Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas offers PCA (Personal Care Assistant) training for free!
We are so PROUD to offer free training to our potential caregivers! Our Director of HealthCare Services (Terry Schindelholz, BSN RN) has developed and implemented in house training for individuals who would like to work in the home care industry, but are not qualified (without certification). There are specific rules and regulations that govern in home care. The requirements for the training are to be enthusiastic about helping others, caring, and eager to learn! Every candidate is interviewed before training so we may make sure he/she is a good fit for our company and the clients we serve.
This training is extensive and includes 7 modules: Role of the Personal Care Assistant, Responsibilities of the Personal Care Assistant, Bathing and Showering, Incontinent Needs, Good Work Habits, Eating Healthy, and Oral Mouth Care. These modules provide written documentation as well as testing. The students are guided through every stage/module of the training to better hone in on his/her skill set.
In our Pinehurst location Dena Kallgren, RN Supervisor, conducts this training. She is very detail oriented and ensures our new caregivers acquire the skills to work in the homes.
Terry and Dena are very hands on and are highly respected by our field staff. They are always available for questions and are always smiling- providing excellent customer service! They are always available for client (and family) questions and are involved in our scheduling process- making sure we have the best caregiver with the right client based on skill set and the specific needs of the client(s). If you or someone you know is looking for a career change, please consider us! We are always ready to welcome new caregivers into our Interim family!
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