The courses in this training bundle are intended to meet the requirements for caregivers working in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) or Assisted Living settings in California, per the California Health and Safety Code. The multiple courses included in this bundle meet the requirements for training in the following categories:
Personal Care Services; Physical Limitations and Needs of the Elderly; Cultural Sensitivity and LGBTQ; Psychosocial Needs of the Elderly; Dementia Care (including Special Needs of Persons with Alzheimer’s, Nonpharmacological and Person-Centered Approaches); Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety; Medications Management (including interaction of drugs commonly used, misuse of antipsychotics, and adverse effects on persons with dementia); Medications (Policies and Procedures Requirements); Postural Supports, Hospice and Restricted Conditions; Resident Rights; and Elder Abuse and Reporting, including viewing and documentation of the state mandated videos on elder abuse.
Once learners complete all the courses within each of these categories, they may choose to print individual certificates for each course and/or will receive a 40-hour Certificate of Completion with all the subjects listed. The final 40-hour Certificate of Completion will include ALL of the documentation needed (including subjects, hours completed, and hands-on shadowing documentation) to demonstrate compliance with caregiver training requirements to Licensing or your LPA. This certificate should be placed in the employee’s file or record to demonstrate compliance.
In conjunction with completing these courses, facilities should be documenting a minimum of 16-hours of hands-on shadowing time for all new caregivers. There is a spot on the certificate for administrators or managers to document this shadowing time.