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

Nursing Homes

This training curriculum for the Special Care of Nursing Home Residents with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Disorders is approved by the Department of Elder Affairs/University of South Florida (USF) to meet the requirements of 400.1755 F.S. The one-hour training component, outlined in Part I of the manual, is required for all employees who are expected to, or whose responsibilities require them to, have direct contact with residents with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. The three-hour training component, outlined in Part II, is required for all employees that provide direct care to residents with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Additionally, persons seeking approval as an Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders Nursing Home training provider must complete the Nursing Home Training Provider application either by mail using the PDF or by applying online. Approval must be obtained from the Department of Elder Affairs designee University of South Florida, prior to commencing training activities. Visit USF’s Training Academy on Aging’s website for more information. $130 FHCA Members | $250 Nonmembers

Assisted Living Facilities

In Florida, assisted living facilities that advertise they provide special care for persons with ADRD or maintain secured areas as described in Chapter 4, Section 434.4.6 of the Florida Building Code, as adopted in Rule 9N-1.001, F.A.C., Florida Building Code Adopted, must ensure that facility staff receive the training for Special Care of Assisted Living Facility Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders. FHCA offers this approved curriculum, which covers Level 1 and Level 2 training. The four-hour Level I training components, outlined in the manual, are required for all employees who are expected to, or whose responsibilities require them to, have regular contact with or direct care of residents with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. The four-hour Level II training component, is required for all employees who provide direct care to residents with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Additionally, persons seeking approval as an Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders ALF training provider must complete the ALF Training Provider application and mail the PDF application to the program. Approval must be obtained from the Department of Elder Affairs designee University of South Florida, prior to commencing training activities. Visit USF’s Training Academy on Aging’s website for more information.$125 FHCA Members | $250 Nonmembers

Paid Feeding Assistant Training Curriculum (AHCA-Approved)

As established in 483.160, FHCA’s Paid Feeding Assistant Program was approved by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and prepared for centers to train staff to safely assist with feeding residents. 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 provides staff with the feeding knowledge in areas such as swallowing and infection control. $300 FHCA Members | $500 Nonmembers

LPN Supervisory Course Curriculum

FHCA’s LPN Supervisory Course Curriculum is a classroom-based program developed to qualify LPNs to supervise in accordance with the regulatory training requirements. The program provides a 30 hour post-basic training experience for the LPN and may be paired with the requisite 16 hour supervisory experience as required 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. $75 FHCA Members | $200 Nonmembers

Personal Care Attendant Program Instructor Guide and Training Materials

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 of 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. $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