Whether working with a memory loss patient or learning to care for a loved one, caring for an aging senior with Alzheimer’s takes time, understanding, patience, and training
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 24, 2012
myCNAjobs Launches Online Alzheimer’s and Memory Caregiver Training for Professionals & Families
In light of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, myCNAjobs is pleased to announce new caregiver training modules specifically focused on Alzheimer’s and Memory Care.
With over five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top ten in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured, or even solved.
“Whether working with a memory loss patient or learning to care for a loved one, caring for an aging senior with Alzheimer’s takes time, understanding, patience, and training,” comments Chelsea Cramer, myCNAjobs Recruitment Squad Director.
Non-medical caregivers often enter the workforce with minimal formal training and many families are thrust into caregiving without any prior experience.
The online Alzheimer’s and Memory Caregiver Training Center boasts 15 memory related modules to help caregivers learn at their own pace through videos and self assessment tools. Each course follows an 83-year old woman, Maria, beginning to show signs and symptoms of memory loss.
Caregiver training modules include:
- Memory Loss and Aging
- Getting a Diagnosis
- Learning to Communicate
- Daily Care Skills
- Helping Families Cope
- Environment is Important
- Activities for Special People
- Special Consideration for Food & Fluids
- Managing Behavior Challenges
- Managing Pain in People with Memory Loss
- Assessments and Care Planning
- Creating Moments of Joy
- Memory Enhanced Activities
- It's Saturday Night
For professional caregivers seeking a caregiver for CNA job, training certificates are award upon 80% successful course completion. All modules are part of a larger caregiver resource center, which costs $25 for a 30-day access pass to complete an unlimited number of modules.
To learn more or participate in the training, visit the caregiver training center.
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