2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AHS 112 - Assisted Living Facility Caregiver

Description: Preparation for the role of caregiver in an assisted living home, facility, or home health care agency. Legal and ethical issues; communication; service plans; nutrition and food preparation; fire safety and emergency procedures; home environment and maintenance; basic caregiver skills; and medication management. Meets the requirements of the Arizona Board of Nursing Care Institution Administrators & Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA). Must be at least 18 years old.

Prerequisites: Reading proficiency

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 1

Course Content:
  1. Orientation and overview of the assisted living facility
  2. Legal and ethical issues and resident rights
  3. Communication and interpersonal skills
  4. Job management skills
  5. Service plans
  6. Infection control
  7. Nutrition and food preparation
  8. Fire, safety, and emergency procedures
  9. Home environment and maintenance
  10. Basic caregiver skills
  11. Mental health and social service needs
  12. Care of the cognitively impaired resident
  13. Skills for basic restorative services
  14. Medication management

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the levels of care within an assisted living facility. (1)
  2. Identify legal and ethical issues and resident rights. (2)
  3. Use various techniques to communicate effectively. (3)
  4. Demonstrate ways to manage time and stress. (4)
  5. Develop service plans. (5)
  6. Use various techniques to manage infection control. (6)
  7. Design and implement nutrition plans and special diets. (7)
  8. Procure, handle, and store food safely. (7)
  9. Demonstrate ways to manage emergency procedures. (8)
  10. Use various techniques to maintain and manage the home environment. (9)
  11. Demonstrate basic caregiver skills. (10)
  12. Use various techniques to manage mental health and social service needs. (11)
  13. Address the needs of the cognitively impaired resident. (12)
  14. Assist with basic restorative services. (13)
  15. Assist with medication storage, organization, administration, documentation, and reporting. (14)

Required Assessment:
  1. Skills checklist
  2. Comprehensive final exam
  3. State administered caregiver exam