Personal Hygiene and other Home are Services

Online Course Credit Hours 1

Affiliated Home Care Aide Continuing Education

Course Curriculum

  • What is non-medical in-home care services

(Assisting with Personal Care, Basic Preparation of Food, General Health Care, Mobility Assistance, Personal Supervision, Emotional Support, Transportation, Be a Mediator, Home Organizer, Handle a Crisis or Medical Emergency)

  • Personal Care, Hygiene and Grooming

(Respect Well-Being, Confidentiality, Honesty & Responsibility, Self Determination, Personal Care Guidelines, Shaving, Bathing)

  • Personal Hygiene (Caregiver)
  • How to Assist a Client with Personal Hygiene

(Toileting, Bathing,Maintaining Daily Hygiene, Personal)

  • Personal Oral Hygiene (Oral Hygiene Equipment and Procedures)
  • Video
  • Quiz

Legislative Information header image: click to go to the home page

As a caregiver, personal care aide, home care aide, or in home care worker there are many new requirements which are mandated to be met in order to work for a Home Care Organization (HCO). These requirements are due to a law called the Home Care Consumer Protection Act (AB 1217). A Home Care Aide (HCA) is the title which the Home Care Services Bureau has created for anyone working as a caregiver.



( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 13. Home Care Services [1796.10 - 1796.63]

( Chapter 13 added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 790, Sec. 1. )
ARTICLE 8. Affiliated Home Care Aides [1796.44 - 1796.45]
( Article 8 added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 790, Sec. 1. )

(a) A licensee shall ensure that prior to providing home care services, an affiliated home care aide shall complete the training requirements specified in this section.

(b) An affiliated home care aide shall complete a minimum of five hours of entry-level training prior to presence with a client, as follows:

(1) Two hours of orientation training regarding his or her role as caregiver and the applicable terms of employment.

(2) Three hours of safety training, including basic safety precautions, emergency procedures, and infection control.

(c) In addition to the requirements in subdivision (b), an affiliated home care aide shall complete a minimum of five hours of annual training. The annual training shall relate to core competencies and be population specific, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following areas:

(1) Clients’ rights and safety.

(2) How to provide for, and respond to, a client’s daily living needs.

(3) How to report, prevent, and detect abuse and neglect.

(4) How to assist a client with personal hygiene and other home care services.

(5) If transportation services are provided, how to safely transport a client.

(d) The entry-level training and annual training described in subdivisions (b) and (c) may be completed through an online training program.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 303, Sec. 296. (AB 731) Effective January 1, 2016.)

Your Instructor


Hello and Welcome,

As a Gerontologist and with over 26 years of non-medical in-home care experience, a wealth of knowledge as well as owning and operating as an active administrator in the home care industry, we are able to offer you a platform that adheres to the requirements as outlined and mandated by the new regulatory body in California called the HCSB Home Care Services Bureau. They are governed under the new Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act. The HCSB is a branch of the Department of Social Services in California. The statute as set forth in the Health and Safety Code section 1796.44(c) it requires an initial 5 hours of training 2 hours of Orientation and 3 hours of Health and Safety training. In addition 5 hours are required per year on a continuous basis to maintain your registry status with the Home Care Services Bureau.

These courses are designed to meet the requirements, as well as provide you with a certification that you can present to your employer to establish the hours of training mandated each year by the Department of Social Services / Home Care Services Bureau. There is a short quiz at the end of each course reviewing your comprehension of the material presented.

New courses will be added so please check back for future courses of interest. The platforms offered make it easily accessible from your phone, ipad, laptop computer as well as a desktop computer for training.

Good luck and we are thank you for choosing California Registry Compliance Courses!

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