Activities 101 Basic & Home Care Certification Course - (Required for HCC Certification)


Certification Makes the Home Care Difference.
In one of the fastest growing industries, Certification is what sets you apart.

Home Care Certification (HCC) requires:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • HCC Activities 101 Course
  • 6 Months Home Care Exp. (1,000 hrs.)
  • Continuing Education (20 hrs.)
  • NCCAP Application for HCC

Set Yourself Apart! Enroll in the HCC Activities 101 Home Care Certification (HCC) Course
Instructor - Kathy Hughes, ADC

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Registration Process:


Course Requirements:

  • Student must have access to a computer with internet access and a valid e-mail address.
  • Student must have basic knowledge of computers, e-mail, and attaching files.
  • Student must have a word processor (such as Word or Notepad) and basic knowledge of saving files.

Course Outcome:
  • How to assess accurate medical conditions, Identify physical and emotional needs.
  • The student will understand that Communication is key to providing person oriented care to your clients.
  • The student will also learn planning skills based upon the completed a
  • The student will understand basic medical information for the HomeHealth profession assessment to better understand Person Centered Care.
  • The student will understand that taking care of the family caregiver will help your client

Competencies and Learning Objectives:

Basic Medical Information

  • Aging Process - Overview Resource
  • Dementia - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, & Care Resource
  • Mini Mental State Exam - (MMSE) Resource
  • Global Deterioration Scale - a.k.a. Reisberg Scale Resource
  • Anti-Social & Schizotypal Personality Disorders Resource
  • Theories of Aging Resource
  • Common Challenges of Aging - Weblinks Resource

Life Saving Skills

  • Life Saving CPR/AED - Automatic External Defibrillator Resource
  • Basic First Aid Resource

Communication is key to providing care to your clients

  • Communication - Listening & Non-Verbal Resource
  • Communication - Managing Stress & Emotional Awareness Resource
  • Communication - Dementia Clients & Hard of Hearing Clients Resource
  • Aphasia - Types, Symptoms, & Treatment Resource
  • Communication - Between Caregivers and Care Recipients Resource
  • Communication - Additional Information Resource
  • The 7 C's of Communication Resource

Activities that meet the needs and interests of your clients will assist them in engaging in their environment.

  • What are "Activities"? - Definition & Levels Resource
  • Activity Assessments - Informal & Formal Resource
  • Engaging Clients - How To Resource
  • Clients With Behavior Problems - Concerns & Tips Resource
  • Activity Analysis - Basic Info & Considerations Resource
  • Quality of Life Resource

Taking care of the family caregiver will help your client and you

  • Baby Boomers - Characteristics, Etc. Resource
  • Family - Ties, Types, Etc. Resource
  • Caregivers Resource
  • Managing Stress Resource
  • HCC Certification through NCCAP - How To & Application Resource


  • Home Care Certification

    Certification for the Home Care Aide is now available for those wanting to learn the techniques and skills to provide quality of life for their clients. The Home Care Certification / Act101 Basic Course offered by ADN is required by NCCAP to become certified in Home Care.

    Home is where the care is for a growing number of people in the United States. Industry growth has been fostered by an aging population, the prevalence of chronic disease, which is strengthening physician acceptance of home care and a continued movement toward cost-efficient treatment options from public and private payers.

    Home Care Aides criteria varies from state to state as it's built on a medical model of care to the client. The Home Care agencies send their workers into the homes based on a social model of care. The need for a minimum criteria and training in this area is so imperative for the client’s meaningful quality of life. Assessing the client’s customary routine, learning about physical and psychosocial needs, assessing their functional and cognitive abilities and then being able to implement an individualized leisure program accordingly, as well as the ability to follow that client from the home care to family care, or ADS etc. will ensure more quality of care.


    HCC (Home Care Certification) Course that has been developed to train individuals in Home Care environment:

    • Proper communication techniques for Listening and Non-Verbal Response, Dementia Clients and Hard of Hearing Clients
    • How to assess accurate medical conditions
    • Identify physical and emotional needs, Anti-Social & Schizotypal Personality Disorders
    • Developing a resident plan of care that meets the clients needs.


    The HCC criteria will require (as with all other levels of certification)

    • 6 months "hands on" experience working with a credible home care agency.
    • 20 hours Continuing Education, core knowledge/training for this level of certification
    • High School Diploma/GED.

    Upon successful completion of the course you will also have 8 clock hours of continuing education, which you can apply toward your NCCAP Home Care Certification process.

    This course also lets NCCAP certified activity professionals gain their HCC Specialty Track.


    Workshop Objectives:
    • The student will understand basic medical information for the Home Care profession
    • How to assess accurate medical conditions, Identify physical and emotional needs.
    • The student will understand that Communication is key to providing person oriented care to your clients.
    • The student will also learn planning skills based upon the completed assessment to better understand Person Centered Care.
    • The student will understand that taking care of the family caregiver will help your client
    8 CE Hours
    Pre-Approval
    #NCCAP
    31326-16
    W-9 FormPurchase OrderRegisterNational Certification Council for Activity Professionals NCCAP.orgNational Council of Certified Dementia Practioners NCCDP.org