Foundations for Assisting in Home Care

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Syllabus Week 1 Course Information Documents Course Information Module Week 2 Module 1 – Introduction to Home Health Care Introduction to Home Health Care The Home Health Care Team Tasks & Scope of Practice Chain of Command Qualities of Home Health Aides & Personal Care Aides Training & Education Requirements Module 1 Assessment Quiz: Module 1 Quiz Week 3 Module 2 – Working Effectively with Home Care Clients Introduction to Working Effectively with Home Care Clients Unit A: Human Needs, Culture & Diversity Diversity Cultures Religions of the World Family & Diversity Unit B: Communication Skills & Developing a Therapeutic Relationship Barriers to Effective Communication Active Listening Therapeutic Relationship Documentation Communicating on the Telephone Unit C: Patient’s Rights Types of Abuse & Neglect Patient’s Rights Advanced Directives Module 2 Assessment Quiz: Module 2 Quiz Week 4 Module 3 – Working with the Elderly Introduction to Working with the Elderly What is Aging? Observing & Reporting Changes and Confidentiality Attitudes Towards Aging Aging & the Body Aging & the Mind Stress Module 3 Quiz: Module 3 Quiz Week 5 Module 4 – Working with Children Working with Children & Why They May Need Home Care Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Applied to Children Child Growth and Development Physical, Cognitive, and Social Development in Childhood Problems Affecting the Family and How Children React to Stress Module 4 Quiz: Module 4 Quiz Week 6 Module 5 – Working with People Who Are Mentally Ill Introduction to Working with People Who Are Mentally Ill What is Mental Health? What is Mental Illness? What Causes Mental Illness? Types of Mental Illness Mental Health, Mental Illness, and the Home Care Worker Module 5 Quiz: Module 5 Quiz Week 7 Module 6 – Working with People with Developmental Disabilities Introduction to Working with People with Developmental Disabilities Unit A: Understanding Developmental Disabilities Unit B: Developmental Disabilities and Home Care Module 6 Quiz: Module 6 Quiz Week 8 Module 7 – Working with People with Physical Disabilities Working with People with Physical Disabilities Unit A – What is Physical Disability? Unit B: How the Home Health Aide/Personal Care Aide Can Help a Person with a Physical Disability Module 7 Quiz: Module 7 Quiz Week 9 Module 8 – Food, Nutrition, and Meal Preparation Food, Nutrition, and Meal Preparation Unit A: The Basics of Nutrition Unit B: Meal Planning Unit C: Food Preparation and Serving Unit D: Food Shopping, Storage, Handling and Food Safety Unit E: Modified Diets Module 8 Quiz: Module 8 Quiz Week 10 Module 9 – Family Spending and Budgeting Introduction to Family Spending and Budgeting Unit A: The Role of the Home Health Aide/Personal Care Aide in Family Spending and Budgeting Unit B: Ways to Make the Most Effective Use of the Family’s Finances Module 9 Quiz: Module 9 Quiz Week 11 Module 10 – Care of the Home and Personal Belongings Introduction to Care of the Home and Personal Belongings Unit A: Importance of Housekeeping in the Home Unit B: Performing Housekeeping in the Home Unit C: Ways to Be Safe and Save Energy and Time Unit D: How to Get the Job Done Module 10 Quiz: Module 10 Quiz Week 12 Module 11 – Safety and Injury Prevention Introduction to Safety and Injury Preventation Unit A: Injuries Unit B: Injury Prevention Unit C: What to do When Injuries and Emergencies Happen Module 11 Quiz: Module 11 Quiz Week 13 Module 12 – Personal Care Introduction to Personal Care Unit I: Infection Control Unit II: Bathing, Back Rubs & Assisting with a Clean Dressing Unit III: Teeth & Mouth Care Unit IV: Dressing & Grooming Unit V: Assisting with Elimination Unit VI: Assisting with Eating Unit VII: Assisting with Transfers, Turning and Positioning, and Body Mechanics Unit VIII: The Patient’s Environment Unit IX: Special Equipment used by Home Care Patient Unit X: Care of the Infant Unit XI: Assisting with Self-administration of Medication Module 12 Quiz: Module 12 Quiz