Illinois Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregiver Training Requirements

Senior caregivers assisting seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, now are required to be trained on certain topics within 60 days of working in their new positions in the state of Illinois. The new caregiver training mandate for professional caregivers working for licensed senior home care agencies in Illinois, includes the following requirements for new caregivers, supervisors, and for annual renewal training.

Illinois Title 77: Public Health, Chapter 1: Part 973 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Services Code, Section 973.140

Governor Rauner signed the legislation and the state’s regulation office for writing the implementation requirements for new laws, just issued the new training mandate this summer which requires companies to begin following the memory loss training guidelines for caregivers as of June 2, 2019.

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Learn more about this new caregiver training mandate by contacting the leader in senior home care agency training and the only senior caregiver training offered by a USA company with certification as a Women’s Owned Business, Caregiver Training University, supporting caregivers and senior care companies for more than a decade. Caregiverlist.com and CaregiverTrainingUniversity.com PH: 312-669-8820.


Caregiver Stress Study Seeking Caregiver Participants (Free)

Caregiver stress will always be a challenge as senior caregivers provide emotional support and caregiving along with caring for the physical care needs for assistance with activities of daily living.

This national and international study will assist caregivers to learn the best ways to process caregiver stress. Directed by Dr. Elliot D. Cohen, PhD, Brown University, sponsored by National Philosophical Counseling Assn. (NPCA)

Join the study by submitting your name and e-mail address. You will be contacted by the local therapist.

Caregiver are needed for the study in cities nationwide.

Learn more and join the study.


California Caregiver Renewal Training for Professional Caregivers

Senior caregivers now are required to have annual caregiver training in the state of California to protect both the caregiver and the senior. The annual training must be at least 5 hours and may focus on any of the Core Competencies as outlined by the state after the passage of Assembly Bill 1217 which created the California Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act.

Professional caregivers working with seniors in their homes will now receive California Caregiver Training with information on home safety and policies and procedures and privacy policies, safe transfers and environmental safety along with all the basic caregiving skills review for their initial 10-hour training course.

California Caregiver Renewal Certification Requirements:

  • 5-hours of Skills Training on Age-related Illnesses and Core Requirements
  • Background Check passed and caregiver information on the state registry

California caregiver renewal training may be purchased at Caregiver Training University and you may review requirements at Caregiverlist as well and apply for a job in your area.

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How to become a certified caregiver in California

California passed legislation in Assembly Bill 1217 which you may review the California legislature’s caregiver training mandate which requires:

  • 10 hours of training for Safety, Orientation and Core Competencies in 1st year
  • 5 hours of Core Competency training annually

Caregiver Training University, created by senior home care industry professionals and educators, provides customized training matching the requirements to enable caregivers to easily become certified through an online caregiver training course.

Caregivers may purchase the online senior care training for $59 or become a member of the professional association of caregivers to receive a t-shirt and lapel pin.

Caregivers may:

  • Log-in at any time
  • Maintain access to their training ongoing
  • Pass a 36-question exam to confirm retention of information

California caregiver certification may be transferred to any senior home care agency and renewal training also may be received by just adding a renewal course for your account at Caregiver Training University. As caregiver jobs are plentiful as more and more seniors prefer to age-in-place at home, submit your job application at Caregiverlist.

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Stroke Care Caregiver Training

Strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability in the USA with high blood pressure being one of the risk factors.

Senior caregiver training for stroke care assists caregivers to be prepared for assisting seniors who have suffered from a stroke. As a stroke will happen suddenly and activities for rehabilitation in the first 6-months being key to successful recovery, caregivers can increase their skills by being prepared as a trained caregiver for assisting seniors with stroke recovery. Take an online caregiver training course for stroke care on your own or through a senior caregiver staff training course that will also meet your state’s training requirements for certification for caregiving.

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Stroke Caregiver Training courses are available at Caregiver Training University and you may apply for a job with a licensed senior care company at Caregiverlist.com


Caregiver’s Stress Relief Photo of The Week

This week’s stress relief photo was taken at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. Enjoy the perfect view that autumn has to give. We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the photo and the inspirational quote and feel free to share them with loved ones.

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You can read more about this week’s stress relief photo at Caregiverlist Blogs. 


Senior Caregivers Remember to Keep Calm and Spread Kindness

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Seniors Caregivers should take care of themselves and others by staying calm and spreading kindness through out the world.


How to Become Certified Senior Caregiver

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Caregiver Stress Relief Photo

Sunsets for caregivers – find caregiver training and jobs at www.caregiverlist.com. Senior caregivers in many states are required to have training annually to keep updated on the most recent senior care skills and innovations. As caregiving is emotional as well as physical, it is also important for caregivers to care for themselves. Take a moment to enjoy this photo!

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