Ongoing Caregiver Training

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Our mission at Homewatch CareGivers of the Treasure Valley is to be the premier home care company in our area. A very important part of being a premier home care company is to provide trained caregivers for our clients. We require ALL our caregivers to complete our Big 56 training modules within the first couple months of being hired. This requirement even applies to caregivers who have 30 years of experience! Our training courses are displayed below and were carefully selected with the help of our corporate nurse.

In addition to these courses, we also require hands-on skills training and assessments, to ensure our caregivers can demonstrate competency in key caregiver skills. Caregivers who struggle to pass or show competency in any of these areas must continue to practice and learn these skills before we assign them to a client. We can also provide in-home field training (if needed) out of our client’s home, to help equip our caregivers with the expertise they need to handle unique situations. Our thorough training programs give our caregivers the tools they need to assist clients confidently and safely with all their caregiver needs.

Homewatch CareGivers Training Courses: 

  1. About Fluid Restriction
  2. An Overview of Safe Eating and Drinking
  3. Applying Elastic Stockings/Compression Socks
  4. Assist Feeding with Limited Vision
  5. Assisting with Adult Briefs
  6. Assisting with Bedpan or Fracture
  7. Assisting with Use of Bedside Commode
  8. Assisting with Use of Urinal
  9. Basic Care Skills - Leaving the Room
  10. Basic Care Skills - Pain
  11. Basic Care Skills - Promoting Independence
  12. Basic Care Skills - Range of Motion
  13. Basic Care Skills - Skin Care
  14. Bathing: Tub, Shower
  15. Bedrail Safety
  16. Combing Hair
  17. CPAP Sterilization
  18. Foley Catheter Care - Female
  19. Foley Catheter Care - Male
  20. Giving a Bed Bath
  21. Handling Food Safely in the Home
  22. How to Assist with Transfer and Ambulation
  23. How to Measure and Record Output from a Urinary Drainage Bag
  24. Making an Occupied Bed
  25. Making an Occupied Bed
  26. Making an Unoccupied Bed
  27. Measuring Weight Without a Wheelchair
  28. Nebulizer
  29. Ostomy Care: Colostomy
  30. Performing Denture Care
  31. Performing Foot Care
  32. Performing Hand Hygiene
  33. Performing Nail Care
  34. Performing Oral Care
  35. Performing Perineal Care
  36. Proper Glove Removal
  37. Providing Dressing Assistance
  38. Pulse Oximetry
  39. Shampooing Hair in Bed
  40. Shaving
  41. Skills: Privacy
  42. Transfers: Assist to Wheelchair from Bed
  43. Transfers: Assist to/from Shower
  44. Transfers: Assist to/from Toilet
  45. Transfers: Mechanical Lift
  46. Transfers: Using a Gait Belt
  47. Turning and Repositioning
  48. Using Oxygen Safely
  49. Using Proper Ergonomics with Transfers
  50. Vital Signs: Measuring Blood Pressure
  51. Vital Signs: Measuring Pulse
  52. Vital Signs: Measuring Respiration
  53. Vital Signs: Taking an Oral Temperature
  54. Welcome to Homewatch CareGivers University Support for Supervisors

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