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
Train yourself or your caregiving staff at Caregiver Training University.
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.
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
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.
Call: 312-669-8820 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 Caregiverlist.com 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.