Prepare yourself with PCA Certification
PCAs (Personal Care Aides) provide health care services that allow older adults to live in their homes longer by delaying transitions into healthcare facilities and by providing holistic - biological, psychological, social, and spiritual - care and support. Now and increasingly in the future, the need for comprehensively and culturally trained PCAs will be critical in providing quality care.
Our PCA School has been created to address a fast-growing employment market. Over the decade spanning 2016 – 2026, the home care sector will seek to fill 4.2 million job openings. Ranking among the top five occupations for projected growth, the home care workforce will add more new jobs to the economy than any other single occupation in the U.S.
If the long-term care industry is to recruit and retain enough home care workers to meet the demand, change is imperative: Higher wages and equitable benefits. Stable schedules. Full-time hours and opportunities for advancement. Better training and professional development.
If you are interested in learning how to support your loved ones or community-dwelling older adults in being able to continue to age in their homes and communities please contact Debbie Ward, firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1565. The training is free. Participants can take all 40-hours and become PCA certified or choose select topics to support personal and professional growth.