PCA Classes

Certified Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Classes
This is a 40-hour class recognized by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services. With this certification, you are eligible for employment at any in-home health agency or private duty setting in the state of VA.
Some topics of class discussion include:

  • Aspects of aging and physical characteristic of the elderly…how it impacts the care provider

  • Learn techniques on how to properly bath, groom, dress and feed a patient

  • How to transfer a patient from the bed to a chair/wheelchair; use of walker and crutches

  • How to secure a home to prevent falls in the elderly

  • Explore what causes skin breakdown in this vulnerable population and how to prevent it

  • Discuss diseases that touch us all such as Dementia, Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease along with the Death & Dying Process

  • This class also has Hands-on/Clinical instruction with return demonstration in specific areas of in-home care giving  


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