Colorado’s New 40-Hour Assisted Living Administrator Course
Meet the 40-hour training requirement to become an assisted living residence administrator as set forth in the revised Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) licensing regulations governing assisted living residences, which became effective in mid-2018. This course is also recommended for owners, administrator designees, CEO’s, COO’s, resident services directors, nurses, social workers, and marketing/admissions staff.
Minimum Qualifications to Become an Administrator:
It is important to note that the revised regulations establish minimum qualifications to become an assisted living administrator in Colorado. In addition to successful completion of this course, effective July 1, 2019, any newly hired administrator must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent and have at least one year of experience supervising the delivery of personal care services that include activities of daily living.
This comprehensive 40-hour training program focuses on applicable laws and state regulations governing assisted living residences in Colorado and also provides an overview of topics in the areas of business operations, daily business management, physical plant, resident care and resident psychosocial needs.
Required Training Modules:
- Module 1: The Basics – Laws, Regulations, Licensing and Oversight
- Module 2: Business Operations
- Module 3: Definitions, Philosophy, Training, Staffing and Nursing Services
- Module 4: Administrative Functions, Quality Management, Reporting Requirements, and Investigating Abuse and Neglect
- Module 5: Understanding Resident Rights
- Module 6: Ethical Caregiving
- Module 7: Understanding the Aging Body
- Module 8: Resident Care Services: Assessment, Person-Centered Care Planning and Medication Management
- Module 9: Creating a Safe Environment for Residents and Staff
- Module 10: Health Emergencies and Fall Management
- Module 11: Aging, Mental Health and Behavioral Expressions
- Module 12: Nutritious, Delicious, Safe Food and Dining Services
- Module 13: Resident Engagement and Enrichment Opportunities
- Module 14: Alzheimer’s, Memory Care and Secured Environment Regulations
- Module 15: Understanding Death & Dying: Compassion, Hospice and Palliative Care
Written In-Person Exam Required
To receive written proof of successful completion of this course you will need to take a final exam, in person, held at various locations throughout the state. Once you complete the required 40-hour online course, you will need to contact Sarah McVeigh with LeadingAge Colorado at 303-837-8834 to schedule your final exam.