Thank you for your interest in earning the Geriatric Certification! Please find the description of this certification below.
Those with the Geriatric Certification will:
- Perform any combination of following duties in care of residents in a senior care community, or other medical facility; under direction of nursing and medical staff:
- Incorporates expanded knowledge of age related changes in maximizing functional status related to mobility and nutritional well-being; maintains respect and dignity in all aspects of care.
- Incorporates basic knowledge related to medications and effects on the aging adult while monitoring status and implementing strategies to prevent decline and maximize well-being.
An apprentice will attain a basic level of mastery across all competency areas before receiving certification. Basic mastery will be represented by the apprentice being able to articulate learning with each competency area and demonstrate successful integration of all the competencies relating to work.
Education Requirement: Competency Based Training 500 Minimum Hours (including education and on-the-job training)
Prerequisite: In Advanced CNA position for at least 90 days.