Senior caregivers working as professionals in most states are required to have annual training. This just helps to make sure the caregiver has continued to maintain their knowledge of caregiving skills. In addition, caregivers are able to advance their caregiving options and career by demonstrating knowledge in additional areas.
Senior care companies can enroll caregiver in a renewal training course on the Caregiverlist Training Portal with 1-click and senior caregivers and family caregivers may also purchase training on their own for $59 or $79 (to receive a lapel pin and t-shirt).
Buy the online caregiver training course and you will be enrolled in your renewal course automatically or, call 312-669-8820 if you have any questions about the certified caregiver training for your state.
We hope your new year is off to a good start, despite the frosty weather that has come with it for so many of us. This week's stress relief photo was taken near Zurich, Switzerland at daybreak and shows Lake Zurich with a view of the Alps. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Senior care training assists caregivers to better manage a senior's care needs and manage caregiver stress. We hope you have a great week.
"Rules for Happiness: Something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for."
This week's stress relief photo was taken in downtown Chicago during Christmastime and the season's first snowfall. Holiday decorations brighten up the cold and gray world we often have at this time of year. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Senior care training assists caregivers to better manage a senior's care needs and manage caregiver stress. We hope you have a great week.
"When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom."
We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. As we move in to a very busy time of year, we invite you to take a moment to relax and enjoy our stress relief photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. This week's photo of a calming water view towards Anglesey was taken in Caernarfon, Wales on a crisp November day. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniors. More caregivers are always needed as seniors in America are living longer. You can learn more about becoming a senior caregiver and apply for a job near you. We hope you have a great week.
"Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky."
Even in the mist and fog, we can find the light. This week's stress relief photo was taken at the Sankaty Head Light in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on a very foggy day. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Senior care training assists caregivers to better manage a senior's care needs and manage caregiver stress. We hope you have a great week.
"Keep shining through; you may be a lighthouse to someone trying to make it."
The Dashlane App helps busy caregivers keep track of passwords, usernames, and more. Dashlane is a free password manager application available for a caregiver's phone or tablet. Caregivers have too many passwords to remember, Dashlane gives them a secure way to store passwords.
Dashlane allows caregivers to:
- Manage and store passwords
- Autofill Usernames and Passwords
- Receive Security Notices To Protect Information
- Store Payment Information for Easy Checkouts
- Generate Passwords
There is an option to upgrade to Premium for $3.33 per month. Premium allows caregivers to backup their account, sync passwords across multiple devices, and add more security features to protect their information.
By downloading Dashlane today you can get a 30 day trial of their premium features.
After creating an account Caregivers can choose to store passwords from Facebook, online banking, and even Caregiverlist.com. Caregivers can check the strength of their passwords to make sure their online account are safe. Along with the password strength checker, Dashlane has a password generator to create secure logins.
Dashlane also offers secure credit or debit card storage, so Caregiver's can remember their card number online. Caregiver's can use Dashlane to store their username and password to their Caregiver Training University account for quick and safe access to their certificate.
Senior caregivers in California now must maintain their professional caregiving skills with annual renewal training.
California renewal training requires 5 hours each year focusing on:
Age-Related Caregiving Skills
Caregiverlist's certified caregiver training allows caregivers to easily renew their training by enrolling them in the next course and allowing caregivers to review previous training.
Built for senior caregivers by industry professionals, the online course is smart-phone friendly and easy to use and best of all, written for caregivers who may not have a medical background and incorporating the skills needed for senior home care.
Caregivers may join "the P.A.C.", the Professional Association of Caregivers and receive a lapel pin and t-shirt with their training course. Buy your online training and maintain access to your course materials ongoing and apply to a job in your area.
Alzheimer's caregivers now have a new friend to support them through their caregiving journey. Alzheimer's disease progresses through stages, or levels, as the forgetting eventually impacts all of the body's functions. The changes in the senior's personality can be especially stressful for caregivers. This is why having a "digital" buddy helps you to stay on the best path for each day of the Alzheimer's caregiver journey.
Caregiver Buddy App allows caregivers to access:
24/7 Alzheimer's Helpline
Daily Care Tips for Tasks Related to Hygiene and Meal Times
Fun Activity Ideas to Stimulate Body and Mind
Behavior Coping Tips for Overwhelming Behaviors of Aggression and Hallucination
Refresher about Alzheimer's Disease
The Caregiver Buddy App was developed by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter.
Alzheimer's caregivers can also take notes on the App to maintain daily care notes and quickly access care information.
Caregivers will be presented with the App's capabilities upon starting it and prompted to view the search function and notes section and given instructions on how to navigate the Caregiver Buddy.
Caregivers will then choose a topic, such as Wellbeing or Communication and then be provided with more information on the topic. This App can be a nice accompaniment to the Caregiver Basic Training which explains the different types of memory loss, including Alzheimer's disease.
Senior caregivers please give us your feedback on the Caregiver Buddy App.
Know about any additional caregiver Apps that excel at assisting with caregiving duties? Let us know.
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There is something awe-inspiring and beautiful about mountains. This week's stress relief photo was taken in the Alps, near the border of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Senior care training assists caregivers to better manage a senior's care needs and manage caregiver stress. We hope you have a great week.
"Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley."
What training materials are used for senior caregivers?
Caring for seniors involves assisting with physical and emotional needs along with practical household scheduling and maintenance. State laws require caregivers to understand how to identify elder abuse and to maintain privacy according to the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act (HIPPA).
Understanding how to record Care Plan notes and follow guidelines for daily activities allows professional caregivers working in the home to deliver the same high quality care as seniors in care communities.
Basic Caregiver Training incorporates the senior care training materials as outlined by the national association of home care and as passed into legislation in certain states.
Caregiver Training Materials Include:
- Sample Care Plan Notes
- Suggested Books and Movies
- Orientation to Caregiver Job Duties and Professional Guidelines
- Safety for Environment and for Emergencies
- Safe Transfers
- Communication Skills
- Privacy Requirements
- Identify and Report Elder Abuse
- Chronic Condition Introduction: Strokes, Memory Loss, Cancer
Join the Professional Association of Caregiver to receive online training and a t-shirt and lapel pin and more.