New Illinois Caregiver Training Law
As of June 2, 2019, senior home care agencies in Illinois must provide specific training for senior caregivers. Caregiverlist provides this training, customized for the state laws, in a TRAINING PORTAL for senior care companies and individual caregivers.
6-Hours of Caregiver Training for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia’s training for new caregivers within their first 60-days of employment. Renewal training will be 3-hours of training annually and Supervisors will need 8-hours of annual training.
Here are the details of the new requirements for professional senior caregiver training in the state of Illinois for caregivers working with seniors who have memory loss. Alzheimer’s disease is just one type of memory loss but as the progression can continue over many years, it is valuable for the caregivers to have the right training and support.
Learn more at Caregiverlist’s Senior Care Training Center to purchase training passes for yourself or your staff.
Senior home care agencies are referred to as “code 245” in the training law for Illinois.
TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH , CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH,
SUBCHAPTER: MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
PART 973 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS SERVICES CODE
SECTION 973.140 STAFF TRAINING
c) Staff with direct access to clients with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia hired after June 2, 2019 shall complete a minimum of 6 hours of initial training in the first 60 days of employment using an Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias services curriculum, as defined in subsection (e).
f) As of June 2, 2019, staff with direct access to clients with dementia shall receive 3 hours of advanced training on caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias each year. The mandated training shall include, at a minimum:
IL Caregiverlist 6-Hour Alzheimer’s and Dementia New-Hire Training
Section 1: Understanding Dementia: Hoarding, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Sundown Syndrome
Section 2: Effectively Communicating with Individuals with Alzheimer’s
Section 3: Assisting Individuals with Dementia in Performing ADL’s
Section 4: Problem Solving with Individuals with Dementia who Exhibit Challenging Behavior (such as Aggressive and Catastrophic Behaviors)
Section 5: Fundamentals of Dementia Care
Section 6: Safe Environments
Section 7: Managing the Activities of Individuals with Dementia
IL Caregiverlist 3-Hour Alzheimer’s and Dementia Annual Renewal Training
Section 1: Promoting Resident Dignity, Independence, Individuality, Privacy and Choice
Section 2: Resident Rights and Principles of Self-Determination
Section 3: Care of Elderly Persons with Physical, Cognitive, Behavioral and Social Disabilities
Section 4: effectively Communicating with Individuals with Dementia