Thank you. Although I do have some medical background it isn't with LTC. Phlebotomy certification, clinicals in a Dr.'s office, sitting for a home health agency (however the duties were light housekeeping, feeding and simply sitting with the patient) & Red Cross volunteer work which was actually done in a LTC facility.
The only actual hands on type of care you mentioned was done with my mother who just passed away in a hospital setting over several weeks time. Me and my sis-in-law actually assisted the CNAs in her transferring, bathing, bedding changes to help with their workload, which although minimal it was hands on experience with the proper use of methods. I just didn't want to take short cuts in training only to have to repeat the full class.
Thanks again, Melody