Join a community of caregiver’s to be supported, inspired and to find spiritual nourishment in your caregiving with this free Zoom Event. Deb and Kelly are experienced caregivers and receive rave reviews for their Nourishment for the Caregiver’s Soul programs. Just register, click to join and sit back to absorb appreciation and inspiration. Participation tools will be available at the end for caregivers who wish to share.
Caregivers may enter to win this free new medication manager device.
National Caregivers Day might have been last month, but we like to celebrate caregivers year-round! As a special thank you to all caregivers, we’re giving away one Pria device with six-months free subscription. Enter for a chance to win this awesome prize HERE.
Pria by BLACK+DECKER helps ease the stress associated with caregiving and allows aging loved ones to maintain their independence while thriving in place. Pria is so much more than a medication management device. With the mobile app, you’re able to stay more connected than ever to the people you care for. In addition to medication reminders and dispensing, Pria also features two-way video calling, voice commands, reminders, check-in options and more, that were all designed to maximize quality time with loved ones.
*Enter giveaway by 4/5/20 at 11:59 PM ET. See Official Rules for all details.
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Senior caregivers provide both emotional support and care for physical needs. It’s important that caregivers take time to take care of themselves. Enjoy this week’s stress relief photo.
Find caregiver training and tools for senior care on Caregiverlist.
Senior caregivers learn infection control training in their initial caregiver training courses. As the novel coronavirus has proven to be extremely contagious, Caregiver Training University offers specific courses for the prevention and safety for caregivers and seniors during the outbreak of the virus. Learn more at Caregiverlist.
Become a professional senior caregiver by taking an online caregiver training course meeting state requirements.
COVID-19 Virus Explained
The coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19
Coronavirus is the name of the virus that causes the disease named COVID-19. Coronavirus a novel virus, meaning it is new to humans. It has spread so quickly and easily between humans that it now is defined as a pandemic or a disease which spreads itself out over everyone in a population. Coronavirus is now a pandemic because residents of entire countries have quickly become infected.
COVID-19 Hand Washing Tips for Prevention
Effective Hand Washing Prevents the Spread of this Virus from your Hands to Face and to Others
Because coronavirus is a new virus that does not have a vaccine, prevention is the best protection and effective hand washing with soap continues to be the best way to prevent spreading the virus. Older people and people with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of getting very sick or dying.
Basic Hygiene and Infection Control
Hygiene and Infection Control
Learn how to maintain good hygiene for both the senior client and caregiver and safety to protect yourself and control infections. How to wash hands, use gloves properly, protect your face and body, and assist seniors with good daily hygiene.
Superspreaders and the Most Vulnerable
Superspreaders are People with Immune Systems that More Easily Spread a Virus
Pandemics sometimes have “superspreaders” and superspreading events. This happens because for reasons that are still not completely understood, some people’s genetics enable them to have a very high “viral load” and to shed a lot more virus than other people. They may be spreading the virus before they have full-blown symptoms and are being isolated and careful.
Senior caregivers must be very careful to protect themselves from this virus which can be easily transmitted to seniors who are the most at risk for severe illness and death from the virus. Proper caregiver training includes training on infection control.
The #1 tip for prevention of the virus is effective handwashing. Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth) and do not touch others without properly washing your hands.
Watch this Caregiver Training University Video on Effective Handwashing by Nurse Anna: 2 Minutes, 45 Seconds
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Illinois Employer’s Annual Sexual Harassment Training Requirement
Illinois’ Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a requirement for sexual harassment prevention training for all employees for companies in Illinois. Here are answers to common questions about this new Illinois law.
When does the requirement go into effect? Now but enforcement will begin January 1, 2021, which just means all Illinois companies must show they are training their employees annually on how to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace by the end of this year. Training employees by December 31, 2020, meets your Jan. 1, 2021 deadline. Effective January 1, 2020, all employers must train all employees in Illinois each year. The first deadline is January 1, 2021.
What topics will the annual Illinois required sexual harassment training program include?
- An explanation of sexual harassment
- Examples of conduct that constitutes unlawful sexual harassment
- A summary of federal and state statutory provisions, including remedies available to victims of sexual harassment
- A summary of the responsibilities of employers for prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual harassment.
What happens if an Illinois employer for some reason does not provide this annual sexual harassment prevention training to their employees?
Employers who do not provide compliant training will be subject to civil penalties, including a $500 penalty to businesses with less than 4 employees, or a $1,000 penalty to those with 4 or more employees. Penalties for subsequent violations can rise to $5,000 per violation.
Illinois employers can find sexual harassment prevention training through Caregiverlist’s Learning Management System, specializing in easy-to-understand training for employees with a modern tracking system for employers. Call: 312-669-8820
Caregivers providing daily and 24-hour care in the state of Georgia must follow the training guidelines established by the state. Senior home care agencies providing professional caregivers and individual caregivers are required to show verification of the required training curriculum.
Georgia Senior Caregiver Training Program Requirements are:
- Companion Caregivers and Private-Duty Homemakers: Training in basic caregiving skills, including HIPPA, Elder Abuse, Safety, Infection Control, following Georgia state-approved topics for 8-hours of training within the first annual year of caregiving and renewal training consisting of an 8-hour curriculum for each following year.
- Certified Nurse Aides: Attend and complete a state-approved Certified Nursing Aide program, meeting the minimum federal training requirement and passing the state C.N.A. certification exam. Continuing Education Units, or C.E.U.’s are required annually on refresher topics.
Spanish language Georgia caregiver training courses are available along with the initial training and annual renewal training through the Professional Association of Caregiver’s partner, Caregiverlist. This training meets the state requirements and delivers built-for-caregivers content that is smart-phone and tablet-friendly and provides a certification of achievement upon passing the exam.
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.
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 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.
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