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WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION
Jobs and Training
1. Arizona Workforce Connection: Virtual One
A government-sponsored site to help you find a job and learn about training: www.arizonavirtualonestop.com/

Directory (addresses and phone numbers) of One-Stop Centers
where you can talk to staff: www.azdes.gov/esa/pdf/onestop.pdf

2.Arizona Department of Health Services www.azdhs.gov
For a listing of all approved training programs for assisted living caregiver: http://www.azdhs.gov/als/hcb/index.htm.

3. Courses for caregivers working in assisted living facilities: A list of training programs is available from the Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Licensing Services, at http://www.azdhs.gov/als/hcb/index.htm.

4. Courses for direct care professionals, caregivers, direct support professionals and personal care attendants:

Pima Community College, Tucson
Earn a basic direct care professional certificate. Call (520) 206-4500 or visit www.pima.edu/program/basicdirectcare/index.shtml

Gateway Community College, Phoenix
Courses on basic caregiving. Call (602) 286-8153 or visit www.compassionatecareers.org  

5. Training for Nurse Aides / Nursing Assistants:

Many community college, care facilities and nursing homes offer training. You can find a complete list of approved programs on the website of the Arizona State Board of Nursing at www.azbn.gov/documents/education/NA%20Training%20Approved%20Programs%20List.01.28.08.pdf

6. Specialized and more advanced training:

Certificate in Gerontology: Phoenix College, www.pc.maricopa.edu/index.php?page=29&subpage=651&sublink=10825

Certificate for Developmental Disabilities Specialist: Glendale Community College, www.gc.maricopa.edu/psych or call 623-845-3615

Programs and Facilities
1.Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Association
http://www.arizonahospice.org/
To find facilities by city
www.arizonahospice.org/members-provider.shtml

2. Assisted Living Federation of America www.azalfa.org
To find facilities by city
www.azalfa.org/memberdirectory/directory.htm

3. Arizona Health Care Association  http://www.azhca.org/  
To find skilled nursing facilities and assisted living centers
http://azhca.org/public/facilities/

4.Arizona State Board of Nursing www.azbn.gov

5.Area Agencies on Aging
Information on resources and support for families and caregivers.  
To find the Area Agency in your region, go to
www.azdes.gov/aaa/regions/default.asp

6. To find Adult Care, Assisted Living Facilities, and Adult Foster Care,
visit the Arizona Department of Health Services
http://hsapps.azdhs.gov/ls/sod/SearchProv.aspx?type=AL

7. Arizona Association of Homes and Housing for the Aging
To find skilled nursing facilities and assisted living centers
www.azaha.org/

8. Arizona Assisted Living Homes Association
To find assisted living homes in Arizona go to:
www.aalha.com/seniorhousing/housingframe.htm

9. Nursing Home Compare
To look up nursing homes in your area and find out about their
past performance www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Home.asp?version=alternate&browser=IE%7C6%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home&CookiesEnabledStatus=True

Additional Information
1. If you are looking for a caregiver, you may want learn more about
what to ask: Since You Care. A series of Guides from MetLife in   cooperation with The National Alliance for Caregiving www.metlife.com/WPSAssets 84528034901170875243V1FHiringanIndependentCaregiver2007.pdf

2. Arizona Caregiver Coalition
www.azcaregiver.org      

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