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Restorative Aide

Restorative Aide Program Description:

This Restorative Aide course is designed to train Certified Nurses’ Aides (CNAs) in the efficient restorative care of residents in nursing homes.

This unique program equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to assist residents in long-term care facilities in maintaining and improving their physical and functional abilities.

Students can access the course materials at their own pace and convenience, allowing them to balance their studies with other commitments.

Upon successful completion of the Restorative Aide online course, students will have the confidence and competence to assist residents in their daily activities, promote independence, and contribute to the overall well-being of those under their care. With the flexibility of online learning, our course offers a convenient pathway for individuals seeking to pursue a rewarding career in long-term care as restorative aides.


The Restorative Aide online course offered by We Care Online is a comprehensive training program designed specifically for certified nurses’ aides (CNAs) seeking to excel in providing efficient restorative care to residents in nursing homes. With the goal of enhancing the quality of resident care, this course offers information and training to empower CNAs in promoting independence and functional abilities of those in their care. It is important to note that this course is not intended to replace the expertise of registered or licensed professionals with specialized training beyond its scope.

Course Duration: The course spans 32 hours of engaging online content, allowing students to progress at their own pace and convenience.

Textbook: The course materials are fully integrated into the online platform, eliminating the need for a separate textbook.

Learner Outcomes: Throughout the course, students will gain proficiency in various aspects related to restorative care, including understanding the functioning of a rehabilitation unit, effects of aging and disability, basic anatomy and body movement, identification of medical problems affecting functional independence, methods to assist residents while promoting their autonomy, techniques for helping with mobility and basic exercises, familiarity with common rehabilitation equipment, basic balance responses and activities, and effective ways to interact with residents.

Course Outline: The course is structured into ten units covering various essential topics related to restorative care, including rehabilitation and its function, effects of aging, basic anatomy, diseases impacting mobility, promoting independence, resident transfers, ambulation, types of exercise, available restorative aide equipment, communication, and medical terminology.

Expected income ranges from $9.88 – $15.87 per hour depending on location and the type of work you do. (See PayScale.com)

Students upload checklist here: Click here

This course is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. You can view our approved courses: Click Here


Course Outline:  The course will consist of ten units.

  1. Rehabilitation
  2. Effects of Aging
  3. Basic Anatomy
  4. Resident transfers
  5. Ambulation
  6. Communication
  7. Types of Exercise
  8. Equipment available to the Restorative Aide
  9. Disease that effects mobility
  10. Abbreviations and medical terminology


  • Nurse Aide Certification
  • Payment in full


Our courses require payment up front. If you are a facility and need to make payment arrangements, please fill out this form: Click Here for Form 

Or email our Accounts Receivable department: click here to email


Course Instructor

Kayla Neitzel, RN

Kayla Neitzel is an invaluable member of the We Care Online Classes team, bringing her passion for education and dedication to helping others succeed. As a highly skilled and experienced instructor, Kayla plays a crucial role in delivering high-quality online courses to students across the country. With a deep understanding of her field, she is committed to providing a supportive and engaging environment for students to thrive in their educational journeys.

Kayla’s expertise lies in creating dynamic and interactive learning experiences. Her innovative teaching methods and ability to adapt to different learning styles make her a favorite among students. With a keen eye for detail, she ensures that course materials are comprehensive and well-structured, fostering an optimal learning environment. Kayla is also known for her exceptional communication skills, which allow her to connect with students on a personal level, providing guidance and support whenever needed.

In addition to her instructional role, Kayla actively contributes to curriculum development at We Care Online Classes. Drawing from her extensive experience, she collaborates with the team to create relevant and up-to-date course content that meets the evolving needs of learners. Her dedication to ongoing professional development keeps her at the forefront of educational advancements, enabling her to continuously enhance the quality of education offered by We Care Online Classes.

Whether she’s guiding students through their coursework, developing engaging materials, or staying updated on the latest educational trends, Kayla Neitzel is a true asset to the We Care Online Classes team. Her unwavering commitment to student success and her passion for online education make her an exceptional instructor who is instrumental in shaping the future of distance learning.

Colleen VillaColleen Villa is a dedicated and passionate member of the We Care Online team, making a significant impact as a department director. With an extensive background in healthcare and a genuine desire to help others, Colleen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. Her unwavering commitment to providing high-quality education and support to students is evident in her interactions and the positive feedback she receives.

As a professional, Colleen Villa has spent several years working in various educational settings, including colleges. This hands-on experience allows her to offer practical insights and real-world examples to her students, enhancing their understanding of the material. Colleen’s expertise extends across a range of topics including healthcare administration.

Beyond her exceptional teaching skills, Colleen is known for her compassionate approach and genuine interest in her students’ success. She takes the time to connect with each individual, understanding their unique learning styles and providing personalized guidance.

Colleen Villa’s commitment to excellence and her passion for healthcare education make her an invaluable asset to We Care Online. Through her engaging style, vast expertise, and genuine care for her students, she continues to make a positive impact on the lives and careers of healthcare professionals. Whether she is helping with instruction or helping advance our online courses, Colleen’s contributions play a significant role in shaping the future of the industry.


Student FAQ's

The class is a 32-hour course

Yes, however, we ask that you print off a “skills checklist” and you take the checklist to a facility that you are comfortable with and have either the RN or PT sign off that you can do the skills.

There is no book.  All your reading material is provided in the course.

It is part of your course and when you get to that section you can print off the document.

You do not have a renewal for the Restorative Aide course.  It is a lifetime certificate.

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