12. November 2010 16:34
Caring for seniors presents many challenges. Age-related diseases develop at different rates and each senior must deal with the process of aging which includes coping with the death of loved ones. My sister and I have noticed that attending visitation services have become a weekly social outing for our parents. They make the best of it and it really is quite often that we will call them on their cell phones and they will be on their way to or from a funeral service or visitation.
Some seniors age better than others and senior caregivers must be able to assist them professionally each day, regardless of their emotional disposition. You may secure a 10-hour onlinecaregiver training course,
which is convenient to complete on your own time - you just need to pass at 80% - and then you receive a certificate of completion.
The best caregivers, who continue to provide quality care, keep sharpening their skills. Check out the Sample Nursing Aide test
and take the Practice Nursing Aide exam
- it will help you learn more about how to approach care and feel more confident in your ability to handle whatever care challenges come your way.
If you are interviewing for a new caregiving position, taking a practice test will give you an additional training item to add to your resume
and you can talk about the concepts you learned in your caregiving job