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Home Caregiver Program

Home Caregiver Certification

We are putting C.A.R.E. into Caregiving with Community Affordable and Relevant Education and addressing the need for more qualified direct care health workers. Beginning this Spring, we will offer free courses in a variety of formats to help individuals become certified direct care workers. This 7-hr course is available at no cost to employees of local businesses and to individuals who are providing direct non-medical care to loved ones at home. Course completion also includes multiple incentives to attain your certification and two free optional training courses. Register at or contact Michele Blanchard at [email protected] or call (619) 786-8391 more information.
Topics include Incentives (for qualified individuals)
  • General illness and aging information
  • Voucher for State Registration application fee
  • Personal care skills
  • Free LiveScan Fingerprinting
  • Home Safety & Emergency Preparedness
  • Transportation vouchers
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Scrub clothing vouchers
  • Patient handling and use of assistive device
  • Three additional free online classes
    • Helping Elderly Parents
    • Certificate End of Life
    • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Universal precautions
  • Caregiver self-care and back safety

Registration information:
Select below one of the following three options:
Session A:  2-part course on Monday (Online) and Thursday (Online), 8:30 AM - 12 PM
Session B:  2-part course on Monday (Online) and Thursday (Online), 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Session C:  All-day course on Saturday (Online), 8:30 AM - 4 PM