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The final papers have been signed to return the training requirements to 2010. We have been notified by DSHS that we will no longer be teaching Core Basics. Orientation and Safety will only be available to Individual Providers who are out of compliance and cannot get their training through the Training Partnership. We will go back to training in the following classes: Modified Fundamentals of Care Revised Fundamentals of Care Nurse Delegation... (read more)

Posted on June 26, 2011 - 10:42am

We have suspended all Core Basic Training at this point because we are awaiting a memo from the state that will return the training requirements to the 2010 classes. What this means is we will return to teaching the 28 hour Revised Fundamentals of Care class instead of the HCA training components (Core Basic, Population Specific, and Orientation & Safety.) Currently there are no instructors contracted to teach Revised Fundamentals of Care as... (read more)

Posted on June 14, 2011 - 3:53am

Quite a few calls have been coming in requesting clarification on what steps need to be taken with new hires in assisted living communities.  The steps are actually the same for the AFH so I prepared a quick cheat sheet for an ALF in Friday Harbor and thought maybe it might help some others.  Remember that this is only a guide.  You will have other things you will need to add based on your company  policy or individual situation.  But at least,... (read more)

Posted on May 12, 2011 - 3:15am

The House will be reviewing legislation related to I-1029 during their session on 2/23/2011. Right now this is their recommendation: HB 1548/SB 5473 – Concerning delay of the training and certification requirements for long‐term care workers. Under this legislation, the home care training and certification standards are delayed as follows: The new basic training requirements begin January 1, 2014, instead of January 1, 2011, with agency rules... (read more)

Posted on February 20, 2011 - 10:52pm

Over 200 people attended this webinar presented by the DSHS, DOH and Prometrics. All three entities have developed comprehensive websites to assist the public with understanding and implementation of the new rules related to Initiative 1029. The DOH website is located at The Prometric site is located at The DSHS site is located at Some... (read more)

Posted on November 29, 2010 - 11:25pm

There was an extensive three hour webinar presented by the DSHS on 11/29/10 regarding the upcoming Home Care Aide Certification. I will be consolidating the information and posting another blog post later today with important content points for home care providers.

Posted on November 29, 2010 - 11:14am

Welcome to our blog. We will provide updates on changes in WA State training requirements and company updates here. We welcome your comments. Robin.

Posted on November 4, 2010 - 12:00am