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Personal Care Aide Certification Course Provides Comprehensive Online Training for In-Home, Assisted Living Staff

Online training provides option for entry into healthcare profession in an accessible, affordable manner.

Oregon City, OR, November 04, 2009 --( Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCEed) today launched their newest online training course , the Personal Care Aide Certification Course.

“This course is uniquely designed to prepare individuals for entry into the field of senior caregiving or healthcare,” comments Sharon K. Brothers, Director of the Institute. “Employers are looking for people who have demonstrated an interest in healthcare and learning, and will give hiring preference to people with this type of Certification. It can also prepare people to enter a career in a high-growth field, with lots of opportunities for job and career advancement.”

The Personal Care Aide Certification Course, designed for in-home, and assisted living caregivers, includes training in ethics, client’s rights, and elder abuse as well as training in emergency first aid, personal care and assistance with daily living tasks like mobility, bathing, and toileting. Throughout the course students are taught to respect the individual’s rights to privacy and dignity and provide care in such a way that the person’s independence is enhanced and supported rather than removed. The entire course provides a comprehensive program of more than 40 hours of caregiver training.

“Families employing caregivers in their homes may also wish to offer this Personal Care Aide Certification Course,” says Brothers. “I know if someone were coming to my mother’s home providing care for her I’d feel significantly more confident knowing that person had received this Certification.”

The Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) is licensed by the Oregon Department of Education. IPCed’s Personal Care Aide course meets rigorous standards as a complete, 40 hour course designed to prepare the individual to become a caregiver for elderly and disabled adults. Many long term care insurance companies will accept this Certification for reimbursement of caregiver expenses.

IPCed is a division of aQuire Training Solutions which utilizes a unique approach to online training. This approach involves a process of telling stories to help learners synthesize content, engaging them in interactive online activities, using motivational strategies to help them grasp the significance of their work. Finally, students’ learning is evaluated through online assessments, providing verification of learning and skills.

For more information about the Personal Care Aide Certification Course contact

About IPCed
IPCed and aQuire Training Solutions were founded by senior care owners and operators who have a passion for the quality education of individuals entering the field of health and senior care. In addition to the Institute for Professional Care Education courses, training products include the online staff training system, aQuire Training Solutions, and EasyCEU (, a source of continuing education units for administrators, nurses and managers. Training courses are offered online, giving users the advantage of learning when and where it is convenient for them. All courses are nationally accredited through a variety of licensing boards. For more information, visit the aQuire website at, or call toll free at 877-843-8374.

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