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Employee Qualifications & Training

Before Hire

  • All employees must be at least 18-years old
  • All employees must have at least 2 years of verifiable health care / in-home care work experience
  • At least 3 positive Letters of Reference and/or Telephone Reference Checks from past employers

Background Checks

  • National Criminal History Check – Rechecked every 3 years
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry
  • US Department of Health and Human Services – LEIE (List of Excluded Individuals & Entities)
  • E-Verify – Social Security Number Verification
  • Oregon DMV check of driver’s license. Rechecked every 3 years
  • Verification of any Oregon State Board of Nursing Licenses or Certifications

Skill Evaluation

  • Skills Assessment and Checklist – Competence Evaluation
  • A Registered Nurse screens, trains, completes competency evaluations and return demonstration checklists and supervises all caregivers


All Caregivers receive new hire orientation and training that includes:

  • Caregiver Duties and Responsibilities
  • Client’s Bill of Rights
  • Ethics and Client Confidentiality
  • Infection Control, Universal Precautions and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Review of Agency Services
  • Caregiver Assignments and Supervisory
  • Observation and Documentation Skills
  • Medical and Non-Medical Emergencies
  • Working with other Community Services – Hospice and Home Health Care
  • Dealing with Adverse Behaviors
  • Nutritional, Hydration, Special Diets and Meal Preparation
  • Appropriate and Safe Techniques in Personal Care Tasks
  • Skin Care and Preventing Skin Breakdown
  • Hand washing and Infection control
  • Body Mechanics, Safe Transfers and Fall Prevention
  • Maintaining a Safe Environment
  • Home Care and Fire Safety
  • Supervisory and 24/7 Emergency Telephone Numbers
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Service Care Plan
  • Communication with the Elderly
  • CPR / First Aide – Healthcare BLS

*Caregivers with a current Oregon CNA Certificate are exempt from Basic Training

Medication Administration Training

Medication Administration Services and Training is provided under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. All Caregivers receive Medication Administration

Training that includes:

  • Introduction to Medication Management
  • Providing Medication Assistance
  • Medication Documentation and Safety
  • Safely Monitoring the Medication
  • Understanding Common Medications

Caregiver Specialized Training

Many Caregivers received additional training:

  • Diabetic Care Management
  • Care of the Terminally Ill Patient
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
  • Understanding Pain Management

Continuing Education

All Caregivers receive 7 hours of annual continuing education and annual performance reviews.

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