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Illinois Home Care Regulations

Illinois
Home Care
Regulations

Home Health Aide Training

Hours: 120 Hours
Frequency: Initial

 

Documentation of successful completion of a nursing arts course, which included at least 40 hours of supervised clinical experience, in an accredited nurse training program as evidenced by diploma, certificate or other written verification from the school, and successful completion of the written portion of the Department-established nursing assistant competency test.

Title 77; Chapter I; Subchapter b; Part 245

For more information visit Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

Home Health Aide Continuing Education

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

The home health aide must receive at least 12 hours of in-service training during each 12-month period.

The in-service training may be furnished while the aide is furnishing care to the patient.

42 CFR 484.36

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Home Services Worker Continuing Education

Hours: 8 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

All home services workers shall complete a minimum of eight hours of training during each year of employment to maintain placement availability, based on either a calendar year or an anniversary date basis, whichever is selected by the agency. 

The initial eight hours of training required shall satisfy the annual training requirement for the home services worker's first year of employment.  The annual training can include self-study courses with demonstration of learned concepts that are applicable to the employee's responsibilities.  Training shall include:
1.  Promoting client dignity, independence, self-determination, privacy, choice and rights;
2.  Disaster procedures;
3.  Hygiene and infection control; and
4.  Abuse and neglect prevention and reporting requirements.

Title 77; Chapter I; Subchapter b; Part 245

For more information visit Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

Nurse Aide Continuing Education

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Required in-service training for nurse aides. In-service training must -

1. Be sufficient to ensure the continuing competence of nurse aides, but must be no less than 12 hours per year.
2. Include dementia management training and resident abuse prevention training.
3. Address areas of weakness as determined in nurse aides' performance reviews and facility assessment at § 483.70(e) and may address the special needs of residents as determined by the facility staff.
4. For nurse aides providing services to individuals with cognitive impairments, also address the care of the cognitively impaired.

42 CFR 483.95

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Homecare Aide Continuing Education

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

A minimum of 12 hours per calendar year of interactive, (face-to-face, audiovisual presentations, computer-based instruction, etc.) in-service training approved by the provider agency shall be mandatory for all homecare aides. 

Pre-service training shall fulfill the first 3 hours of in-service training required for new employees.  In-service training for homecare aides shall include at least 9 hours of training selected from among the following topics:

1.  Promoting client dignity, independence, self-determination, privacy, choice and rights;
2. Special characteristics of the elderly population; physical, emotional and developmental needs of the client;
3.  Recognizing client abuse, neglect and/or exploitation; abuse and neglect prevention and reporting requirements;
4.  Confidentiality of client information;
5.  Communication skills;
6.  Universal precautions, blood-borne pathogens and infection control;
7.  Fire and life safety, including emergency procedures to be implemented under the agency's all hazards disaster operations plan;
8.  Dealing with adverse behaviors, e.g., mental illness, depression and aggression;
9.  Family dynamics;
10.  Diseases of the elderly; understanding Alzheimer's Disease and dementia;
11.  Body mechanics and normal range of motion, transfer techniques and positioning;
12.  Chronic illness, death and dying;
13.  Medicaid fraud and abuse;
14.  Cultural diversity;
15.  Food, nutrition and meal planning and preparation, including special diets;
16.  Maintenance of a clean, safe and healthy environment, including laundry and house cleaning skills;
17.  Appropriate and safe techniques in performing and assisting with personal care;
18.  Assistance with self-administered medications;
19.  Recognizing changes in bodily functions that should be reported to the supervisor;
20.  Respiratory services;
21.  Use of seclusion and restraint;
22.  First aid and/or CPR;
23.  Understanding advance directives; and

Progress toward certification in a related field (e.g., CNA) may be used for up to 3 hours of in-service training per calendar year.

TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES CHAPTER II: DEPARTMENT ON AGING PART 240 COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM  SECTION 240.1535

For more information visit Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

Homecare Supervisor Continuing Education

Hours: 24 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Within each calendar year, each supervisor shall complete 24 hours of documented in-service training on aging related subjects, including documented participation in in-house staff training and/or local, State, regional or national conferences. 

In-service supervisor training shall include at least 16 hours of training selected from among the following topics:
1.  Promoting client dignity, independence, self-determination, privacy, choice and rights;
2.  Client-centered care planning;
3.  Special characteristics of the elderly population; physical, emotional and developmental needs of the client;
4. Recognizing client abuse, neglect and/or exploitation; abuse and neglect prevention and reporting requirements;
5.  Communication skills;
6.  Universal precautions, blood-borne pathogens and infection control;
7. Fire and life safety, including emergency procedures to be implemented under the agency's all hazards disaster operations plan;
8.  Dealing with adverse behaviors, e.g., mental illness, depression and aggression;
9.  Family dynamics;
10. Diseases of the elderly; understanding Alzheimer's Disease and dementia;
11. Body mechanics and normal range of motion, transfer techniques and positioning;
12. Chronic illness, death and dying;
13. Medicaid fraud and abuse;
14. Appropriate and safe techniques in performing and assisting with personal care;
15. First aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
16. Understanding advance directives;
17. Respiratory services;
18. Use of seclusion and restraint.

TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES CHAPTER II: DEPARTMENT ON AGING PART 240 COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM SECTION 240.1535

For more information visit Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

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