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Since many caregivers begin working with little or no experience in caregiving, training is a critical part of preparing to perform their responsibilities efficiently and effectively. Quality training allows caregivers to feel confident in their work, and in turn, it helps clients to feel well cared for and more satisfied with your services. To ensure that your caregivers provide clients with well-rounded and quality care, you need to offer them a well-rounded training program. Here are a few ideas for training topics that will diversify and improve your clients’ care:

Emotional

  • Death and dying
  • Elder abuse and neglect

Medical

  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s basics
  • Infection control and blood borne pathogens
  • Medication management
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Colostomy and catheter

Personal

  • Self-care
  • Company policies, procedures, and goals

Physical

  • Effective transferring
  • Bathing and incontinent care
  • Fall prevention and recovery
  • Nutrition, meal prep, and food storage/handling
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Social

  • Communicating with dementia clients
  • Compassionate caregiving

As you look through the list, determine which topics best fit your clients’ needs and implement them into your training program using a professional training program or local experts. You may also want to review your satisfaction reports to identify areas of weakness that could be improved through training. You’ll find that as you work to improve your training program, your quality of care will rise along with your caregiver satisfaction and engagement.


 

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