Continuing Education offers Personal Home Care Training sessions

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will offer a series of Personal Home Care Training classes, Sept. 13 through Oct. 18, at various times and locations. The courses are designed 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 providing elder care for family members are encouraged to enroll.

The sessions 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 Jan. 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. 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). To register or obtain additional information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at or 724-773-3700, or visit

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Last Updated September 09, 2013