Personal Care Attendant, Certificate of Completion
The Personal Care Attendant Program consists of two courses (PCA I and PCA II). These courses include content related to non-medically directed personal care and home management activities, including dementia and end-of-life care. The program prepares students to seek entry level Personal Care Attendant employment.
Personal Care Attendant I: Basic Care |AHV NC020 Introduces students to entry-level Personal Care Attendant skills. Students will be taught how to assist patients and families with non-medically directed personal care and home management activities. It will prepare students to seek entry-level Personal Care Attendant employment.
Personal Care Attendant II: Dementia and End-of-Life Care | AHV NC021Focuses on dementia and end-of-life care. Topics include potential causes and successful strategies to deal with communication difficulties and problem behaviors, as well as activities that lead to successful caregiving. End-of-life topics include advance planning, practical and emotional issues related to death and dying, and community resources for the support of families and caregivers.