At DirectCourse | College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving, we focus on providing engaging training to help caregivers empower people with disabilities and older adults to live more independently. As part of the latest evolution of more than 150 years of healthcare expertise from Elsevier, we design each of our courses to give personal care assistants, home care providers and family caregivers the knowledge they need to make a positive impact every day.
For the latest trusted research, we partner with the Community Living Policy Center at the University of California, San Francisco. They’re recognized leaders in researching personal assistance services and how long-term services and support efforts can help people with disabilities and older adults live independently and safely within a community. That research goes into our content and training to not only improve care today, but to improve independence for tomorrow.
To ensure that our training is in line with best practices in direct support, we include National Advisory Board and National Editorial Board in our content creation process.Meet our board members
People with disabilities and older adults should be included as full members of the community, while receiving necessary support from committed, skilled professionals.
People with disabilities should have the chance to take full advantage of their civil and individual rights – and the assistance needed to exercise those rights.
Everyone should have the opportunity to live their life as independently and productively as possible – and access to the assistance they need to continually expand those opportunities.
Safety isn’t an option – it’s a fundamental human right. People with disabilities and older adults should receive the support they need to make safe and healthy decisions to maximize the benefits they receive for their own medical, dental and mental health care.
People with disabilities and older adults have the right to make their own decisions about their lives, including about the assistance they receive, where they live and with whom.
Every person with a disability and older adult should receive the assistance they need to have a family and social, spiritual and intimate relationships.
Anyone who relies on others to fulfill basic rights, needs and responsibilities should have a personal care worker with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to do so effectively.
People who depend on others to live and fulfill their basic rights deserve ongoing stability and dependability from every care professional.
Every person with a disability and older adult should receive care and assistance based on ethics and values that reflect a commitment to civil rights, freedom, privacy, autonomy and equality.
That’s our mission. We want to give you everything your organization needs so you can educate your staff, enrich their knowledge and help them inspire everyone they work with on a daily basis.