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Online Caregiver Courses

Caregiver Training Courses

As the national certifying organization for caregivers the ACA offers several online caregiver courses and bundle packages to meet your needs. Whether you're fulfilling an insurance requirement, looking to start your own caregiver business or seeking to fulfill a continuing education requirement, we have you covered.

Please see all of our online caregiver training courses below and don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.  

A Simple Process

When it comes to online caregiver training you want simplicity, ease of use and a pain free experience. As the national accrediting body for caregivers, the American Caregiver Association understands this need and has worked hard to put together the simplest process possible. No creating passwords, no creating accounts, usernames or passwords. This means no login problems. Everything about our online caregiver courses is meant to help you rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. You order your course, you go into our que, and when your number comes up in our que our team sets up your file and emails your course materials to you. It’s that simple!

Best of all we are here to support you and get you through the process all the way through until you’re done. Take a look at all of our online caregiver courses by clicking onto our Online Store. There are videos that accompany each individual course and bundle package. If you’re still not sure  about what online caregiver training courses you need, email or call us and we will be more than happy to help you out and get you pointed in the right direction.

National Caregiver Certification Course (NCCC).

This ACA grants 120 hours of in-class credit for this course. Topics Covered in the NCCC caregiver training course include:

1. Residents Rights

2. Communicating Effectively with Residents

3. Managing Personal Stress

4. Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

5. Controlling the Spread of Disease and Infection

6. Record Keeping and Documentation

7. Service Plans

8. Nutrition, Hydration and Food Services

9. Assisting in the Self-Administration of Medications

10. Social, Recreational and Rehabilitative Activities

11. Fire, Safety and Emergency Procedures

12. The Aging Process

13. Assisting Residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

14. Vital Signs

15. Medications

16. Oral Hygiene, Grooming & Bathing

17. Skin Integrity

18. Residents with Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

19. Communicating with Residents Unable to Direct Self-Care

20. Providing Services and Life Skills

21. Managing Difficult Behavior for Residents Unable to Direct Self-Care

22. Developing & Providing Social, Recreational & Rehabilitative Activities for Residents Unable to Direct Self-Care

23. Risk Management, Fall Prevention and Ambulation

Advanced National Caregiver Certification Course (ANCCC).

The ACA grants 200 hours of in-class credit for this course. Topics covered in the ANCCC caregiver training course include:

1. Components of effective communication

2. Styles and attitudes of communication

3. Barriers to effective communication

a.) Physical and mental disabilities

b.) Culture

c.) Language

4. Levels of care within an assisted living facility

5. Impact of each level of care on residents

6. Confidentiality (HIPPA)

7. Ethical Principals

8. Resident’s Rights

9. Preventing abuse, neglect and exploitation

10.Mandatory reporting

11.DNR (Do Not Resuscitate)

12.Stress management

13.Time management

14. Developing, using, and maintaining resident service plans

15. Common types of infections

16. Control and prevention of infection

a.) Washing hands

b.) Using gloves

c.) Disposing of sharps and other waste

17. Basic nutrition

18. Meal planning and posting

19. Menus

20.Procuring, storing and handling food

21.Special diets

22.Emergency planning

23.Medical emergencies

24.Environmental emergencies

25.Fire safety

26.Fire drills and evacuations

27.Home environment

28.Taking vital signs

29.Maintaining a resident’s environment

30.Observing and reporting pain

31.Providing assistance to residents with drains and tubes

32.Recognizing and reporting abnormal changes to your supervisor

33.Applying clean bandages

34.Providing peri-operative care

35.Assisting ambulation of residents including transferring and assistive devices

36.Bathing, caring for skin and dressing

37.Caring for teeth

38.Caring for nails

39.Toileting, caring for perineum, and caring for an ostomy

40.Feeding for hydration, including proper feeding techniques and use of assistive devices in feeding

41.Preventing pressure sores

42.Maintaining and treating skin

43.Modifying the caregiver’s behavior in response to resident behavior

44.Understanding the developmental tasks associated with the aging process

45.Responding to resident behavior

46.Promoting resident dignity

47.Providing culturally sensitive care

48.Caring for the dying resident

49.Interacting with the resident family

50. Anticipating and addressing the needs and behaviors of residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease

51.Communicating with cognitively impaired resident’s

52.Understanding the behavior of cognitively impaired residents

53.Reducing the effects of cognitive impairment

54.Understanding body mechanics

55.Assisting resident self-care

56.Using assistive devices for transferring, walking, eating, and dressing

57.Assisting with range-of motion exercises

58.Determining whether a resident needs assistance with medication administration and if so, the nature of the assistance

59.Assisting a resident to self-administer medication

60.Observing, documenting and reporting changes in resident condition before and after medication is administered

61.Knowing the five rights of a resident in medication administration

62.Knowing the classifications of and responses to medication

63.Taking, readings, and implementing physician medication and treatment orders

64.Storing medication properly and securely

65.Documenting medication and treatment services

66.Maintaining records of medication and treatment services

67.Using medication organizers properly

68.Storing and documenting use of narcotic drugs and controlled substances

69.Understanding how metabolism and physical conditions affect medication absorption

70.Knowing the proper administration of all forms of medication

71.Using drug reference guides (PDR)

72.Preventing, identifying, documenting, reporting, and responding to medication errors

National Assisted Living Manager Certification Course (NALMCC).

The ACA grants 80 hours of in-class credit for this course. Topics covered in the NALMCC include:

1. Delegation of Authority

2. Developing & Implementing Policies & Procedure

3. Managing Caregiver Personnel

4. General Business Practices

5. Basic Requirements for Caregivers

6. General Employment Laws

Caregiver Training Bundles

​Super Certification Bundle: NCCC, ANCCC, NALMCC, PLUS Membership

Platinum Certification Bundle (5 Courses, Membership, ID Card)

NCCC & NALMCC and Membership Bundle

Caregiver Business Bundle

This bundle is for those wanting to start their own caregiver company. This bundle includes:

  • National Caregiver Certification Course
  • Start Your Own Caregiver Business Guide
  • ACA Membership
  • Caregiver ID card
  • National Caregiver Registry (NCR) Status
Topic-Based Caregiver Training Courses

Certificate of Caregiver Leadership (CCL1): Level l
20 hours of in-class credit granted for this caregiver course.

Certificate of Personal Development: Level I (CPDL1).
20 hours of in-class credit granted for this caregiver course.

Certificate of Caregiver Ethics: Level I (CCEL1).
20 hours of in-class credit granted for this caregiver course.

ACA Membership

Annual membership with the ACA

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