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Competency Training for Home Health Aides
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When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
12:30 - 3:30 pm / Noon Registration
Where: Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, Minnesota  55121
United States
Contact: Melissa Stenberg

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  MHCA Member Rate  $49
  Non-Member Rate  $99

On-Site registrations are subject to an additional $50.00 fee per registrant.


Competency Training for Home Health Aides: A Train the Trainer Workshop


This interactive program will focus on “training the trainer” for agencies to complete required skills evaluations for their unlicensed personnel. The applicable regulations will be reviewed. Three different stations will be set up for participants to experience evaluation of the criteria, including appropriate objectives and teaching points for each skill task. Attendees will spend 30 minutes at each station. There will be examples of test questions at each station.

  • Station 1: Temp, mouth care, hearing aids, pulse, respiration
  • Station 2: Mobility, range of motion
  • Station 3: Bathing, skin care, shampoo in bed, shaving, dressing

This is also an opportunity to share how to educate and encourage experienced unlicensed personnel to perform to expectations.

Note: this workshop will not address medications.



  1. Identify competency evaluation requirements for Comprehensive and Medicare licensed agencies.
  2. Demonstrate skill tasks.
  3. Identify teaching objectives and criteria for each competency.



  1. Train the trainer to complete required skills evaluations for their unlicensed personnel.
  2. Unlicensed personnel of home health agencies.


Speaker Biographies

MARILYN CHAMBERS, MSN, RN, PHN, Owner, Home Care Consultants, LLC

Marilyn is an adjunct faculty member at Bethel University in St Paul, MN. Her background is in home health, case management, public health and psych/mental health. She provides regular competency testing for home health aides and educational programming for providers and the general public. In addition, she owns Home Care Consultants, a company providing education and regulatory consultation to home health agencies and assisted living facilities.

CONNIE DREYER, MSN, RN, Consultant, Home Care Consultants, LLC

With over 30 years of home care experience, Connie has worked in clinical, leadership and regulatory roles. Her background spans assisted living, private duty, PCA and Medicare-certified agencies. Her primary areas of focus are home care development, systems management, program development and evaluation, leadership, quality improvement, orientation and education, funding, and regulatory compliance. She is also a part-time surveyor for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and serves on the faculty of Bethel University. 

PATRICIA CHAMBERLAIN, BSN, RN, PHN, COS-C, Project Manager for Inpatient Quality and Patient Safety, M Health Fairview East Region

Pat spent the first half of her career in cardiac nursing and in homecare since 1995. Pat spent many of those years in homecare as a Clinical Educator, most recently at HealthEast Homecare. Pat has always had a passion for educating, training and mentoring clinicians to provide a high quality of care for the people they serve and to assure clinicians have the tools to provide safe care. Pat recently made a job change and joined the Inpatient Quality and Patient Safety Team at M Health Fairview – East Region as a Project Manager focusing on quality.


Continued Education Credits

This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the Minnesota Board of Nursing for contact hours.



A link to access the presenter handouts will be sent one week prior to the workshop, if applicable.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and received by MHCA on or before Tuesday, November 27 to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee (per registration). No refunds for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows.

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St. Paul, MN 55114-1900

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