Foundations for Assisting in Home Care

Description

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