Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 03, 2013
In 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided care for Alzheimer’s patients. myCNAjobs, the first professional caregiver network, announces the enhancement to its growing caregiver training modules to include Alzheimer’s training for both professional and familial caregivers.
"With 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring each day, learning to care for memory loss sufferers is essential for professionals and families," says Brandi Kurtyka, Chief Marketing Officer of myCNAjobs. "It’s challenging for caregivers to be fully prepared for the progression of Alzheimer’s disease without the proper tools and knowledge."
The digital caregiver classes help educate caregivers to manage behavioral and physical changes that occur with disease progression. Powered by aQuire, the training is available 24/7 allowing caregivers to complete the training at their own pace.
Caregivers receive access to over 80 online training modules, including the newly enhanced Alzheimer's suite. Courses 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 and 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
“In addition to the impeding caregiver shortage, there's a shortage of knowledge related to aging related diseases and how best to manage them in the home," adds Kurtyka.
Professional caregivers looking for a caregiver or CNA job are able to receive a certification after 80% successful course completion. Familial caregivers are able to take the courses at their own pace and share the content among family members interested in learning more about how to properly care for a loved one.
For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training Center.
myCNAjobs is the premiere caregiver and CNA recruitment vehicle and provides comprehensive resources to find rewarding work and hire caregivers, home health aides, and certified nursing assistants more effectively.