Online Course Package » Idaho Homemaker/Companion Initial Training 10 CU

This comprehensive course has been specifically designed to meet the requirements for training the
Homemaker/Companion in Idaho. With the training in this course, the companion homemaker will be well versed in the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Prior to providing services, the Homemaker/Companion must complete training in the provision of unskilled care consisting of the contents listed in Idaho Skills Matrix assisting in making them a competent and effective caregiver.

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Alzheimer's and memory care - Memory Loss and Aging, Part 1 - Signs and Symptoms
This course describes the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the individual, as well as friends and family.

Alzheimer's and memory care - Memory Loss and Aging, Part 2 - In Their Shoes: A Person's Perspective
This course looks at the role of the caregiver as a helper and guide through the traumatic experience of memory loss.

Becoming a Caregiver
This course covers the core values of caregiving, understanding the range of caregiver duties, the basics of client rights, and understanding other team members' roles.

Elimination and Toileting
This course will help the caregiver understand the entire digestive process and know what to watch for in clients to ensure good bowel and bladder function, as well as good toileting and incontinence care.

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Many caregivers assist clients with daily living tasks like cooking, cleaning, shopping, transportation, medication and even pet care. Learn how to do these tasks efficiently and appropriately with this course.

Managing Your Work and Avoiding Caregiver Stress
Organizing work can be one of the most stressful tasks a new caregiver faces. This course teaches you how to manage your work and how to handle the stressful aspects of your job as you grow in your career.

Mental Illness
Learn how to provide care to a client with mental illness.

Observation, Reporting and Recording
As a caregiver your skills of observation, reporting and recording are vital to helping the rest of the care team provide the best care possible to your clients. Sharpen those skills with this class.

Promoting and Maintaining Good Mobility
Helping clients with mobility includes learning skills to safely assist with transferring, walking, range of motion and more. The goal is to keep your clients moving, while keeping them - and you - safe.

Proper Body Mechanics and Back Safety
This program teaches home care personnel and family caregivers the principles of body mechanics and the importance of moving correctly in order to avoid injury. Topics include: understanding proper posture, understanding the principles of body mechanics, using proper posture and proper body mechanics when lifting, correct body mechanics during whee ...

Providing Personal Care
Learn to capably assist a client with personal care tasks like bathing, dressing and grooming, as well as oral care, foot care and even how to give a client a gentle massage.

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