Directors must complete 12 hours of continuing education per year in areas related
to the field of geriatrics, assisted living concepts, specialized training in the population
served, and/or supervisory/management techniques.
An orientation program for all staff must include but not be limited to thorough
coverage of the following topics: facility policies and procedures, emergency and
evacuation procedures, residents’ rights, procedures for and legal requirements
concerning the reporting of abuse and critical incidents, and instruction in the specific
responsibilities of each employee’s job. The provider must review the procedures with
existing staff at least once in each 12-month period.
The facility must provide an additional 5 days of supervised training for direct care
staff. At a minimum this training must include training in resident care services (ADLs
and IADLs), infection control, and any specialized training to meet resident needs. All
direct care staff must be certified in adult first-aid within the first 30 days of employment.
The orientation and 5 days of supervised training meets the first year’s annual
training requirements. In subsequent years, the provider must ensure that each direct
care worker receives annual training that includes the topics covered by the orientation
and the additional 5 days of supervised training stated above.