Hospital Companion

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Hospital Companion Training for Your Employees

Penn Foster’s online Hospital Companion Training Program will prepare workers to perform the day-to-day patient care tasks aligned with activities of daily living (ADLs), including changing, dressing, and helping patients bathe and toilet. Additionally, the program will teach learners how to establish and maintain a clean and sanitary environment for the patient and ensure that established safety and infection control practices are observed.

  • Prepares learners for roles such as hospital companion, companion care private duty sitter, companion care assistant, patient companion, and patient safety companion.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers successfully progress through the training and excel on-the-job.
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What Your Learners Will Study

  1. Activities of daily living (ADLs) including cleaning and bathing patients, repositioning and transferring patients between beds and wheelchairs, and monitoring and reporting on patients’ health concerns and status.
  2. To assist with patient lift equipment, fall precautions, and patient safety policies.
  3. To identify changes in patient condition, including physical and behavioral changes, and report them to the appropriate patient care team member.
  4. To establish and maintain a clean and sanitary environment for the patient.

Hospital Companion Training Curriculum


Average completion time: 1-3 mo

Through the online Hospital Companion Training curriculum, workers will develop the skills essential to working one-on-one with patients and the larger patient care team in order to provide excellent quality of care. Online courses cover topics such as:

  • Communication and Customer Service
  • Patient confidentiality and HIPAA
  • Use of adaptive equipment to support Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

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As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions. 
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Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, any where  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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