Senior caregiver training must include training for caring for seniors with both mental and physical challenges. Quality senior caregivers understand how to interact with seniors who are experiencing memory loss and other age-related illnesses such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.
Senior caregivers in Illinois may now take a 10-hour online course which will meet the training requirements mandated by the state for professional senior caregivers.
Aging in place has become the preferred way for seniors to grow old in America. As Medicare only pays for short stays in a nursing homes, seniors will go back to their home after a hospital stay and receive care by a professional senior caregiver.
Illinois caregivers must now have training that requires 8 hours of education on caregiving skills. Caregiverlist's Certified Caregiver Training program involves 10-hours of online caregiver training to meet the Illinois caregiver training requirement.
Certified Caregiver Training includes:
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 2 credit hour 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. This course is worth 2 credit hours.
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. This is a 2 credit hour course
Illinois legislatures passed a law in September of 2008 requiring senior home care agencies to be licensed and to provide training. This course meets orientation training requirements for many states - including the Illinois-8 hour home caregiver training mandate. (Title 77, Ch.I, (b) Section 245.71 (d))
You may purchase the 10-hour online caregiver training course to meet Ilinois caregiver training requirements and receive a lapel pin and t-shirt.
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