Demand for in-home caregivers – both professional and familial – is soaring. As 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 grow older and states attempt to save money by moving people out of more costly options like nursing homes, hiring a qualified and trained caregiver will continue to grow more challenging.
The lack of training for caregivers is a major gap in health care. Most family caregivers never have any formal caregiver training. Further, many professional caregivers and home health aides aren’t required to complete formalized training unless requested by an employer.
“Without any caregiver training, how are caregivers supposed to know how to offer a pill to someone that has trouble swallowing, transfer a frail person from a bed, or even effectively communicate with a senior suffering from memory loss,” questions the Founder of myCNAjobs, a training and career hub for caregivers.
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that home health aid jobs will be among the fastest-growing careers over the next ten years, adding over one million positions.
With the average home health aide paid under $10/hour and many family caregivers paid nothing at all, myCNAjobs recently launched a low-cost caregiver training center offering comprehensive online modules to learn the nature of a caregiver job.
“It’s a program accessible to everyone,” adds myCNAjobs.
The caregiver training center boasts 80+ modules for $47 and includes courses for families, non-certified caregivers, home health aides, and certified nursing assistants. It’s a revolutionary concept that allows caregivers to learn 24/7 on their own terms. For professional caregivers, a formal caregiver certificate is awarded upon 80% successful course completion – valid for CEUs in many states.
To learn more, visit the newly launched caregiver training center.
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