Assisted Living Administrator 15-Hour Training
The Penn State Greater Allegheny Office of Continuing Education is proud to offer the 15-hour Assisted Living Administrator training which is designed to enhance the 100-hour Personal Care Home Administrator training currently offered.
According to 55 PA Code Chapter 2800, prior to employment as an assisted living administrator, you must take this 15-hour training in addition to the Personal Care Home training.
This program consists of 5 classes:
- Overview of Brain Injury, 1 hour
- Neurological Impairment, 2 hours
- Infection Control, 2 hours
- Informed Consent, 2 hours
- Resident Home Composition & Aging in Place, 4 hours
- Person Centered Care, 4 hours
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Assisted Living Administrator Orientation
For information about scheduling the orientation contact the office of long term living.
Office of Long-Term Living
Bureau of Provider Support
Division of Licensing
555 Walnut Street
Forum Place, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 772-2570
Fax: (717) 346-1483
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This orientation program is for new assisted living residence administrators. A current personal care home administrator may attend this orientation if his/her personal care home intends to apply for an assisted living license within the next six months. There is no fee to attend the orientation, but participants must preregister.
Highlights of the orientation training will include:
• Overview of Act 56 and the development of the Assisted Living Residence regulations
• Application process
• Licensing inspection process
• Licensing inspection instrument
• Discussion of key regulations; differences between personal care homes and assisted living
• Assisted living services
• Special care units
• Additional related topics
*** The orientation is free***
Important note on qualifying for this training:
Pennsylvania Code Chapter 2800.53. Qualifications and responsibilities of administrators.
The administrator shall have one of the following qualifications:
(1) A license as an RN from the Department of State and 1 year, in the prior 10 years, of direct care or administrative experience in a health care or human services field.
(2) An associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university in a human services field and 1 year, in the prior 10 years, of direct care or administrative experience in a health care or human services field.
(3) An associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university in a field that is not related to human services and 2 years, in the prior 10 years, of direct care or administrative experience in a health care or human services field.
(4) A license as an LPN from the Department of State and 1 year, in the prior 10 years, of direct care or administrative experience in a health care or human services field.
(6) With the exception of administrators qualified under § 2600.53(a)(5) (relating to qualifications and responsibilities of administrators), experience as a personal care home administrator, if the following requirements are met:
(i) Employed as a personal care home administrator for 2 years prior to January 18, 2011.
(ii) Completed the administrator training requirements and pass the Department-approved competency-based training test in § 2800.64 (relating to administrator training and orientation) by January 18, 2012.
(b) The administrator shall be 21 years of age or older.
(c) The administrator shall be responsible for the administration and management of the residence, including the health, safety and well-being of the residents, implementation of policies and procedures and compliance with this chapter.
(d) The administrator shall have the ability to provide assisted living services or to supervise or direct the work to provide assisted living services.
(e) The administrator shall have knowledge of this chapter.
(f) The administrator shall have the ability to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations, including this chapter.
(g) The administrator shall have the ability to maintain or supervise the maintenance of financial and other records.
(h) At all times the administrator shall be free from a medical condition, including drug or alcohol addiction that would limit the administrator from performing duties with reasonable skill and safety.
This section cited in 55 Pa. Code § 2800.64 (relating to administrator training and orientation).
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