Caregiver training in the senior care industry for professional caregiver employment is regulated by each state’s Department of Health. Training requirements for nursing homes, assisted living communities and senior home care agencies protect both seniors and caregivers.
Review the Colorado caregiver training requirements apply professional caregiving jobs near you.
Colorado Senior Caregiver Training Requirements
8 Hours of Professional Caregiver Training Required by State Law
Basic skills training covering topics on job description, basic personal care, assistance with activities of daily living, confidentiality, maintaining a safe environment, emergency prepardness, understanding abuse and neglect, monitoring medications and communicating effectively.
Take online caregiver training to become certified as a senior caregiver.
None. In 2009 the Colorado state home care association defeated a bill that would have licensed home care placement agencies (where caregivers are not employees and do not have all of the payroll taxes, benefits and insurance and care management protections for the senior and the caregiver). In 2009, the association in Colorado also supported HB 09-1310, Employee Misclassification as Independent Contractors, which formalizes a complaint process in the UI Integrity Division and allows the Director to investigate complaints where companies are avoiding certain tax obligations by deliberately misclassifying their employees as independent contractors. In 2010, the senior care companies in Colorado also supported SB 10-42 which helps protect "At Risk Adults" against financial exploitation by creating changes in the banking codes and testified in favor of these protections.
Caregiverlist Certified Caregiver Training provides a 8-hour online training course meeting the guidelines established by senior care industry professionals.
Senior care companies will maintain their own caregiver training policies and provide caregiver training for each client along with training on age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Certified Nursing Aides must take a state-approved C.N.A. course and then successfully pass the state exam.