Best Options for Family Caregiver Education and Training

By Ruby Cemental

Are you a current caregiver looking to expand your opportunities and further your education, or are you hoping to start a rewarding career as a caregiver? Whether you’re new in the field or wanting to learn more, here are some great options for family caregiver education and training.

This comprehensive certification program is perfect for caregivers interested in special needs and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Their comprehensive certification classes make one of the best places to go for standardized and certain specialty credentials. They also offer an online program for standard personal care aide caregiver certifications.

This very affordable, online certification program offers a 10-hour program allows you to apply for jobs directly from their website! In addition, they provide a career center, practice tests and assistance with creating and writing resumes.

Family Caregiver Education Program

This online portal provides caregivers with everything they need to succeed in their careers, all online and accessible 24/7. They offer free family caregiver courses in several areas such as: 

  • Alzheimer’s memory loss and aging

  • Body systems and the aging process

  • Common chronic diseases

  • Handling difficult situations and behavior

  • Tasks of a caregiver

Building Better Caregivers

The Veteran’s Administration offers a free six-week long workshop to educate, empower and strengthen caregivers, and it’s all available online! All it takes to sign up is a quick call to a caregiver support representative. Inside, caregivers can find answers to important questions, and find ways to grow their skills and learn new things, all in the comfort of their own home.

With so many resources available, caregivers can easily find ways to better themselves, their careers and the lives of their patients, allowing them to succeed and grow in wonderful new ways. For more educational resources, refer to our Caregiver Toolkit! You can download it in our free resource library. Start by finding your local Caring Senior Service.

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