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Personal Care Home Administrator

Noncredit Program - Harrisburg

Healthcare Continuing Ed Offerings (Fall 2013) 8/16/13  - includes Personal Care Home Administator

HACC offers the full 100-hour course for new administrators and also offers individual courses to meet the requirements of the 24 annual CEUs for existing administrators. The course has been approved by the PA Department of Public Welfare to meet the requirements set forth in the new regulations. This program is designed to strengthen health and safety requirements and more adequately address all of the issues surrounding resident care. Course Cost: $1,480 for the full 100-hour course or the program topics can be taken individually at $16 per hour to meet the continuing education requirement (24 hours annually).

The Personal Care Home Administrator's Course Requirements:
The administrator shall have one of the following qualifications:   

  • A license as an RN from the Dept of State
  • An associate's degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • A license as an LPN from the Dept of State and 1 year of work experience in a related field
  • A license as a nursing home administrator from the Dept of State
  • For a home serving 8 or fewer residents, a GED or high school diploma and 2 years direct care or administrative experience in the human services field.

This course may be taken in its entirety for new administrators or it can be broken down into parts to cover the 24 hours of required continuing education units as long as 2 full years have passed since taking the 100-hour course.

Course content:
Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting (6 hours)
Resident Home Contracts (3 hours)
Certification in CPR/Obstructed Airway/First Aid (7 hours)
Care for Residents with Dementia, Cognitive Impairments and Other Special Needs (8 hours)
Care for Residents with Mental Illness (7 hours)
Care for Residents with Mental Retardation (2 hours)
Recreation (4 hours)
Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness (4 hours)
Writing, Completing, and Implementing Initial Assessments and Support Plans (9 hours)
Budgeting and Financial Recordkeeping (4 hours)
Cultural Competency (3 hours)
Gerontology (5 hours)
Local, State, and Federal Laws and Regulations Pertaining to the Operation of the Home (2 hours)
Resident Rights (4 hours)
Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation (5 hours)
Personal Care Services and Personal Hygiene (9 hours)
Staff Supervision and Training (8 hours)
Medication Procedures, Medication Effects and Side Effects, and Universal Precautions (7 hours)
Community Resources, Social Services, and Activities in the Community (6 hours)

To Register:  Payment is due at time of enrollment prior to class start date, either by check, money order or by Visa or Mastercard and you must phone, fax or mail in your registration depending upon type of payment. Our mailing address is Blocker Hall 221, HACC., One HACC Drive,  Harrisburg, PA 17110 and our fax number is 717-909-9447.  ENROLLMENT FORM (pdf)

Veterans Education Benefits: Non-credit healthcare programs which result in a certificate upon completion are approved for veterans education benefits. VA benefits are based on the length of the class and the number of clock hours per week. Benefits are determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Tuition must be paid in advance since VA benefits are disbursed on a post-payment basis. Information on veterans education benefits is available from the Military and Veterans Affairs Office, Cooper 204B, (717) 780-2331 or e-mail

For additional information, please contact Noncredit Healthcare 717-221-1351 or 800-222-4222, ext. 211351.

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