Certified Caregiver Course

The Certified Caregiver course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to work in Assisted Living Facilities and Home Health Agencies in Arizona. The course is a combination of small-group classroom instruction and supervised skills lab training.

Course Topics:

  • Overview of Assisted Living Industry
  • Legal & Ethical Issues and Resident Rights
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Job Management Skills
  • Service Plans
  • Infection Control
  • Nutrition and Food Preparation
  • Fire, Safety and Emergency Procedures
  • Home Environment and Maintenance
  • Basic Caregiver Skills
  • Mental Health and Social Service Needs
  • Caring for Cognitively Impaired Residents
  • Skills for Basic Restorative Services
  • Medication Management

Course Location and Schedule:

The Certified Caregiver program is taught in our training center at:
15396 N. 83rd Ave, Suite A-303, Peoria AZ 85381.

Classes begin on Mondays, and are Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm, for 13 days (Mon-Fri, Mon-Fri, Mon-Wed)

Total Course Time: 88 Hours classroom + 16 Hours skills lab = 104 Hours

Orion Homes School

Course Fees:


Includes tuition, textbooks, study guide, practice tests, lab materials, exam review session and $65.00 State Exam fee.

Instructor Profile:

Teresita Tadaya has more than 20 years’ experience in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management in adult care settings. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and is a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Medical Assistant and Certified Assisted Living Manager. She brings a wealth of direct care and teaching experience to her role at Orion Homes.

Teresita’s Assisted Living experience includes owning and managing multiple adult care facilities over the last 18 years. She has also worked at Maryvale Hospital, 4th Avenue Jail Medical Clinic, and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Teresita’s teaching experience includes 10 years at the College of Medical Technology at Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines. She has been teaching the Certified Caregiver course in Arizona since 2009. She also teaches First Aid, CPR, and a variety of Continuing Education courses.

The Orion Homes Caregiver School complies with the requirements in R4-33-703, and is approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facilities Managers to train Certified Assisted Living Caregivers.