Home Care Training for Senior Caregiving

Home care or senior home caregiving services, require specific training to be given to the caregiver in order to satisfy state requirements. Many states in the U.S.A. do have specific home caregiver training rules.

California recently passed legislation requiring senior caregivers to maintain an initial 10 hours of training for their first year working as a senior caregiver. The training encompasses 5 hours of orientation and safety training followed by 5 hours of training in core competencies. Then each year the caregiver must obtain renewal training by sharpening the saw in any of the core competencies.

Caregiver Training University provides the basic training course with video and audio and an exam to confirm competency. The exam has 3 questions for each skill to meet standards of retention for training.

Senior caregivers may purchase the caregiver training on their own for $59 and receive a certificate and senior home care agencies may also subscribe to a special package to provide the training to all of their caregivers at a discounted rate. In addition, the senior care companies maintain a caregiver training portal that allows them to easily show state auditors the necessary information to confirm their caregivers have been trained.

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