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.

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

Lahari Sponsored Caregiver CE Classes and Events

To encourage island caregivers to maintain their HCA certification, Lahari will sponsor half of the cost of a complete 12 CEU bundle of WA DSHS approved continuing education courses. The courses are provided by aQuire training solutions. aQuire has bundled courses approved by DSHS into convenient 12 CEU bundles. The cost to purchase a 12 CEU bundle is $150. Lahari will subsidize 50%, so your cost is $75

Although this program is designed for professional caregivers, family caregivers, not needing credits, are welcome to participate.

2019 HCA CE Bundles

Bundle ABundle BBundle C
Abuse and Neglect in the Elder Care Setting
End of Life Care and Treatments
Elimination and Toileting
Understanding Resident Rights
Courtesy Beyond Politeness
Basic Nutrition and Food Safety
HIV/AIDS: Diagnosis and Early Stages
Safely Monitoring the Medication
Depression and Suicide in Older Adults
Developmental Disabilities
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Developing Cultural Competence
Abuse and Neglect in the Elder Care Setting
Elder Abuse and Mandatory Reporting
Activities Programming Standards
Caring for the Person with Dementia
Providing Personal Care
Observation, Reporting, and Recording
Grief and Loss – Care team and Family
It’s Saturday Night: Tips for Easier Bathing
HIV/AIDS: The Elder’s Experience
Introduction to Medication Management
Providing Medication Assistance
Workplace Hazards and Safety
Elder Abuse and Mandatory Reporting
Supporting Families of Individuals with Dementia
HIPAA and client rights
Body Systems and the Aging Process
Infection prevention and control
Workplace Hazards and Safety
Promoting and Maintaining Good Mobility
Creating Moments of Joy, Part1
HIV/AIDS: Understanding the Illness
Working with Children and Families
Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Note: Each course title is a link to a complete course description on the aQuire website

Space is limited: Lahari will sponsor 12 students. Students register on a first come, first served basis until 12 students have registered. 

To Register:

  1. Explore the course descriptions in the bundles by clicking on a course name in the above table. (Do not sign up for courses directly on the website, see Step 4 below.)
  2. Print Remittance Form
  3. Mail form and $75 program fee to Lahari
  4. Select Bundle during online Registration.
  5. Receive your login link and info via email within 24 hours.

Note: You will be able to access the courses in your selected bundle for one year after you register.

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