Certified Caregiver Training by Caregiver Training University

Caregiver Training University Certified Caregivers


Certified Caregiver Training enables professional caregivers to obtain competency in senior care skills to meet state guidelines for caregiver competency. This certification recognizes a commitment to coordinated patient-centered care that supports and maintains healthy lifestyles for care recipients. The only caregiver training created by senior home care professionals and by a Certified Women-Owned Business.

Caregivers complete a course of study and then pass a competency exam to be trained as a professional caregiver meeting requirements for in-home caregiver in their state.

The Caregiver Training University Certification recognizes best-practices for quality care are being delivered by both the caregiver and the senior care companies to protect and support caregivers and families receiving caregiving services.

Course Offerings include a wide range of topics, with the basic caregiver training topics mandated by each state. The training was developed by experienced senior home care agency executives with backgrounds in healthcare, education and technology, to deliver many unique solutions for both caregivers and companies to meet the state-mandated training requirements nationwide. The training includes real-life examples and techniques to emphasize the human connection part of caregiving along with tips from years of home care experience

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Senior Care Company Policies & Procedures  

Professional caregivers must follow policies and procedures such as arriving on-time to their caregiving work assignment, taking care plan notes and following all necessary care duties and safety protocol. Overview of policies and procedures and how to take care plan notes with objective and subjective note explanation.

Care Plan and Care Plan Notes and Activities of Daily Living 

Learn proper caregiver skills for observation, reporting and documentation of daily activities, along with legal requirements and guidelines for subjective and objective notes, changes in functional ability and mental status of the client.

Home Health Aide Daily Duties Job Description Home Health Aides follow professional caregiver job duties and this provides an overview of the duties including assisting with bathing, dressing and grooming and legal issues caregivers should be aware of for what not to do.

Person-Centered Planning, Personal Outcomes, and Self-Determination Philosophy 

Home care aides are expected to follow basic job description duties, just as with all professional jobs. Listing and definition of job description and duties and specifics on what a caregiver may do, such as medication monitoring vs. what must only be done by a medical doctor or registered nurse, such as administering medications.


Basic Hygiene and Basic Infection Control, Universal, Standard & Droplet Precautions

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.

Blood Borne Pathogens  

Infectious micro-organisms found in the human blood that can cause disease are called blood borne pathogens. Understand the diseases caused by these micro-organisms and how to protect against them.

Body Systems:

Circulatory, Digestive, Endocrine, Nervous, Reproductive, Respiratory, Skeletomuscular, Skin, Urinary System

Learn Overview of each of these body systems, explaining the biology of how the system functions, healthy care for the systems and signs of disease, names of disease and common treatments.


Chronic Conditions  

Chronic diseases are ongoing and may be recurring. An overview of the definition of chronic diseases, with an overview of the top 10 most frequent chronic conditions. Explanation of chronic diseases, how to manage common issues that accompany chronic conditions such as depression and how to best care for chronic conditions.

Understanding Abuse and Neglect 

Learn the types of abuse and neglect, legal requirements for reporting (and legal punishments for not reporting) and how to protect your senior client and yourself from physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse.

Communication Skills and Active Listening   

Learn how to effectively communicate with seniors from different generations and how to communicate with individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and other types of dementia and those with hearing difficulties and special needs


The Brain’s Memory Tools 

Understand the brain’s functionality for memory and normal age-related forgetfulness which everyone experiences and the separate signs of mild cognitive impairment.

Signs and Symptoms and Communication Skills for Seniors with Cognitive Impairment

Healthy Types of Memory Loss 

Some types of memory loss are healthy and everyone experiences them. Learn the normal ways your brain may not process information to remember it immediately to understand the brain’s use-it-or-lose-it feature.

Brain Health: Diet and Meditation  

Maintaining a healthy brain can protect against memory loss. Learn healthy foods and meditation techniques for maintaining brain health.

Types of Dementia and Memory Loss 

Learn the different types of memory loss and how to identify. Alzheimer’s disease causes the majority of memory loss cases and has different symptoms and signs.

Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Overview of the stages of the disease as it progresses and how to understand the various progression that takes place for each person and to understand what to expect as the disease progresses.

Structuring the Day for Alzheimer’s Care 

How establishing a routine for the senior benefits them when they are losing their memory and ways to create structure for someone who may begin to be fearful of performing activities as the disease progresses. 

Activities for Caring for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease 

Proven activities which have been shown to be effective for engaging and calming someone with Alzheimer’s disease.


Alive Inside Playlist for Music and Memories  

Memory loss does not impact the communication of music and by playing a song a senior connects with from their younger years, you can engage them in communication again. Learn tips for using memory to connect with those with memory loss from the documentary “Alive Inside”.

Alzheimer’s Medications: Common Prescriptions and How They Work

Explanation of the current medications prescribed for someone with Alzheimer’s disease and how they slow the progression of the disease but do not cure it. Common side effects to be aware of when on the medications.

Body Mechanics 

Exercises for good posture and techniques for lifting and assisting with transfers. Guidelines for lifting and ways to help clients sit, stand and how to lift objects. Includes exercises for safely assisting bedridden clients.

Adaptive Equipment for Transfers (Gait Belts and Lifts) 

An overview of safe transfer skills and how to use gait belts and lifts. Understand how to protect your back and safely transfer clients from bed to chair.