While Learn2Care provides expert Professional Caregiver Training , the home care agency is responsible to ensure that its professional caregivers successfully complete all required trainings. The home care agency is also responsible to “maintain documentation that demonstrates that the requirements [of training standards] have been met. § 474.80(b)(4) Learn2Care equips the agency with user-friendly, state-of-the-art technology to track and report this through our Learning Management System. Still, the agency is responsible to register its employees, assign courses, and use Learn2Care’s reporting systems.
The United States CMS HHA Conditions of Participation require for home health aides: “Classroom and supervised practical training must total at least 75 hours.” § 484.80(b)(1)
Of these 75 hours, Learn2Care’s Professional Caregiver Training equips the agency with the “minimum of 16 hours of classroom training” that “must precede a minimum of 16 hours supervised practical training.” § 484.80(b)(2).
- The agency is responsible to ensure that the aide completes the in-person “minimum of 16 hours supervised practical training.” This includes supervised practical, return-demonstration of key tasks, i.e. assisting with transfers, ambulation, preventing falls, and more hands-on tasks for aides. While Learn2Care provides expert, best-practice, knowledge-based information for these tasks, the agency must ensure that aide/caregiver has demonstrated how to complete these tasks, successfully for the safety, health, and well-being of the persons they serve.
- Of the required 75 training hours for aides, the agency is responsible to provide and/or ensure successful completion of the “minimum of 16 hours supervised practical training.” Learn2Care’s 59+ hours of online training equips the aide with the remaining 59 hours (of the 75 hours). Still, the agency is responsible to ensure that its employees successfully complete these online courses, and to maintain documentation through Learn2Care’s reporting tools.
Additionally, the agency is responsible to know and adhere to its state-specific laws for training, i.e., scope of service, et.al.
Simply, the agency is responsible to ensure that its professional caregivers are competent to perform their assigned duties.