CAREGIVER CERTIFICATION

Ready to jumpstart your career as a Non-Medical Caregiver?

8-Hour Non-Medical Caregiver Certification Series

$34 Certifies one caregiver. This eight-hour series in basic caregiving skills is the first step in your journey toward becoming a professional Non-Medical Caregiver.

Please note: this is a SINGLE SEAT to certify one caregiver. If you need to certify an entire team, click HERE.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this course?

This series is perfect for:

  • Anyone interested in a career as a caregiver.
  • Current, paid caregivers who never got initial training.
  • Family caregivers caring for a loved one.
Is it valid in my state?

In the Know’s Caregiver Certification series is valid for caregivers in these states:

AL, AK, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NJ, ND, NC, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, WV, WI, WY.

A handful of states have strict requirements for initial training. If you live in AZ, AR, GA, IL, LA, ME, MA, MN, NV, NE, NM, NY, VA, PN, VA, or WA, follow your workplace guidelines, contact your state’s Board of Nursing, or look for training from your local community college.

What is a non-medical caregiver?

In general, non-medical caregivers provide personal care, companionship and/or homemaking duties—all with the goal of helping people remain independent and stay in their own homes as long as possible.

Some agencies require their non-medical caregivers to be Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), but in most states, being a CNA is not necessary.

Where can a non-medical caregiver work?

Rules may vary by state, but non-medical caregivers are generally employed by home care agencies and provide one-on-one care in clients’ homes.

The following 11 courses offer a total of 8 hours of instructional time.

Your Role as a Non-Medical Caregiver

After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the Non-Medical Caregiver. 
  • Identify different types of clients you may encounter and the duties you will perform as a Non-Medical Caregiver. 
  • Apply professional standards when communicating with clients, their families and the rest of the healthcare team. 
  • Practice healthy guidelines for avoiding burnout and taking care of yourself.

Honoring Patients' Rights

  • After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose of the Patient Bill of Rights.
  • List at least five rights all patients are entitled to receive.
  • Describe the patient responsibilities that go along with each patient right.

Honoring Confidentiality & HIPAA

After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:

  • Explain why confidentiality is important for quality client care.
  • Discuss HIPAA and its requirements.

HELPING WITH ADLs

After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:

  • Identify 3 common ADLs you may be asked to assist clients to do.
  • Discuss the importance of maintaining independence with ADLs.
  • Assess clients’ abilities and encourage maximum participation in ADLs based on those abilities.
  • Discuss measures to take to keep your client safe in the shower, during transfers and when eating.

Helping with IADLs

After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:

  • Identify 3 common IADLs you may be asked to assist clients to do.
  • Discuss the importance of maintaining independence with IADLs.
  • Assess clients’ abilities and encourage maximum participation in IADLs based on those abilities.
  • Discuss how best to help clients with shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping and transportation within the community.

Guarding Against Abuse

After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:

  • List at least three common types of abuse seen in the elderly.
  • Name at least three signs (each) that may mean a client is being physically, emotionally, sexually or financially abused.
  • Explain how healthcare workers can help prevent abuse.

Guarding Against Neglect

After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:

  • Describe neglect and your role in recognizing and reporting it.
  • Name at least three signs of neglect.
  • Explain how healthcare workers can help prevent neglect.

Preventing Infections and Falls

After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:

  • Discuss how germs are spread and how you can prevent infections in your clients.
  • Describe the factors that place clients at risk for falls and the interventions you can take to prevent them.

Protecting Against Fires and Disasters

After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:

  • Identify at least three actions you can take to keep clients safe from fires.
  • Demonstrate disaster readiness by assembling a disaster preparedness kit.

Observing and Documenting Client Care

After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between objective and subjective observations.
  • Identify what should be considered an abnormal observation and take the necessary course of action.
  • Discuss the importance of thorough and accurate documentation of care plan interventions.
  • Complete your documentation according to the guidelines presented in this module and the policies of your workplace.

Providing Client-Centered Care

After completing this course, caregivers will be able to:

  • Define client-centered care.
  • Use your clients’ personal preferences to carry out the care plan.
  • Communicate with clients, families and the care team in a client-centered way.
  • Discuss ways to improve the emotional health of clients.

OUR MISSION

It's our mission to prepare your Caregivers to deliver the highest quality of care to your clientsleaving you with more time to grow your business!

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