2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2023-2024 College Catalog

AHS 120 - Caregiving I

Credits: 4
Lab/Lecture: Three lecture. Three lab.

The Certified Caregiver’s role will focus on the geriatric population in assisted living facilities. Topics to be taught include overview of the assisted living facility; legal and ethical issues; communication; infection control; nutrition; safety and emergency procedures; health and social service needs; caring for cognitively impaired residents, medication management; and basic caregiver skills. Basic caregiving skills based upon the concepts above will be reinforced through lab and clinical rotations. Students completing this course will be prepared to take the knowledge examination for certification by the Arizona Board of Nursing’s Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA/ALFM).
Course Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate skills to safely care for the physical and mental health needs of residents in assisted living facilities;
  2. demonstrate effective communication techniques with residents, families, and member of the healthcare team;
  3. practice culturally appropriate care for residents of an assisted living facility;
  4. demonstrate safe medication management for residents of an assisted living facility, and
  5. address a change in resident condition.

Prerequisite(s): AZ DPS fingerprint clearance card, 18 years or older at the time of course completion, placement into ENG 098 or above.
Pre/Corequisite(s): CPR/First Aid, Food Handler’s Card.