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training requirements for Colorado

Regulatory Bodies

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)

Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • Personal Care Provider (PCP)
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

State Specific Training Requirements

  • Initial HHA training addresses the following topics: Communication skills; Basic infection control; Personal care skills; Basic nutrition and meal preparation; Safe transfer and ambulation techniques; Maintaining a clean and safe environment; Recognizing and reporting changes in clients’ conditions; Basic emergency procedures; Rights and responsibilities of clients and workers; Ethical and legal issues; Cultural diversity and sensitivity; Mental health and cognitive impairments; and End of life care and support.
  • It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Colorado may vary depending on the type of services being provided, the setting in which those services are provided, and other factors. Some home and health care agencies may require additional training or certifications beyond the minimum state requirements, depending on the specific services they provide and the needs of their clients.
  • Therefore, it’s important for home and health care providers and agencies to check with their employer or a Colorado-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.

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