Knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team. Enrollment in this course requires the student to complete a criminal background check and have a negative urine drug screen. The cost for the background check and drug screen is not included in tuition and fees. The student must also have a clear Employability Check on the Texas Department of Aging and Disability registry.