Caregiver Support

Caregiver Training

Caregiver Support Services Training

Training has been found to be a vital component of reducing caregiver stress and improving job satisfaction. Trained caregivers are more confident, feel better supported, and are less likely to leave their jobs. Caregiver Support Services offers a myriad of custom designed training solutions, helping you increase your knowledge as a caregiver.

Our Courses

New! Preventing the Spread of Infection. In this course, you will learn about the difference between bacteria and viruses, with a focus on best practices for preventing the spread of infection. Register HERE

Everything you Need to Know about the Normal Aging Process. In this course, the normal aging process is discussed. The differences between acute and chronic diseases are explored. The course concludes with suggestions so that you may assist those for whom you care maintain their highest level of functioning. Register HERE

Continuing Education

Our courses are designed to help you meet your continuing education requirements as listed in 42 CFR 484.36 which means they are appropriate for family members, unlicensed caregivers, and direct care workers employed by Home Care and Assisted Living providers. Each training is accessible via online format (you have the option to take the course on your computer, your cell phone or iPad. Once you complete the training you will be prompted to take a test that is integrated into the training, you will receive an electronic certificate of completion that can be downloaded or printed as proof of your successful passing of the course.

Preventing the Spread of Infection

Have you heard the saying “cleanliness is next to godliness?” The popular proverb can be found in ancient Hebrew and Babylonian texts but was coined by John Wesley in 1778 and highlights the importance of having measures in place to keep the environment where you care for your loved one or client clean. For example, routinely disinfecting the living space where your client or loved one receives care and washing your hands properly can prevent the spread of illness-causing bacteria and viruses
In this course, you will learn about the difference between bacteria and viruses, with a focus on best practices for preventing the spread of infection, including tips about effective handwashing, applying and safely removing gloves, using hand sanitizer, and disinfecting your client’s or loved one’s living space.

Covered in this Course

  • The differences between bacteria and viruses.
  • An overview of common bacteria and viruses.
  • Tips for preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses.
  • Best practices for effective handwashing.
  • The application and safe removal of gloves.
  • Conditions that affect or promote the growth of bacteria.
  • Six ways that bacteria and viruses are spread.
  • Who is at the greatest risk of developing an infection?

Who this Course is for

  • Home Caregivers
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Family Caregivers
  • Non-Medical Home Caregivers
  • Companions

Everything you Need to Know about the Normal Aging Process

In the movie Grumpy Old Men, the main character, John (Jack Lemmon), and his lifelong friend Max (Walter Matthau) personify what it means to be grumpy grandpas. John and Max are both retired widowers who live mostly sedentary lives but enjoy fishing and socializing with family and friends. The characters they play suggest that the tendency to be moody or a grumpy grandpa is a normal part of aging, when in fact, it is not. However, there are some common occurrences as one ages that may impact the ability to participate in everyday activities.

The truth is that it is almost impossible to provide adequate support, when you are uncertain about what is attributed to the normal aging process as opposed to what is associated with disease. It is vital to ensure that as a frontline caregiver you have access to the information needed, so that you can manage the care of a client in a loving, efficient, and practical manner that is easily understood. In this course, the normal aging process is discussed. The differences between acute and chronic diseases are explored. The course concludes with suggestions so that you may assist those for whom you care maintain their highest level of functioning.

Covered in this Course

  • The differences between normal aging and disease
  • The differences between acute illness and chronic diseases
  • Suggestions are provided so that you can assist the individuals you care for maintain their highest level of functioning

Who this Course is for

  • Home Caregivers
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Family Caregivers
  • Non-Medical Home Caregivers
  • Companions

Resources for Professional Caregivers

The Nurse Aide Registry List

All 50 states plus the District of Columbia have a Nurse Aide Registry. This list includes addresses and phone numbers for all of them as well as links to online registries if available. Learn more HERE