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Caregiver Training Program Outcome
The Caregiver Training program at Medstar Academy prepares students to take the Arizona Assisted Living Facility Caregiver competency exam and receive certification in the State of Arizona.
Caregiver Training Program Requirements
Medstar Academy requires all Caregiver students to meet the following requirements to enter the program:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Proof of Citizenship
- Social Security card
Students must meet the following requirements prior to taking the state exam:
- Food handler’s card
- Successfully pass Medstar Academy Caregiver program as outlined in Catalog
Caregiver Training Program Hours
The Caregiver program is designed to ensure students meet State standards with two main goals. First, to provide knowledge sufficient to pass the competency exam. Second, to provide practice for the required tasks for the job. Medstar Academy offers 104 learning hours to practice the necessary skills:
- Classroom Education – 62 Hours
- Distance Learning – 26 Hours
- Skill Lab – 16 Hours
Medstar Academy offers students the opportunity to complete the Caregiver Training Program in just 4 weeks, for only $650 which includes:
- Registration Fee
Upcoming Classes – Assisted Living Caregiver
Students are encouraged to meet with an Admissions Counselor a few weeks prior to Registering for class, to allow enough time to take care of all admission requirements.
- Weekend Class – TBD
Caregiver Training Program Curriculum
The Caregiver program streamlines curriculum by basing training off the Arizona Assisted Living Facility Caregiver competency exam. Subjects featured in classroom, clinical, or lab requirements of the Caregiver program are featured in the exam.
- Resident Rights – Legal & Ethical
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
- Fire – Safety – Emergency Procedures
- Environment & Maintenance
- Basic Skills
- Mental Health & Social Services
- Impaired Resident Care
- Job Management
- Service Plans
- Infection Control
- Nutrition & Food Preparation
- Restoration Services
- Medication Management
Caregiver Competency Exam
In order to gain certification and work in the State of Arizona as an Assisted Living Facility Caregiver the student must successfully pass the Assisted Living Facility Caregiver competency test. Find out more about Caregiver Certification at Medstar Academy.
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Caregiver – Fast Track
Already a CNA? Your career doesn’t have to stop there. Expand your credentials and increase your employability by becoming a Certified Caregiver as well – For just $275!
The Caregiver – Fast Track Training program is designed for current licensed CNAs. It is an expedited training program that prepares students for employment as an Assisted Living Facility Caregiver. The Fast Track is designed to ensure students meet the State standards and demonstrate knowledge sufficient to perform the job. With previous training and certification as a CNA, Fast Track students are required only 18 classroom hours as well as online curriculum in preparation for the Assisted Living Facility Caregiver competency exam to receive certification in the State of Arizona.