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Personal Care Home Admin Training Offered at Penn State, The Lancaster Center

2/15/2011 —

Penn State, The Lancaster Center will offer the 100-hour required training program for Personal Care Home Administrators (PCHAs) beginning March 4. The entire 100 hours of training is offered in a full-day format, Fridays, and Saturdays, March 4 - April 9, with evening cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training courses.

Participants can satisfy continuing education requirements with a variety of professional development courses for nurses, administrators, direct-care staff, and other health care professionals. Penn State’s program has been approved by the Department of Public Welfare. Classes will be held at Penn State, The Lancaster Center, which is located in the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster.

State regulations include many requirements for personal care homes including staff training and education. Prior to initial employment as an administrator, a candidate must successfully complete the 100-hour standardized administrator-training course approved by the Department of Public Welfare.

The PCHA Exam will be administered on Wednesday, April 13, 6-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-noon.

For more information or to register please call Penn State, The Lancaster Center at (717) 299-7667 or e-mail lancaster@yk.psu.edu or register online at www.lancastercenter.psu.edu.

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