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Advanced Home Care Aide

Published
Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
United Homecare Workers of Pennsylvania
O*Net Code
31-1121.00
Rapids Code
1086CB
Req. Hours
0
State
PA
Created
Jul 29, 2021
Updated
Jul 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

9 skill sets | 0 total skills
Role of the Advanced Home Care Aide
Consumer Rights, Ethics, and Confidentiality
Communication, Problem Solving, and Relationship Skills
Individualized Personal Care Skills
Individualized Health Care Support
In-Home Support and Nutritional Support
Infection Control
Safety and Emergencies
Apply Knowledge to the Specific Needs of Consumers

Technical Instruction

Qualities of a Direct Care Worker - 1 req. hrs
Apprentice learns to explain the importance of the relationship between the consumer and the direct- care worker for quality of care
Apprentice learns to define the role of the direct-care worker in relation to other members of the service team in various long-term care settings
Apprentice learns to explain the role of the direct- care worker in relation to the consumer receiving services in various long-term care settings
Work Settings, Teamwork, and Professionalism - 4 req. hrs
Apprentice learns to demonstrate professionalism and responsibility, including in timeliness and appearance
Apprentice learns to explain the purpose of the care plan
Key Concepts of Direct Care - 1 req. hrs
Apprentice learns to listen to and observe the preferences of the consumer
Apprentice learns to respect the consumer’s right to privacy, respect, and dignity
Apprentice learns to demonstrate ways of promoting the consumer’s independence
Apprentice learns to explain the philosophies of consumer direction and independent living
Apprentice learns to respect the confidentiality of consumer information, adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and follow employer confidentiality guidelines
Consumer and Worker Rights - 1 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about consumer rights and worker rights
Respecting Differences - 2 req. hrs
Apprentice learns to work within large groups
Apprentice learns to tell story
Apprentices learns about affirmations
Communication Listening and Talking Skills - 3 req. hrs
Apprentice learns to listen well
Apprentice learns about the skills of paraphrasing: saying it in your own words
Apprentice learns about asking open-ended questions
Apprentice learns about communication skills
Abuse and Neglect - 1 req. hrs
Apprentices learn to recognize and report abuse and neglect
Supporting Consumers’ Dignity While Providing Personal Care - 3 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about overview of personal care and supporting consumer’s dignity
Apprentice learns about bathing with dignity
Apprentice learns about bed bath with Pericare demonstration
Activities of Daily Living: Bathing, Personal Care, Making a Bed, Dressing, Toileting, and Eating - 16 req. hrs
Apprentice learns to demonstrate bath, shower, hair care, and shaving
Apprentice learns to demonstrate proper care of the skin, hands, fingernails, feet, and toenails
Apprentice learns to assist a consumer to stand, transfer, and use assistive devices for ambulation
Apprentice learns to make a bed
Apprentice learns to assist consumer to stand, transfer, and ambulate
Apprentice learns to assist consumer with healthy toilet practices
Apprentice learns about bedpan, urinal, portable commode, and catheter care
Apprentice learns to assist consumers who are reluctant to do Activities of Daily Living
Apprentice learns about building relationships with the consumer’s family
Apprentice learns to dress consumer with dignity
Apprentice learns about eating for health and enjoyment
Apprentice learns to assist with eating and exploring options approach to problem solving
Body Systems and Common Diseases - 23 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about body systems
Apprentice learns background information about common diseases
Apprentice learns how to read and record temperature, pulse and respiration
Apprentice learns about congestive heart failure causes, symptoms, and body effects
Apprentice learns about caring for a consumer with congestive heart failure and when to call for medical assistance
Apprentice learns about diabetes and how it effects on the body, type of diabetes, management plan, blood sugar tests and insulin
Apprentice learns about caring for a consumer with diabetes, including diet, foot and skin care, low blood sugar signs and treatment, and red flags
Apprentice learns about high blood pressure, taking measurements, and body effects
Apprentice learns about high blood pressure causes and symptoms, caring for the consumer, lifestyle changes, medications, and red flags
Apprentice learns about cancer, how it effects the body, and signs and symptoms
Apprentice learns about cancer treatments, side effects, and coping strategies
Apprentice learns about asthma key terms and how it affects the body, symptoms and attacks, managing medications, self-management, and red flags
Specialized Diseases - 8 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about fibromyalgia, causes and symptoms, diagnosis and body effects
Apprentices learn about fibromyalgia treatments and prevention
Apprentice learns about spinal cord injuries, treatments, red flags, and coping mechanisms
Supporting Consumers at Home - 7 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about assisting with self- administered medications
Apprentice learns about care of eyeglasses, hand earing aides, prostheses
Apprentice learns about types of wounds, phases of healing, factors influencing healing, complications, infection, and surgical factors
Apprentice learns about ulcers, symptoms, care, complications, and red flags
Consumer at Home - 5 req. hrs
Apprentice learns an introduction to a consumer living at home
Apprentice learns about care of the home
Apprentice learns about supporting the diet and nutrition of consumer
Care for the Consumer with Oxygen, Portable Ventilators and Tracheostomies - 4 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about oxygen therapy and the consumer’s feelings
Apprentice learns about oxygen delivery, care of equipment, safety measures, and suctioning
Apprentice learns about tracheostomy and care, potential complications, and red flags
Infection Control - 3 req. hrs
Apprentice learns an overview of infection
Apprentice learns about infection control strategies, standard precautions, and consumer education
Apprentice learns about hand washing, using gloves, and mixing universal solutions
Apprentice learns about disposal of wastes
Body Mechanics - 3 req. hrs
Apprentice learns to mirror exercise
Apprentice learns about good body mechanics and lifting an object
Apprentice learns about good body mechanics and positioning a person
Consumer at Home - 8 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about general safety and emergency procedures in the consumer’s home
Apprentice satisfactorily completes CPR and First Aid, qualifying for certification
Working with an Independent Adult with Physical Disabilities - 7 req. hrs
Apprentices learns an overview to working with consumers with physical disabilities
Apprentice learns an overview to working with self- directing consumers
Apprentice learns to respond to sexual behavior of the consumer
Working with Elders - 3 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about building empathy
Apprentice learns about physical changes as we age
Apprentice learns about experiencing sensory changes
Apprentice learns to help consumers to manage physical changes of aging
Working with a Consumer Who Is Depressed - 6 req. hrs
Apprentice is provided an introduction to consumer who is depressed
Apprentice learns about changes in how people feel and relate to others as they age
Apprentice learns about understanding depression, including types and symptoms
Apprentice learns about depression and other illnesses
Apprentice learns about medications and side effects
Apprentice learns about various depression therapies and exploring options to solve problems
Working with a Consumer with Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Impairment - 6 req. hrs
Apprentice learns an overview of a consumer with Alzheimer’s Disease
Apprentice learns about understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Apprentice learns to work with challenging behaviors
Apprentice learns about cognitive impairment and cognitive coaching
Apprentice learns about different levels of cognitive disabilities, behavioral problems, cognitive coaching and care
Apprentice learns about managing agitation and communication tips
Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities - 10 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about working with consumers who have a mental illness or a developmental disability
Apprentices learn about cerebral palsy, causes, early signs, behaviors, and treatments
Apprentices learns about caring for a consumer with cerebral palsy: bathing and personal hygiene, exercise and nutrition, suction, toilet training, sleeping, seizures, and vision, and education
Apprentices learn about spina bifida, possible causes, early treatment, hydrocephalus, and shunt care and complications
Working with Consumer with Addiction - 4 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about drug addiction as a disease and stages and treatments
Apprentice learns about alcohol addictions, stages and treatments
Apprentice learns about red flags in caring for consumers with addiction
Managing time and stress - 2 req. hrs
Apprentice learns about managing time
Apprentice learns about managing stress

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