And so, we’ve pulled together this list of the best courses and training for caregivers, including everything from free webinars to weeks-long series with multiple training modules and comprehensive training programs that can take several months or more to complete.
Whether you’re looking for specialized knowledge to better care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or simply looking for expert guidance on how to be the best caregiver you can be, we think you’ll find something of interest on this list.
The course is part onsite (Arizona) and online, and covers a wide range of topics, including legal and ethical issues, understanding service plants, mental health, special needs care, medication training, restorative skills and activities, and care for the cognitively impaired.
Key Features: The more robust of a Quire’s Caregiver Training courses, this option offers 12 one-hour courses in the following topics: Caregiving Tasks And Client Populations; HIPAA And Client Rights; Observation, Reporting, And Recording, Instrumental Activities Of Daily Living; Infection Prevention And Control, Observation, Reporting, And Recording; Instrumental Activities Of Daily Living; Infection Prevention And Control; Caregiver Conduct: Regulations, Co-Workers, and Families; Understanding Cultural Differences in the Senior Population; and more.
The program is designed by Home Sweet Home Care Inc.
and offers more than 40 hours of training, and covers an incredible range of subjects, from Alzheimer’s memory loss and aging and common chronic diseases, to handling difficult situations & behaviors, and promoting a family member’s independence.
Key Features: A third offering from the ACA, this advanced-level National Caregiver Certification (ANCCC) is one of the most comprehensive trainings available to caregivers – and, at twice the length of the standard NCCC course, it’s also a serious commitment.
If you choose this course, you’ll study everything in the standard course, plus topics including ethical considerations, medical and environmental emergencies, peri-operative care, fire safety, physical and mental disabilities, and the storing and documentation of narcotic drugs and controlled substances.
And, since action speaks louder than words, this certificate provides proof that you’ll uphold these ethics.
Key Features: This online, interactive caregiver education program was designed specifically for family caregivers offering elder care.