Continuing Education offers courses in Personal Care Home Training

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education delivers a variety of courses 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.

Individuals who are providing elder care for family members will find several or all topics valuable and are welcome to attend. All classes are held at Beaver campus.

These courses 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.

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).

The following courses are open for registration:

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting
Monday, Feb. 17 - Fee is $84.

Fire Prevention
Monday, Feb. 17 - Fee is $56.

Care for Residents with Dementia
Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Fee is $112.

Community Resources
Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Fee is $56.

Budgeting and Financial Recordkeeping
Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Fee is $56.

Care for Residents with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Fee is $28.

Local, State and Federal Laws
Thursday, Feb. 20 - Fee is $28.

Resident Home Contracts
Thursday, Feb. 20 – Fee is $28.

Resident Rights
Thursday, Feb. 20 – Fee is $42.

Staff Supervision
Friday, Feb. 21 – Fee is $112.

To register for courses, contact the Office of Continuing Education at or 724-773-3700, or visit

Last Updated February 10, 2014