Health Science

Course details and registration information

Direct Care Aide
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Those interested in helping clients with activities of daily living in senior living facilities and in their homes.
Direct Care Workers play a vital role in health and long-term care systems by improving the quality of life for the people they assist and support. This course is designed to prepare the student to render assistance to aged persons and their families who need support with personal care and home maintenance. The course will explore a variety of direct care worker roles, the education and/or skills needed, and the many different settings for employment. This course will introduce you to the healthcare aide career pathway and satisfy your compassion, commitment, and heart for helping others
Course Objectives
  1. 1. Learn to assist individuals with activities of daily living
    2. Learn appropriate communications skills
    3. Establish best practices of safety regarding clients and self
    4. Practice ethical behavior required of a health professional
Outline of Instruction
  1. 1.Person-Centered Care and Other Key Concepts Of Direct Care
    2 Coping Skills: Time and Stress Management for Successful Employment (and Training!)
    3. Communication Skills for Person-Centered Care
    4. Infection Control
    5. Body Mechanics
    6. Safety Issues for the Client and the Worker
    7. Home Management Skills
    8. Personal Care Skills and Nutritional Support
    9. Body Systems and Common Diseases
    10. Working with the Aging Population
    11. Introduction to Working with Clients with Disabilities
    or Illnesses
    12. Working with Families
    13. Responding to Sexual Behavior of the Client
    14. Boundaries and Ethics in Direct Care Work
    15. Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation
    16. Finding and Keeping a Job in Direct Care Work
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Binder, Pen, Paper, Pencil
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. The student shall score at least 70 on the written examination.
    The student shall satisfactorily perform all required personal care skills
    Students must meet the minimum attendance requirements, complete all assignments, and pass a written test and perform all the required personal care skills to successfully complete the course.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Those interested in helping clients with activities of daily living in senior living facilities and in their homes.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Personal Care Aide
  • Home Companion Aide
  • Home Care Aide
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Sameer Pawa