Caring4Cal training courses offer a flexible and accessible learning experience for home care providers, community care providers, and individuals interested in becoming home healthcare providers. The courses can be easily accessed through the Caring4Cal course catalog, where participants can search for courses that suit their specific needs. Each course page in the catalog includes a direct link to register directly with the training provider, simplifying the enrollment process.

These courses cover a diverse range of essential topics, from providing care in the home to addressing specific conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, improving communication skills, and even English language learning. They are available in multiple languages, including English and Spanish, with potential offerings in languages such as Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Haitian, Haitian Creole, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, and Russian. The diverse language options ensure that a broad range of participants can access the content that aligns with their needs.

Caring4Cal training courses come in various formats to accommodate participants’ diverse preferences. Some are available online, allowing for anytime access or at set times, while others are conducted in person with an instructor. Additionally, participants can search for courses in the catalog using various criteria, such as job track, certification/licensure program, training type, topic, language, and training format, enabling them to find the courses that best suit their individual requirements. The courses are available until May 2024, and many offer multiple sessions, with some online courses being self-paced, offering flexibility for participants to begin at any time. The course length varies and is clearly indicated in the course description. It’s important to note that certain incentives may require participants to complete a minimum number of hours of coursework, which may involve taking multiple courses. This adaptable approach ensures that Caring4Cal training courses can meet the diverse needs of home- and community-based healthcare providers and those interested in entering the home healthcare field, contributing to the program’s goal of expanding and enhancing California’s Home- and Community- Based Services (HCBS) healthcare workforce to provide equitable access to home health services for various populations.