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Online Caregiver Course Outline

Care Giver Estimated Time of Completion

Estimated Length of program:
2-4 months, self-paced

Care Giver Program Goals

Program Goal:
To prepare students to qualify for entry-level caregiving positions.

Program Outcomes

Learn everything you need to know to start a new career as a Home Health Aide, Personal Care Assistant or Caregiver. Our online Caregiver Course trains students with the necessary skills to perform many caregiver duties. Students learn to assist clients with personal care, including tasks related to hygiene, mobility, and meals. They’ll learn about the roles of various people in the healthcare process and credentials required for those roles. Students also learn how to adhere to ethical and legal guidelines for performing nonmedical tasks.

Kaylah Thornton Instructor

Medical Assistant Program Instructor/Course Expert

Kaylah Thornton, B.S., RN

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Medical Assistant instructor Kaylah Thornton, not only possesses extensive qualifications but has also actively worked in the field. This firsthand experience allows her to provide invaluable support to ensure the success of our aspiring Medical Assistant students.

The coursework trains students to:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a personal care assistant, adhere to federal and state regulations for direct care and provide assistance to clients in a variety of settings, such as private homes or residential facilities.
  • Practice infection prevention, follow proper safety procedures and provide in-home cleaning support.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and coworkers, practice good listening skills and properly record information.
  • Provide nutritional support, describe various feeding tubes, and exercise safe food preparation and storage.
  • Understand how to move and transfer clients and assist patients with feeding, dressing, and grooming.
  • Properly make beds, provide bed baths, provide oral, hand and foot care, provide perineal care and support the client.
  • Understand healthcare regulations for assisting with medications. Provide non-medical assistance for medications, such as utilizing the medication schedule as provided by the medical provider.
Online Care Giver school training outcomes


Instruction Pack

This course is contained in one Instruction Pack, which introduces students to caregiving careers, including personal care and home care, with an overview of the daily activities that may be provided in caregiving facilities and client homes. Lesson topics include Introduction to Caregiving; Ethics and Legal Responsibilities; Introduction to Psychology; First-Aid Procedures; Communication and Documentation; Vital Signs; Nutrition and Wellness; Cleaning in the Home; Positioning and Mobility; Daily Needs of Patients; Patient Cleanliness; and Medication.

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