiver Learning Academy Course Summary

Welcome to the Caregiver Learning Academy! This program has been designed to help you master the skills and knowledge you need to effectively and safely care for others. You will also learn all the necessary skills to enter the job market as a professional Personal Care Aide. The course includes online and classroom instruction, demonstrations by the instructor, hands-on skills practice and a final exam.

You will be given the book Quick Tips for Caregivers as a supplemental reference which can be used for years to come. You may also receive the Quick Tips for Caregivers Workbook if you opt for the video plus classroom program as an alternative to the online program. The workbook contains a variety of exercises and puzzles designed to help you become skilled at providing quality care.

Here’s what you’ll study:

✓Providing Personal Care (comprehensive)
✓ Caregiver Core Values & Teamwork
✓ Handling Difficult Situations & Behavior
✓ Promoting & Maintaining Good Mobility
✓ Nutrition & Hydration
✓ Caregiver First Aid
✓ Caregiving Tasks & Client Populations
✓ HIPAA & Client Rights
✓ Infection Prevention & Control
✓ Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
✓ End of Life Care
✓ Understanding Cultural Differences

You will also learn about specific diseases and conditions of aging such as: diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, cerebral vascular disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and arthritis.

OPTIONAL Programs Available*:
❖ Dementia & Alzheimers Disease (Individual courses or certificate program)
❖ Colorado Required Training (includes core program above plus additional courses as required by state regulations**)

To receive the full benefit from this training program, we recommend:

  • For online courses: set a schedule for yourself as if you were in a classroom – stay focused
  • For the classroom: Be on time and be prepared to practice and demonstrate skills
  • Don’t be shy about asking questions. Be an active participant
  • Build on your personal experience.

Note: A score of 80% or higher on the final exam is required for graduation.