Caregiver Training University Delivers Industry’s Best Caregiver Training

Caregiver Training Courses Review

Senior caregiver training requirements vary in each state of the U.S.A., but the basic caregiver training components are consistent for more than 30 states that mandate specific caregiver training topics. For caregivers seeking the right training, it is important to understand both the quality of the training and the specifics of the state caregiver certification requirements.

Caregiver Training University: provides the only training customized for state requirements and the only training with courses outlined with topics that exactly match the state mandates along with an in-depth exam to confirm retention of the training information. Tutorial videos are included, with an experienced Doctor of Gerontology. The industry’s only Certified Women-Owned Business (a rigorous progress that allows the company to be certified as a Diversity Supplier for both public companies and government entities). One of their founders owned a successful senior home care agency sold to a national company which has allowed them to create many specific tools for caregivers and home care agencies as they truly understand the industry. The CTU training makes it easy to know you are enrolling caregivers in the right caregiver training course for your state’s requirements. Only training company providing individual caregiver training that recognizes caregivers.

Caregiver Training University offers the most affordable individual caregiver training and the only 100% in-the-cloud product, making it easy for caregivers to take the courses each year.

Priced right for senior home care and offers better pricing and interactive training than any other service on the market.

Caregiverlist maintains the U.S. Trademark for senior care costs list and partners with Caregiver Training University.

Care Academy: Baby-sitter training provider that took $3.2 million in Venture Capital funding to come into the senior care market. Has continued to raise more capital as not operating at a profit. Hired outside software developers and writers so content is not specific for home care. Founders and staff not experienced in senior home care. The product does not offer innovative online tools for caregivers and is not written to match state training requirements. Expensive monthly subscription, not customized for state content. VC guys always want their money back and typically when they pull the plug it’s not pretty. Their training product is off-the-shelf and lacks tools for in-home caregivers. But that’s what you get when you hire freelancers without experience in senior care to write your training. High staff turnover.

Relias: German-owned company that has consolidated multiple companies in the industry in order to scale and operate software-as-a-service. Laid off staff when purchased IPCEd and OnCourse Learning. Off-the-shelf training product, operating as a traditional software product, lacking unique tools for in-home caregivers that you will find with Caregiver Training University. Monthly subscriptions that are not cost-effective for home care agencies with high turnover of staff. No dedicated account manager.

IPCEd: Institute of Professional Care Education locked their customers into 3-year contracts before selling their company to OnCourse Learning which then sold their company to Relias. They were impossible to reach by telephone, their customers told us, after this transition. Old-school software product was clunky and required clients to go shopping for the right content and hope that it matched state requirements.

Now IPCEd is part of Relias, a German-owned company that does not produce training specific to state private-duty home care needs.

In The Know: provides training material that they prefer to deliver as PDF’s, which means it is ink-on-paper training. Specializes in Certified Nursing Aide (C.N.A.) training and then expanded to provide caregiver training. Majority of their offering is C.N.A. CEU’s. Online product is new and they use a company in Canada to provide the platform for their editorial training product. Lacks customization for state requirements and is not a cloud-based product but instead an old-school editorial product shoveled online (shovelware) that you get to through the cloud. Lacks interactive exam and state requirements.

Professional Association of Caregivers uses Caregiver Training University senior care training classes as they have lead the way in innovation in the industry, offering very cost-effective training that rewards caregivers, matches state requirements, is smart-phone and tablet friendly and recognizes the achievements of individual caregivers. Senior home care agencies also provided us with feedback that Caregiver Training University has excellent customer service and staff that are all experienced in senior home care.

 

 


Illinois Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training Questions Answered

Senior home care agency caregivers, as of June 2, 2019, must be trained in specific Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s caregiving techniques and educated about the symptoms, treatment and progression of memory loss illnesses.

Caregiver Training University, headquartered in downtown Chicago, provides this training program for senior care companies.

What are the training requirements for Illinois senior caregivers working with memory loss clients?

Must have 6-hours of training on specific topics within 60-days of working with new clients.

What is the renewal training requirements for Illinois senior caregivers working with memory loss clients?

Must have 3-hours of annual training focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s caregiving.

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Review the requirements of the Illinois memory loss caregiver training law and enroll your caregivers in the training provided by Caregiver Training University, the only senior home care agency training created by senior home care professionals, headquartered in Illinois, and certified as a Women-owned Business Enterprise.

Email: susan@caregiverlist.com or call: 312-669-8820

 

 


Illinois Senior Home Care Agency Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Training following new Title 77 Law

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.

Illinois Caregiver Training Law for Memory Loss Caregiving

IL Alzheimer’s and Dementia Training Law

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:

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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

 

 


Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Senior caregivers assist seniors to maintain their Activities of Daily Living while also coping with the emotional challenges of caring for someone as they deal with loss of loved ones and loss of capabilities.

The Caregiverlist Weekly Stress Relief Photo, by photographer Barbara Calabrese, provides a moment of stress relief.

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

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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.

Illinois Caregiver Training Law for Memory Loss Caregiving

IL Alzheimer’s and Dementia Training Law

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.


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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 Certification Online

Becoming a senior caregiver in California now has training requirements in order to meet the state’s new law governing professional in-home caregiving in order to protect both the senior and the caregiver.

The good news?

California caregiver certification can be online. Industry leader Caregiverlist.com provides online California caregiver training powered by Caregiver Training University.

How does the online California caregiver certification work?

  1. Take an online training course meeting the state of California 10-hour and 5-hour training guidelines
  2. Show confirmation you took the course and passed the exam
  3. Register your name and training information with the state of California

If you have questions about how to become a professional caregiver in California and how to take the online certification training course meeting California’s guidelines, visit www.caregiverlist.com

The Caregiverlist California certification course for caregivers meets the state’s requirements and was developed by senior home care training professionals. You may take the course at your own pace and also submit a job application to be considered by companies in your area who are always hiring caregivers.

 

 


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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Entrenamiento para Cuidado de Ancianos

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Cada dia hay mas necesidad de cuidadores de ancianos ya que la personas están viviendo por más tiempo y necesitando ayuda por períodos más largos. Con CaregiverList puedes recibir tu entrenamiento completamente en línea. Nuestra plataforma es sencilla y fácil de usar. Puedes tomar el curso a tu propio ritmo, sin necesidad de completarlo en una sola sentada. Tenemos cursos de capacitación que cumplen con los requisitos de cada estado, incluyendo California, Illinois y Georgia.

Al finalizar el curso hay un examen de 36 preguntas el cual tiene tres intentos para pasar con una nota de 75% o más. Luego de pasar el examen recibirás su certificado. Tendrá dos tamaños de certificado, uno tamaño carta y otro tamaño billetera.

Únete a el P.A.C., la asociación profesional de cuidadores, para recibir apoyo como profesional. Cuando compre el entrenamiento escoja la opción de $79 lo cual le incluye la membresia a el P.A.C. que también incluyen una camiseta y un pin.

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