Help others live inclusively within the community.

Home care workers and family caregivers can play a vital role in helping people with disabilities and older adults live more independently in their homes and communities. The College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving is an interactive, online training program which improves knowledge and skills to deliver the best home care possible. Assistance and personal care services for people with disabilities and older adults should always be at its best.

Every course, from healthy living to emergency preparedness, includes best practices and the latest research that can be used every day. Available 24/7, learners can progress at their own pace and customize the education applicable to assistance needs or current-skill level to become a more confident caregiver. The flexibility and quality of the curriculum creates a training environment that nurtures and promotes a self-directed approach to personal care and daily living.

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Improve care.

Among the key principles of the College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving curriculum is to respect the rights and abilities of people with disabilities and older adults to make their own decisions about the assistance they need to live independently in their communities.  More than outlining simple tasks, train caregivers in a way that leads to more independent and inclusive lives for people who use personal assistance services.

Train efficiently and standardize support

Standardized, evidence-based training can build your staff’s confidence, competence, and satisfaction which in turn can help reduce turnover and improve outcomes. Enable learners to meet training objectives at their own pace, empower team leaders to mitigate risk, demonstrate compliance, and improve the learning process of every staff member. Training can be accessed at any time through the Elsevier Performance Manager (LMS), and supervisors can add customized content to integrate training into their learner’s current workflow.

The best content.

Designed with consistent best practices and care standards at every level, the content is built from the experience of various national demonstrations, expert panel recommendations for basic caregiver competencies, and studies conducted by UCSF faculty, staff, and colleagues.[1] The courses are updated as practice standards evolve and data relative to care or training outcomes becomes available.

Training can be accessed at any time through the Elsevier Performance Manager (LMS), and supervisors can add customized content to integrate training into their learner’s current workflow. Enable learners to meet training objectives at their own pace, empower team leaders to mitigate risk, demonstrate compliance, and improve the learning process of every staff member.

The curriculum is developed by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Nursing at UCSF. UCSF is part of the University of California, the world’s premier public research university system. It is singularly dedicated to graduate and professional education and is the leading university exclusively focused on health.

[1] UCSF Community Living Policy Center, funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living and the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Grant #90RT5026:

Campbell, S. November 27, 2018. Best Practices in State-Sponsored Personal Care Aide Training Curricula: Lessons from Six States. Retrieved from:https://phinational.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/State-Sponsored-PCA-Curricula-2018-PHI.pdf

UCSF Community Living Policy Center, funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living and the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Grant #90RT5026:

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