training requirements for Maine
Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Maine Board of Nursing
Maine Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
Maine Health Care Association
Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Personal Support Specialist (PSS)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Home Health Aide (HHA)
- Hospice Aide
State Specific Training Requirements
- PSS annual training covers the following topics: Personal Support Specialist (PSS): Basic anatomy and physiology; Infection control; Client rights and confidentiality; Communication skills; Safety and emergency procedures; Nutrition; Personal care skills
- Annual HHA training addresses: Basic anatomy and physiology; Infection control; Client rights and confidentiality; Communication skills; Safety and emergency procedures; Personal care skills; Nutrition.
- Annual Hospice Aide training addresses the following topics: Pain management; Psychosocial aspects of hospice care; End-of-life care; Communication skills; Ethical and legal issues in hospice care; Personal care skills.
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Maine 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 Maine-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.