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Caregiver Continuing Education

We believe that Orcas residents who require Caregiver assistance with daily living deserve well trained Caregivers.  We also believe that many of the island's existing individual providers of this service would like to further develop their skills but are challenged by our isolation from appropriate educational facilities and the high cost of participation in this type of training.

Washington State certified long term care workers must complete 12 hours of continuing education annually.  Lahari sponsors on-island DSHS approved Caregiver Continuing Education classes quarterly(pending).  All of the classes are free and open to the public. 

If you're interested specifically in Washington State Home Care Aide (HCA) Training click HERE.  

Lahari Sponsored Caregiver CE Classes and Events

The 2018 Continuing Education Calendar

DateCourse NameCE Credits
March 22Understanding the Layers of Skin Care4
May 17Hospice Foundation of America event:“Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth”none
July, August, SeptemberDSHS Approved Online Coursesvarious
November 15Navigating Through Challenging Behaviors 3 (pending)

More information on the courses and registration will be available as each course date draws near. This information is to help caregivers plan to complete the 12 CEUs required to maintain HCA certification.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm - Orcas Senior Center

Hospice Foundation of America Video Presentation and Local Panel Discussion

Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth is an inspirational program about positive change and action by the bereaved in the aftermath of loss. The program is appropriate for all professionals working in hospice and palliative care, counselors, clergy, funeral professionals, and any professional whose practice involves the bereaved. Ideal for community education and outreach, this program will touch the heart of anyone who has experienced loss with stories of people who have found meaning and purpose through loss. The program will offer clinicians tools to support and encourage transformative growth in grieving clients and will supply self-help advice for the bereaved. 

Program Objectives and Outline

Register HERE

Understanding the Layers of Skin

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Eastsound Fire Station Meeting Room

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for caregivers wanting more information on skin. Topics will include a review of skin and its function, care and nutrition for healthy skin, causes and prevention of skin problems, identifying potential skin problems, and reporting.

4 CE Credits DSHS approved for HCA Certificate holders

The cost of this training is being underwritten by Lahari as part of our initiative to enhance the skill levels of Caregivers on Orcas Island.

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