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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 70% with the addition of 1.3 million new jobs by 2020.

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.

Course Description and Schedule Information

This course will be offered in the fall semester. For additional information, email or call (847) 543-2615.

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) 543-2615 for registration information.

All classes are not offered every semester.

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