Notice: After a 6 month political battle in Olympia, 2011 Basic Caregiver Training changes were put on hold for two years. For current status and to get online caregivin classes, contact Robin VanHyning, RN, at firstname.lastname@example.org ... and please tell her I referred you! ~ Jo Lyn
NEW in 2011 - 70 hours of Basic Caregiving Training Required
Some educators will be using current classes and adding additional trainings to create the full 70 hours of training. Contact me for a referral to my favorite choice for your best option for training statewide. Some of this training is online, and some is live in your local region... organized and directed by a very experienced RN with a great training team. P.S. If I refer you to a trainer - and you get a less than satisfactory experience with them, please let me know. ~ Jo Lyn Cornelsen RN
Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving is a comprehensive 28 hour basic training course required for all caregivers who work in Adult Family Homes in Washington State, except for those who already have health professional qualifications such as CNA, RN, LPN, OT or PT. Health professionals may take the Home Study Modified Fundamentals of Caregiving instead.
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving costs around $125, and includes classroom study, testing and skills demonstrations. Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving is similar to Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training, but generally far less expensive. CNA Training Schools charge around $750- $1000, and includes hands-on practicum with real clients in a Nursing Home. Some Nursing Homes offer CNA Training at no charge for their employees. CNA Training and part-time Nursing Home employment is a great way for new Care Providers to make and maintain contacts in the health care field - and gain valuable experience that can help them in their AFH business!
Currently, QNC is not currently offering Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, but here are some trainers who do: Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving trainers in SW Washington.