Courses and Resources

Course Image Resource: Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Toolkit

Resource: Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Toolkit

This multi-media resource is for people who provide support to job seekers. Highlights include a PCA job description, a one-page marketing flyer describing the job, and a job preview video targeted at job seekers. The toolkit will assist you and your job seekers in determining if the role of a personal care attendant (PCA) is a good fit.
Course Image Training: PCA Fundamentals Pre-Employment Program

Training: PCA Fundamentals Pre-Employment Program

This curriculum is for trainers and educators. It can be delivered in-person or virtually. The goal of this program is to assist job seekers in learning about the PCA role and responsibilities. Among other topics, it addresses the importance of confidentiality and supporting employer's independent living.
Course Image Training: Fundamentals of Home Care

Training: Fundamentals of Home Care

This online training is for people who are interested in learning about providing care in someone's home. The goal if this training is to share guidelines to stay safe and healthy while performing direct care work.
Course Image Training: ABC's for Direct Care Workers

Training: ABC's for Direct Care Workers

This 60-hour curriculum is for trainers and educators who want to prepare learners to become personal care homemakers.  Attendance at a train-the-trainer event is required before access to the materials is permitted.  
Course Image Training: Cleaning for Consumers with Asthma

Training: Cleaning for Consumers with Asthma

This online training is for anyone.  The goal of this training is to learn how some types of dirt and cleaning products can make individuals with asthma sick. It provides tips and suggestions for making a home safer for individuals with asthma.
Course Image Training: Opioid Use in Older Adults

Training: Opioid Use in Older Adults

In your work as a direct care worker, you may see side effects of opioid use or signs of misuse that family members or doctors may not see. This training outlines the risks and benefits of opioid use and how to recognize problems in the older adults you work with. 
Course Image Training: Supporting Consumers Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Training: Supporting Consumers Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This training is for anyone. The goal of this training is to help direct care workers communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.