Blackstone’s Online Personal Caregiver Certificate Program

Blackstone’s online Personal Caregiver training program is a perfect fit for individuals interested in working with the elderly, the disabled, and patients recovering from illness and injuries by maintaining their quality of life in their home enviornment. Learn relevant caregiving skills that can be applied to a variety of work fields within the home care and healthcare industries.The specialized skills you will learn in our Personal Caregiver online training program are in high demand. Across the nation, thousands of people require personal care in settings such as home health organizations, rehabilitation centers, and home care placement services.

Job Outlook

The rapid growth for Personal Caregivers is driven by an aging population, the demand for improvements in quality of care and cost containment. Home care addresses these challenges by offering higher patient satisfaction and more proactive care which is important to improve overall health.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of home health aides employed in the U.S, is expected to grow up to 36% by 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook). That is more than four times the average growth rate for all occupations! Blackstone Career Institute provides the skill set needed to secure a Personal Caregiver position in today’s job market.

Student Testimonial

“I found out about Blackstone through a military page I follow. I decided to apply for this program because I have been wanting to break into the medical field for a long time and it seemed like the perfect fit. I couldn’t be happier in my decision, as I really loved the program and am looking forward to my future job. I loved the Online Student Center! It was very easy to navigate and any time that I had a question about textbooks or my course work I sent an email and got immediate responses and assistance. Overall, I would highly recommend BCI to anyone who needs the ease of taking classes online. I was able to work entirely at my own pace and finish early while taking several breaks when I needed them. I also gave me the time to really absorb and understand the material. I am very confident in the knowledge I secured through the program and my ability to not only get a job but be able to perform that job at a competent level.”

– Ray J., Allied Healthcare Graduate

Mosby's textbook

Included in Your Personal Caregiver Course

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, by Joan Birchenall, Eileen Streight, ISBN: 9780323292948

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide is an in-depth resource to prepare students to succeed in the personal caregiver field. This e-textbook includes full-color photographs and drawings and step-by-step instructions to perform home care skills. This essential e-textbook details real-world scenarios caregivers face daily, as well as important procedures and up-to-date information, such as nutritional needs and universal precaution.

Open The Book

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

health home aide book 1

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide is an in-depth resource to prepare students to succeed in the personal caregiver field. This e-textbook includes full-color photographs and drawings and step-by-step instructions to perform home care skills. This essential e-textbook details real-world scenarios caregivers face daily, as well as important procedures and up-to-date information, such as nutritional needs and universal precaution.

  • -Crossword puzzles to test your knowledge of key terms and concepts
  • -WebLinks with access to hundreds of online resources related to your studies

Textbook: Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, by Joan Birchen all Eileen Straight, Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323084338. eBook ISBN: 9780323292948.

Blackstone's Exclusive Online Typing Tutor

Whether you are a novice typist or just need to brush up on your skills and increase your speed, Blackstone’s Online Typing Tutor will help you succeed. Typing exercises are geared to the allied health student. Work at your own pace and take the online typing test when you are ready to assess your skill level.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Debt-Free
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59

At Blackstone we offer accredited, affordable and convenient online career training programs. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all inclusive tuition and no hidden fees, you can graduate debt-free.

Save On Your Tuition

enroll

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Personal Caregiver Certificate Course

Blackstone’s online Personal Caregiver training program is a perfect fit for individuals interested in working with the elderly, the disabled, and patients recovering from illness and injuries by maintaining their quality of life in their home environment. Learn relevant caregiving skills that can be applied to a variety of work fields within the home care and healthcare industries. Across the nation, thousands of people require personal care in settings such as home health organizations, rehabilitation centers, and home care placement services.

Blackstone Career Institute Personal Caregiver Course

Program Goals and Objectives

This Personal Caregiver Certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Personal Caregiver.

  • Explain basic diet modifications for patients with specific dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Demonstrate the correct practice of standard (universal) precautions in a client’s home to prevent spread of infection.
  • Explain how the home health aide meets the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the dying client.
  • Demonstrate special procedures such as heat/cold applications, medication, administration collecting specimens, oxygen use, intravenous infusions, dry dressings, and infection control.

Meet Your Home Health Aide Instructor

Raul Pernites, Home Health Aide Consultant

CTRS, CDP

Raul holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services and an Associate Degree in Education.  He has over 25 years’ experience working in long term care facilities to enhance resident engagement, provide opportunities for success based on current abilities, and to build positive relationships among residents, families, and caregivers. Raul has worked with various medical conditions including; Dementia, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. He is currently the Activity Coordinator and Dementia Care Instructor on the Memory Care Unit at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Virginia Beach, VA. Outside of work, Raul is Acting Director of Operations and on the Board of Directors for  Life Rolls On, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with various disabilities.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Home Health Aide Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, Our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

Mosby's textbook

Included in Your Personal Caregiver Course

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, by Joan Birchenall, Eileen Streight, ISBN: 9780323292948

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide is an in-depth resource to prepare students to succeed in the personal caregiver field. This e-textbook includes full-color photographs and drawings and step-by-step instructions to perform home care skills. This essential e-textbook details real-world scenarios caregivers face daily, as well as important procedures and up-to-date information, such as nutritional needs and universal precaution.

Open The Book

health home aide book 1

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide is an in-depth resource to prepare students to succeed in the personal caregiver field. This e-textbook includes full-color photographs and drawings and step-by-step instructions to perform home care skills. This essential e-textbook details real-world scenarios caregivers face daily, as well as important procedures and up-to-date information, such as nutritional needs and universal precaution.

  • -Crossword puzzles to test your knowledge of key terms and concepts
  • -WebLinks with access to hundreds of online resources related to your studies

Textbook: Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, by Joan Birchen all Eileen Straight, Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323084338. eBook ISBN: 9780323292948.

Blackstone's Exclusive Online Typing Tutor

Whether you are a novice typist or just need to brush up on your skills and increase your speed, Blackstone’s Online Typing Tutor will help you succeed. Typing exercises are geared to the allied health student. Work at your own pace and take the online typing test when you are ready to assess your skill level.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

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Personal Caregiver Resources – Coming Soon

Network and enhance your professional knowledge.

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State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Personal Caregiver Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable cost. Choose the payment plan that best fits your budget and get started today! To learn more about our Refund & Tuition Policy, please click here.

Pay in Full

$649 You can choose to pay the $649.00 tuition in full

Monthly Payment Plan

$59 payments for 10 Months Pay a $59.00 down payment & 10 monthly payments of $59.00

FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Personal Caregiver Certificate Course

A helpful resource for students interested in learning how to become a Personal Caregiver. Learn home health aide duties and obtain your personal caregiver certificate through Blackstone’s renowned online programs.

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition?

Please click here to view tuition for our Personal Caregiver Program.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers an affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do I enroll?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Mon – Thurs from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the program?

As an online school, our courses use e-books for convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party.

How do course materials release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.

What is the average completion time for students in the Personal Caregiver Certificate program?

One of the major advantages in taking Blackstone’s Personal Caregiver Certificate program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 3-6 months. Students have up to 12 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the course?

The instructor for our Personal Caregiver Certificate program is Raul Pernites. To learn more about Raul, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu .

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Does this course lead to certification?

This program does not lead to a certification as requirements vary state-by-state. Please check with your state licensure here

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Personal Caregiver?

The skills presented in Blackstone’s Personal Caregiver certificate are in high demand. Across the nation, thousands of people require personal care in settings such as home health organizations, rehabilitation centers, and home care placement services.

Still have questions?

Speak with a student advisor today! We are available Mon – Thurs from 8:30 – 4:30 EST.

Overview

Blackstone’s Online Personal Caregiver Certificate Program

Blackstone’s online Personal Caregiver training program is a perfect fit for individuals interested in working with the elderly, the disabled, and patients recovering from illness and injuries by maintaining their quality of life in their home enviornment. Learn relevant caregiving skills that can be applied to a variety of work fields within the home care and healthcare industries.The specialized skills you will learn in our Personal Caregiver online training program are in high demand. Across the nation, thousands of people require personal care in settings such as home health organizations, rehabilitation centers, and home care placement services.

Job Outlook

The rapid growth for Personal Caregivers is driven by an aging population, the demand for improvements in quality of care and cost containment. Home care addresses these challenges by offering higher patient satisfaction and more proactive care which is important to improve overall health.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of home health aides employed in the U.S, is expected to grow up to 36% by 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook). That is more than four times the average growth rate for all occupations! Blackstone Career Institute provides the skill set needed to secure a Personal Caregiver position in today’s job market.

Student Testimonial

“I found out about Blackstone through a military page I follow. I decided to apply for this program because I have been wanting to break into the medical field for a long time and it seemed like the perfect fit. I couldn’t be happier in my decision, as I really loved the program and am looking forward to my future job. I loved the Online Student Center! It was very easy to navigate and any time that I had a question about textbooks or my course work I sent an email and got immediate responses and assistance. Overall, I would highly recommend BCI to anyone who needs the ease of taking classes online. I was able to work entirely at my own pace and finish early while taking several breaks when I needed them. I also gave me the time to really absorb and understand the material. I am very confident in the knowledge I secured through the program and my ability to not only get a job but be able to perform that job at a competent level.”

– Ray J., Allied Healthcare Graduate

Mosby's textbook

Included in Your Personal Caregiver Course

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, by Joan Birchenall, Eileen Streight, ISBN: 9780323292948

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide is an in-depth resource to prepare students to succeed in the personal caregiver field. This e-textbook includes full-color photographs and drawings and step-by-step instructions to perform home care skills. This essential e-textbook details real-world scenarios caregivers face daily, as well as important procedures and up-to-date information, such as nutritional needs and universal precaution.

Open The Book

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

health home aide book 1

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide is an in-depth resource to prepare students to succeed in the personal caregiver field. This e-textbook includes full-color photographs and drawings and step-by-step instructions to perform home care skills. This essential e-textbook details real-world scenarios caregivers face daily, as well as important procedures and up-to-date information, such as nutritional needs and universal precaution.

  • -Crossword puzzles to test your knowledge of key terms and concepts
  • -WebLinks with access to hundreds of online resources related to your studies

Textbook: Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, by Joan Birchen all Eileen Straight, Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323084338. eBook ISBN: 9780323292948.

Blackstone's Exclusive Online Typing Tutor

Whether you are a novice typist or just need to brush up on your skills and increase your speed, Blackstone’s Online Typing Tutor will help you succeed. Typing exercises are geared to the allied health student. Work at your own pace and take the online typing test when you are ready to assess your skill level.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Debt-Free
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59

At Blackstone we offer accredited, affordable and convenient online career training programs. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all inclusive tuition and no hidden fees, you can graduate debt-free.

Save On Your Tuition

enroll

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Program Details

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Personal Caregiver Certificate Course

Blackstone’s online Personal Caregiver training program is a perfect fit for individuals interested in working with the elderly, the disabled, and patients recovering from illness and injuries by maintaining their quality of life in their home environment. Learn relevant caregiving skills that can be applied to a variety of work fields within the home care and healthcare industries. Across the nation, thousands of people require personal care in settings such as home health organizations, rehabilitation centers, and home care placement services.

Blackstone Career Institute Personal Caregiver Course

Program Goals and Objectives

This Personal Caregiver Certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Personal Caregiver.

  • Explain basic diet modifications for patients with specific dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Demonstrate the correct practice of standard (universal) precautions in a client’s home to prevent spread of infection.
  • Explain how the home health aide meets the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the dying client.
  • Demonstrate special procedures such as heat/cold applications, medication, administration collecting specimens, oxygen use, intravenous infusions, dry dressings, and infection control.

Meet Your Home Health Aide Instructor

Raul Pernites, Home Health Aide Consultant

CTRS, CDP

Raul holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services and an Associate Degree in Education.  He has over 25 years’ experience working in long term care facilities to enhance resident engagement, provide opportunities for success based on current abilities, and to build positive relationships among residents, families, and caregivers. Raul has worked with various medical conditions including; Dementia, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. He is currently the Activity Coordinator and Dementia Care Instructor on the Memory Care Unit at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Virginia Beach, VA. Outside of work, Raul is Acting Director of Operations and on the Board of Directors for  Life Rolls On, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with various disabilities.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Home Health Aide Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, Our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

Mosby's textbook

Included in Your Personal Caregiver Course

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, by Joan Birchenall, Eileen Streight, ISBN: 9780323292948

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide is an in-depth resource to prepare students to succeed in the personal caregiver field. This e-textbook includes full-color photographs and drawings and step-by-step instructions to perform home care skills. This essential e-textbook details real-world scenarios caregivers face daily, as well as important procedures and up-to-date information, such as nutritional needs and universal precaution.

Open The Book

health home aide book 1

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide

Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide is an in-depth resource to prepare students to succeed in the personal caregiver field. This e-textbook includes full-color photographs and drawings and step-by-step instructions to perform home care skills. This essential e-textbook details real-world scenarios caregivers face daily, as well as important procedures and up-to-date information, such as nutritional needs and universal precaution.

  • -Crossword puzzles to test your knowledge of key terms and concepts
  • -WebLinks with access to hundreds of online resources related to your studies

Textbook: Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, by Joan Birchen all Eileen Straight, Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323084338. eBook ISBN: 9780323292948.

Blackstone's Exclusive Online Typing Tutor

Whether you are a novice typist or just need to brush up on your skills and increase your speed, Blackstone’s Online Typing Tutor will help you succeed. Typing exercises are geared to the allied health student. Work at your own pace and take the online typing test when you are ready to assess your skill level.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

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Personal Caregiver Resources – Coming Soon

Network and enhance your professional knowledge.

project icon

State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Tuition

Personal Caregiver Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable cost. Choose the payment plan that best fits your budget and get started today! To learn more about our Refund & Tuition Policy, please click here.

Pay in Full

$649 You can choose to pay the $649.00 tuition in full

Monthly Payment Plan

$59 payments for 10 Months Pay a $59.00 down payment & 10 monthly payments of $59.00
FAQ’S

FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Personal Caregiver Certificate Course

A helpful resource for students interested in learning how to become a Personal Caregiver. Learn home health aide duties and obtain your personal caregiver certificate through Blackstone’s renowned online programs.

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition?

Please click here to view tuition for our Personal Caregiver Program.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers an affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do I enroll?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Mon – Thurs from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the program?

As an online school, our courses use e-books for convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party.

How do course materials release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.

What is the average completion time for students in the Personal Caregiver Certificate program?

One of the major advantages in taking Blackstone’s Personal Caregiver Certificate program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 3-6 months. Students have up to 12 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the course?

The instructor for our Personal Caregiver Certificate program is Raul Pernites. To learn more about Raul, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu .

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Does this course lead to certification?

This program does not lead to a certification as requirements vary state-by-state. Please check with your state licensure here

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Personal Caregiver?

The skills presented in Blackstone’s Personal Caregiver certificate are in high demand. Across the nation, thousands of people require personal care in settings such as home health organizations, rehabilitation centers, and home care placement services.

Still have questions?

Speak with a student advisor today! We are available Mon – Thurs from 8:30 – 4:30 EST.