Level 1- Caregiver Fundamentals is the first part in the Direct Care Worker Principles of Caregiving series. It contains the material that is most likely needed by all direct care and direct support professionals. Additional training is available if you provide personal care or assistance with activities of daily living. This initial module is designed to provide a well-rounded introduction to caregiving and direct supports in preparation for working with a variety of clients and employers.

Topics covered include:

  • General overview of service provision
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Communication
  • Cultural competency
  • Job management skills
  • Observing/reporting and documenting
  • Infection control
  • Nutrition and food preparation
  • Fire safety and emergency procedures
  • Home environment maintenance

8 hour class / $100


To maintain quality standards, participants must demonstrate an acceptable level of competency to receive credit for the class. Our trainers measure this through observation, class participation, and examination. There are no refunds for participants who fail to meet required competency standards.

Olivete is not responsible for injuries incurred during training. Some classes, including Prevention and Support and CPR/First Aid involve physical techniques that require students to be in good health and capable of some strenuous activity. Prevention and Support is not recommended for individuals with certain physical conditions which may include, but not limited to knee injuries, back injuries, pregnancy, vertebrae fusion, spinal cord injuries or inability to use any body part normally. Class members participate at their own risk, but our trainers may also remove class members if they are uncomfortable with the perceived risk of injury.