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Personal Care Aide

As the population of senior citizens in the U.S. grows, the demand for personal care aides continues to increase. To save money and retain independence, more U.S. seniors are opting to remain at home as they age. There is an increasing need for home service workers to assist with the tasks and chores of everyday living.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for home health and personal care aides (home service workers) will increase by 41% with the addition of 1.2 million new jobs by 2026.

Professional Development is offering the perfect opportunity to gain the basic skills needed to begin a new career or to confidently provide companionship or care for an elderly or disabled family member or friend.

Personal Care Aide Information Sessions


Fall 2018 Course Description and Schedule Information

For additional information, email professionalworkshops@clcillinois.edu or call (847) 543-2990.

Course Prerequisites and Special Notes

This course exceeds the home service worker (personal care aide) training requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Classes will be held in a hands-on skills lab and skills will be assessed by a competency evaluation. Upon completion, students will receive a vocational certificate and an American Heart Association CPR card good for two years.

A text book and a materials kit are required and are available in the CLC bookstore. Students will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to the first day of class. There is an additional fee for this service. Call (847) 543-2990 for registration information.

All classes are not offered every semester.


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Sustaining Wellbeing: A Health Equity Lunch and Learn

Friday, October 26, 12-1:30 p.m.
Grayslake Campus, Room TBA
Cost: $19 | CLC Students: $10

What is health equity, and why is it something you need to be aware of? Health equity is one of the pillars of sustainability that strives to achieve optimal individual health for everyone. It’s a community movement, but it starts with one person. Become part of the community that makes a difference!

Bring your lunch and join us for this very important conversation.

Learn more and register for Sustaining Wellbeing


Presented by Arlene Ryndak, MPH, RN

Arlene is a public health and public health nursing advocate who is a registered nurse with a Masters in Public Health. She believes that the social conditions in which we live have a profound effect on our health, both as individuals and as a community. Arlene was most recently on staff with the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center where she advocated for a strong public health system and chronic disease prevention through Live Well Lake County.



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