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- Caregiver Training Programs: Caregiver and Nursing Aide Certification
Caregiving requires many skill sets, as any caregiver who has been met with resistance by a senior when it was time for medications to be taken can tell you. From keeping up with specific needs of age-related medical conditions to maintaining proper nutrition, quality senior care requires knowledge about caregiving. You may take a FREE SAMPLE CERTIFIED NURSING AIDE TEST to learn about some of the skills taught in a C.N.A. Program and find a C.N.A. School in your area. A 10-hour Online Caregiver Certification training program is now available, created to match training requirements for professional caregivers which are now required in some states, such as Illinois. Family and professional caregivers can take the 10-hour training to become qualified as senior caregivers. If you are already employed with a senior care company, ask them to pay for your 10-hour Caregiver Certification training to show you are motivated to keep up with the latest skills and techniques to deliver quality care.
-Grants Given for Family Caregiving Respite Care and to Elder Abuse Lawyer
More money was granted to states offering respite care programs for family caregivers, with 29 states now offering support to family caregivers, to pay for substitute professional caregivers to give the family members a break. Learn more about which states offer this support program and the elder abuse lawyer who was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant for her efforts against elder abuse in the Caregiverlist blog. We welcome your comments.
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This 10-hour online course covers assisting with daily living and managing care for age-related illnesses. The certification modules cost just $49 and trainees are added to a database of trained certified caregivers. Plus, you receive a t-shirt and lapel pin.
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in the blogs
- Spring showers bring May flowers and fall weather brings flu season
As summer fades into fall we are reminded that the change in temperature brings with it another season of sickness. Stock up on your chicken soup or consider getting a flu vaccine for you and the senior in your life to prevent getting sick in the first place. The Center for Disease Control has information on the flu and the various shot available. They also have a vaccine locator that will show you the closest place for you to get your vaccine.
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- Refer a Friend
Do you have a friend with a caring personality or with experience as a caregiver? Refer them to apply for a caregiving job on Caregiverlist and be entered to win a free Professional Association of Caregivers membership. You'll Receive a FREE T-SHIRT, LAPEL PIN and 10-Hour Online Training. Simply go to Caregiverlist jobs and scroll 2/3 of the way down to enter their e-mail addresses.
words for the week
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me." -Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple
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