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Understanding Caregiver Training Requirements for Hawaii

Title: Personal Care Aide

Min. Initial Training Hours: 100

Continuing Education Hours: 12

State-Specific Curriculum Criteria: Yes

PCAs who are agency-employed must complete the basic nurse aide course in a state-approved nurse aide training program. Personal Care Assistants in Hawaii must adhere to stringent qualifications and acquire essential skills mandated by state regulations to provide exceptional care. This involves:

  • Completion of a state-approved nurse aide training program encompassing 100 hours of initial training, including 70 clinical and 30 didactic hours.
  • Participation in 12 hours of state-approved continuing education every 24 months for recertification.
  • Adherence to the state-specific curriculum, covering vital areas such as communication, infection control, safety, resident rights, healthcare delivery, basic medical terminology, and specialized care for different populations.
  • Supervised practical training in nursing skills, personal care, and restorative services, subject to approval by the Hawaii Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division.

Note: Regulations may evolve, so staying informed and aligned with the latest training requirements from state regulatory bodies is imperative.

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    Hawaii’s Aging Population and Caregiving Landscape

    Did you know?

    As of 2023, 18.2% of Hawaii’s population is aged 65 and older, and this is projected to increase to 25% by 2040. Many of these seniors will require some form of care, with estimates ranging from 30% to 80%, depending on their health status. In this evolving caregiving landscape, caregivers and agencies face numerous regulations and diverse needs, highlighting the importance of effective navigation for success.

    Here’s a quick breakdown to ensure you’re on the right track:


    Home care agencies in Hawaii must be licensed to provide personal care or homemaker services, with certification options including Medicare/Medicaid or state-only licensing/certification, under the CMS QUEST demonstration waiver until 2024.

    Training is Mandatory

    Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) employed by agencies must complete the basic nurse-aide course from a state-approved program, covering 14 topics over 100 hours.

    Practice Scope

    PCAs provide non-medical ADL assistance, including bathing, dressing, eating, and toileting, with training supervised by registered nurses or licensed practical nurses.

    Exempted Workers

    Workers employed directly by consumers under Medicaid or private-pay arrangements in Hawaii, including homemakers assisting with household chores and activities of daily living under the Med-QUEST managed care program, are exempt from state training requirements.

    Ready to answer Hawaii’s call for caregiving? Join the wave of compassionate caregivers and agencies making a difference in the lives of seniors.


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    Equip your caregivers with content that adheres to the US CMS HHA Conditions of Participation for home health aide services.

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    PCAs must complete a state-approved nurse aide training program consisting of 100 hours, including 70 clinical and 30 didactic hours.

    Caregivers are required to engage in 12 hours of state-approved continuing education every 24 months for recertification.

    The curriculum covers essential areas such as communication, infection control, safety, resident rights, healthcare delivery, basic medical terminology, and specialized care for different populations.

    Caregivers may be required to demonstrate competency through The Hawaii Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division, is responsible for approving caregiver training programs.
    NATPs must submit their curriculum and a written request for certification to the Department of Human Services, following specific guidelines outlined by the Medicaid Agency.
    Absolutely! Learn2Care's platform offers flexible, mobile-friendly online courses. Download lessons for offline access, learn from any device and maximize your learning even with busy schedules.
    • Existing administrators, managers, and office staff in home care agencies
    • Caregivers looking to climb the career ladder and transition into leadership roles
    • Any aspiring leader in the home care industry who wants to develop their skills
    • Multi-faceted business skills including budgeting, team management, and performance reviews
    • Leadership behaviors like effective communication, delegation, and conflict resolution
    • Strong communication practices for inspiring and motivating teams
    • Effective problem-solving strategies specific to the home care industry
    Yes, we proudly ensure our training aligns with US CMS HHA Conditions Participation for home health aide services! From infection control to client rights, our courses empower caregivers with the skills needed for compliant and quality care. Dive into our specific course descriptions for in-depth details.

    Here are the benefits of training certification for agencies and caregivers:

    • Enhanced Skills & Confidence: Certification verifies caregiver’s competency, boosting client trust and improving care quality.
    • Reduced Risk & Liability: Compliance with training standards minimizes agency liability and legal risks.

    • Attract & Retain Talent: Certification attracts qualified candidates and motivates existing caregivers, reducing turnover costs.
    • Career Growth & Motivation: Earning certifications empowers caregivers and opens doors to career advancement opportunities.
    • Client Satisfaction & Referrals: Highly trained, certified caregivers lead to happier clients and increased referrals for your agency.
    Overall, certification signifies a dedication to professionalism and high-quality care, enhancing your client's trust in your abilities.