Caregivers Kitchen: Cooking for Chronic Conditions Learning Path
With all of this in mind, Home Care Pulse is pleased to offer a series of online training courses that help your caregivers become great chefs.
Our training also highlights the importance of mealtime for clients who live with a chronic condition. We created a learning path and certification for caregivers, Cooking for Chronic Conditions. In this 5-module series, your caregivers will learn:
Mealtime with Diabetes: This course covers the two types of diabetes and their causes. It shows students how to cook delicious, carb-conscious meals for clients.
Mealtime with COPD: Caregivers learn about the respiratory system anatomy, and how to select foods to use in their cooking, and which items to avoid for COPD.
Mealtime with Alzheimer’s and dementia: This module goes over the importance of nutrition and hydration, how to consume food and drinks safely. It also goes over how to cook and serve food that appeals to all senses.
Mealtime with Food Allergies & Celiac Disease: In this module, caregivers learn about common food allergies. They also learn how to read a nutrition label, and how to serve meals without gluten.
Mealtime with Cardiovascular disease: Caregivers learn how to be heart-healthy in general and in terms of their clients’ diets. They also learn how to make heart-healthy food using the DASH diet.
At the end of the specialty caregiver certification, your caregivers will know how to make chicken medallions in white wine sauce and baked spinach with egg cups. How good does that sound? Your caregivers will earn Chronic Condition Specialist badges with the cooking skills to prove it.