Below is a listing of Oregon Home Care Commission trainings. You can search for a course or filter the list by choosing from the drop-downs.

If you are an Adult Foster Care Home provider, check the Audience column to see if the course is approved for AFH continuing education. Also see the Adult Foster Home continuing education page​.

  
  
Description
Audience
  
CourseType
  
Bathing & GroomingB & G
​Based on the Bathing Without a Battle materials, this class covers skills in personal care activities of bathing, shaving, skin care & grooming. Focus is on using person-centered values and techniques. A video demonstrating hands-on care is shown.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSkills
Blindness & Low VisionBLV
An over view of eye diseases and definitions of low vision and vision loss; techniques for working with someone sight-impaired and helping someone to live independently.  Resources and adaptive equipment for the home are demonstrated and/or discussed. This class is taught by staff of the OR Commission for the Blind.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICPSkills
Challenging BehaviorsCB
Defining challenging behaviors; understanding causes; methods for diffusing; communication tips; and interpersonal skills. Focus is on employer relationships with seniors and people with physical disabilities. This course is not approved for training pay for Personal Support Workers.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSkills
Communities of Practice & Safety SupportCOMPASS
COMPASS is a multi-session course that creates a safety and wellness team. Workers learn about caring for their own health and safety, safe work practices, healthy eating, reducing hazards, communication techniques, and receive support from teammates on challenges.
Homecare WorkersSkills
Dementia & Alzheimer’sD-A
Definitions and diagnosis of types of dementia; tips for daily care, tools for understanding behaviors, and information on treatments and research.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSkills
Diabetes By the NumbersDBN
Definitions and diagnosis of diabetes;  warning signs and how the disease affects the body; meal planning and portion control; regular monitoring and daily care in controlling the disease.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSkills
Durable Medical EquipmentDME
Helpful ideas for choosing, fitting and using equipment devices.  Class will provide some demonstrations and practice.  Equipment discussed and/or shown include: canes, wheelchairs, overlay mattresses, bath and toileting equipment, and lifting equipment.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSkills
Everyone CommunicatesEC
Effective communication partner strategies that make a positive impact on the people you support with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who experience communication challenges. The course includes practice with a visual communication board. This class is approved for training pay for PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERS ONLY
Approved for stipends for PSW, PSWs working with I/DDSkills
End of Life CareELC
A comprehensive overview of end of life planning and care. Content includes: the dying process; pain and symptom considerations; advanced planning; and common spiritual, emotional and social concerns.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSkills
Helping Caregivers Fight Fraud & AbuseF-A
Recognizing & reporting Medicare & Medicaid fraud; identity theft; recognizing and reporting abuse & neglect of vulnerable adults. Also covered is the role of the caregiver, communication techniques, and some problem solving around these issues.  Participants are given a packet of information on Medicare fraud and identity theft to give to and review with another person.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICPCore
Grief and LossG-L
 Process of grief, myths and realities of grief and loss; how to help another; compassion fatigue; practical issues of provider grief; and self care.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSkills
Heart HealthyHH
How the heart works, common heart problems, monitoring blood pressure, recognizing heart emergencies; and creating a heart healthy lifestyle
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSkills
Keeping It ProfessionalKIP
The role of workers in maintaining professional boundaries and working with the task list or job description. The class also covers recordkeeping and principles of confidentiality.
Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Workers & consumers in state programsCore
Diversity Awareness: Challenges Facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender AdultsLGBT
Understanding and awareness of LGBT issues and healthcare challenges; terms and definitions; how to create a welcoming and inclusive working relationship
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICPSkills
Medication SafetyMedS
Types of medications; effects medications have on the body; risks and warning signs; documentation; storage and disposal; and role of the worker.  Emphasis is on assisting a consumer who manages his/her own medications.
Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, In-home caregivers & consumersSkills
MoneyWiseMW
Personal money management; identifying personal priorities; developing a budget; money-saving ideas; recordkeeping.
Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Not a caregiving class, personal use onlySkills
Nutrition BasicsNB
Foundations of good nutrition; meal planning; nutrient categories; meal balance using person-centered strategies and tools to promote informed choices; common nutrition-related concerns.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICPSkills
Protect Against Sprains & StrainsPASS
Basics of good body mechanics; how to minimize risks to avoid and/or prevent sprain and strain injuries; best practices in workplace activities; review of assistive equipment.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSafety
Preventing Disease TransmissionPDT
Causes of infectious diseases and routes of transmission; reducing risks; best practices in housekeeping and caregiving to prevent the spread of diseases.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSafety
Respiratory Care: Oxygen to VentilatorsRC
Understanding end-stage respiratory diseases; symptoms and warning signs; basics on the use of oxygen and other respiratory equipment. Does not teach ventilator operation.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSkills
Ready Set WorkRSW
Using the Registry & Referral System; taking a professional approach to finding and getting work; interviewing; and establishing an employment arrangement.
Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Workers & consumers in state programsSkills
Substance Abuse AwarenessSAA
A review of the Home Care Commission policy on maintaining a drug-free workplace. This training also covers common drugs and their affects, resources for treatment, the role of the homecare worker.
Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Workers & consumers in state programsSkills
SMART: Stress Management and Relaxation TechniquesSMART
Understanding stress and its affects; recognizing signs and symptoms; identifying triggers; techniques for coping with stress.
All, Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Approved for Adult Foster Home continuing educationSkills
TRIPS: Taking Responsibility in Personal SafetyTRIPS
Practical ideas for preventing injuries from slips and trips in the home and assessing risk factors; assisting  someone in planning and preparing for emergencies, including the role of the in-home worker; safe driving tips. Emphasis is on caregivers assisting others in their own homes.
Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, In-home caregivers & consumersSafety
Working Together: Making the Most of the Employer /Employee RelationshipWT
Assertive communication and problem solving techniques for employers who are seniors and people with physical disabilities & workers; clarifying expectations and sharing information in the interview and during a working relationship; developing an employment agreement. Also includes person-directed values, language and empowerment.
Approved for stipends for HCW, PSW, PSW-ICP, Homecare Workers in working relationshipCore