Education

Curriculum

These materials were developed exclusively for internal training purposes within a nursing center/assisted living facility. Florida Health Care Association may decline sale of these materials to any potential buyer, based upon Florida Health Care Association’s sole discretion.

Alzheimer's Disease or Related Disorders Training Curriculum

Updated curriculum coming soon; stay tuned for additional details.

Beginning July 1, 2023, the “Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Forms of Dementia Education and Training Act” became effective. The legislation creates a uniform system of training for many provider types, including nursing centers and assisted living facilities. The details of the required Alzheimer’s disease and dementia training is now found in s. 430.5025, Florida Statutes. Under the Act, Florida Health Care Association is authorized to offer training curricula as an approved training provider for the three-hour training for nursing centers, standard ALFs and ALFs that advertise and provide specialized memory care, as well as the four-hour additional required training for specialized memory care. 

Visit the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) website for additional information on Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia training requirements. Individuals who wish to train using the FHCA training curricula must be approved by DOEA and have documentation of specific educational, teaching, or practical experience required for the setting in which they wish to provide the training. Please see the specific criteria for each setting type from DOEA’s materials here.

Paid Feeding Assistant Training Curriculum (AHCA-Approved)

As established in 483.60, FHCA’s Paid Feeding Assistant Program was approved by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and prepared for centers to train new and existing staff to safely assist with feeding residents. This training curriculum provides comprehensive information on how to meet all regulatory requirements. Cross training staff to support residents during meals can help make the dining experience more enjoyable for residents while promoting nutrition and hydration for better quality of care. This training covers infection control, communication, emergency procedures, techniques and appropriate responses to resident behavior. Watch the informational video here. $300 FHCA Members | $500 Nonmembers

LPN Supervisory Course Curriculum

64B9-16.002 requires that all LPNs working in nursing homes shall qualify to supervise. FHCA’s LPN Supervisory Course Curriculum is a Board of Nursing approved Train the Trainer program developed to assist nursing facilities to qualify LPNs to supervise in accordance with the regulatory training requirements. The program provides an electronic manual for a qualified registered nurse to use to provide a 30 hour post-basic training experience for the LPN, that is paired with the required 16 hour supervisory experience as written in the rule. The program’s narrative is supported by interactive activities and group discussions. The curriculum is in compliance with section 64B9-16, Florida Administrative Code and includes an overview recording to facilitate your knowledge of the program and manual. For details of the requirement, please click here$75 FHCA Members | $200 Nonmembers

Personal Care Attendant Program Instructor Guide and Training Materials

The PCA Program Instructor Guide is designed to prepare nursing center providers in creating and implementing the program, and offers detailed content on the training standards and required areas of instruction/competency. The  Competency Check off forms are included. These materials reflect the update competency and training requirements that are a result of the AHCA Final Rule (R. 59A-4.1081, F.A.C.), effective May 4, 2022. $250 FHCA Members | $450 Nonmembers

Personal Care Attendant Study Guide for CNA Exam

Developed to assist the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) staff person in preparing for and completing the CNA Competency Evaluation Exam (CNA test). This guide covers Long Term Care Nursing Assistant Fundamentals, Nursing Assistant Theory, Clinical Skills Performance, Communication and Conflict Resolution, Getting Ready for the CNA test, and practice tests for students. $40 FHCA Members | $40 Nonmembers