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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.  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 Schedule


DateCourse NameCE Credits
March 22Understanding the Layers of Skin Care4
May 17Hospice Foundation of America event:“Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth”2.5
July, August, SeptemberDSHS Approved Online Coursesvarious
November 15Navigating Through Challenging Behaviors 3

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.





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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