How do you get Certified for Dementia Care?

Certification training for senior caregiving involves following the course curriculum for education on memory loss care created by each state’s department of health or social services. Certification means you can show evidence of learning the required curriculum topics with date of training, outline of topics and exam score showing you retained the information.

Memory loss care certification training involves:

  • Learning initial topics on types of memory loss, causes, and best care practices
  • Passing competency exam
  • Renewal courses annually to keep current with updated care techniques

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Training Topics

Illinois new memory loss training course curriculum provides an example of typical memory loss certification training topics.

IL Caregiverlist 6-Hour Alzheimer’s and Dementia New-Hire Training

  • Understanding Dementia: Hoarding, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Sundown Syndrome
  • Effectively Communicating with Individuals with Alzheimer’s
  • Assisting Individuals with Dementia in Performing ADL’s
  • Problem-Solving with Individuals with Dementia who Exhibit Challenging Behavior (such as Aggressive and Catastrophic Behaviors)
  • Fundamentals of Dementia Care
  • Safe Environments
  • Managing the Activities of Individuals with Dementia

IL Caregiverlist 3-Hour Alzheimer’s and Dementia Annual Renewal Training

  • Promoting Resident Dignity, Independence, Individuality, Privacy and Choice
  • Resident Rights and Principles of Self-Determination
  • Care of Elderly Persons with Physical, Cognitive, Behavioral and Social Disabilities
  • Effectively Communicating with Individuals with Dementia
Illinois Senior Caregiver Memory Loss Training

The Illinois Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia training topics are mandated by the state’s new Alzheimer’s training law that all professional senior care companies and caregivers must follow. The Alzheimer’s Association championed the legislation because they were receiving too many calls to their helpline about unqualified caregivers for memory loss care. Caregivers trained in memory loss care techniques can better provide for the necessary care and process the emotional aspect of caring for someone with memory loss.

Train yourself or your staff with the right memory loss training. Illinois began requiring the specific memory loss training in June, 2019.

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IL Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Training Requirements

Illinois senior caregivers now must follow state-mandated training guidelines for caring for seniors with memory loss. As of June, 2019, professional caregivers and all licensed senior care companies providing care for anyone with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of memory loss must follow the states new amendment outlining the topics for memory loss training in Title 77, Code 245 for Home Care.

IL Caregiver Training Requirements for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Care

  • 6-Hours of Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Loss Training within first 60-Days of Hire
  • 3-Hours of Renewal Training Annually

Illinois memory loss training curriculum provided by Caregiver Training University matches the new state requirement.

Supervisors are required to have initial training in certifications that are not online or, but this training may be waived as long as they have the following:

  • 2 years of experience as a manager with at least 1-year experience managing care for memory loss (Resume shows proof of this experience)

Caregiver Training University provides online training courses with curriculums designed to exactly match the state requirements. Created by experienced senior home care professionals, and located in Chicago, IL, Caregiver Training University delivers high-quality smart-phone and tablet-friendly Illinois caregiver training.

Train Your Caregiving Staff: Call 312-669-8820 or email:  Staff Training or Just for 1 Caregiver

Caregiver Training Manual

Finding caregiver training meeting the right guidelines can be confusing. The Professional Association of Caregivers endorses training provided by Caregiverlist, as a leader in innovating to provide digital caregiver training which has continued to be chosen as the preferred training by leading companies nationwide and internationally.

The Caregiver Training Manual will provide an overview of the concepts that will be taught in the course.

Senior Home Care Agencies subscribe to the Caregiverlist Training Learning Management System to efficiently and cost-effectively train their caregivers while maintaining adherence to state training guidelines.

Caregivers must be well prepared to provide care for seniors and the online training guidelines provided for each course helps them to learn the right information.

It provides a seamless program that can be tracked by managers to see how Caregivers are progressing. Also, Caregivers can complete the training on their own timeline, as well. Just because they have started training during a session does not mean they have to finish it during that session. Whether you are an agency or an individual, the online training courses provided by Caregiverlist will help you to satisfy your needs to progress in the senior caregiving profession.

Visit or call us at (312) 669-8820. As the only training program provided and created by successful senior home care professionals, you’ll feel at home talking to their team. They have walked in your shoes and can answer any and all questions.