Training for non-medical caregivers has not consistently been created in the past. Each state regulates training for health care workers through their department of health. Certified Nursing Aides must take a state-approved training course and then pass a state exam to become certified as a nursing assistant or aide. They must also work a minimum number of hours in order to renew their certification every two years. Each state has a basic set of guidelines which enables C.N.A.'s to transfer their certificate to another state if they should move.
As more and more senior caregivers are needed, to care for the aging population in the U.S.A., senior care industry professionals have created a set of guidelines for training. A few states do require licensed senior home care agencies to demonstrate they provide a certain amount of training for caregivers before they are staffed.
Caregiverlist's Caregiver Certification Training, powered by aQuire Training Solutions, meets the requirements 8-hour orientation caregiver training requirements created by the Illinois caregiver training mandate (Title 77, Ch. 1, (b) Section 245.71 (d)).
The 10-hour online course includes the following training modules:
Duties of a Caregiver
Learn the basic scope of a caregiver's job including how to preserve your clients' safety and integrity, help with mobility and independence, and how to work within the rules and regulations that govern your job.
Communicating with Others
This course will help you understand how to communicate with impaired clients, individuals with Alzheimer's or memory loss, agitated people and others in your work.
Observation, Reporting and Recording
As a caregiver your skills of observation, reporting and recording are vital to helping the rest of the care team provide the best care possible to your clients. Sharpen those skills with this class.
Providing Personal Care
Learn to capably assist a client with personal care tasks like bathing, dressing and grooming, as well as oral care, foot care and even how to give a client a gentle massage.
Promoting and Maintaining Good Mobility
Helping clients with mobility includes learning skills to safely assist with transferring, walking, range of motion and more. The goal is to keep your clients moving, while keeping them - and you - safe.
Elimination and Toileting
This course will help the caregiver understand the entire digestive process and know what to watch for in clients to ensure good bowel and bladder function, as well as good toileting and incontinence care.
Good infection control starts with proper hand washing, but continues through many steps the caregiver can take. Understanding this topic will help you keep your clients - and yourself and others - as healthy as possible.
Environmental Hazards and Safety
In this course you will learn how to help create a safe, comforting environment, and how to keep it free from hazards. Creating and maintaining a safe environment is important for both you and your clients.
Basic First Aid
In this course you will learn basic first aid including, burns and poisons, heat attack and shock, chocking and falls, stoke and wounds, and other sudden emergencies.
Burns and Poisons
Heart Attack and Shock
Choking and Falls
Stroke and Wounds
Other Sudden Emergencies
Understanding Elder Abuse
Abuse is more than just physical. It can also be emotional, financial and sexual. Learn how to recognize and report all types of abuse and neglect, as well as how to protect yourself so that you never abuse a client in your care.
Senior caregivers may purchase the online course, or have their company purchase the course for them. They receive their own login and password and can study each training module and take the accompanying quiz a their own leisure. Once they have completed all quizzes and passed at the level of 80%, they receive a certificate of completion and their name is added to the database of certified caregivers for completion of the course.
Caregivers can find the course at: http://www.caregiverlist.com
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