State-Approved Training for Private Duty Caregivers

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The information provided in this document is not intended as legal advice and should not be considered as such. The summary of these state laws and regulations is in no way a representation that they are appropriate for use in a particular case or situation, nor is this summary designed to be adequate for use without modification and/or elaboration. In addition, the underlying laws/regulations may change at any time, making this document outdated. You should always research and review those statutes and regulations that pertain to your particular case to ensure that your practice is in compliance with current state law.

CLASSES FOR IN-HOME CARE

Caregivers learn the necessary skills to provide person-centered care in the home.

MEET STATE REQUIREMETS

Monitor each caregiver’s training progress to ensure training requirements are met on time.

CLIENT-SPECIFIC TRAINING

Personalize your caregivers training plan based on each client’s condition-specific needs.

High-Quality Education for Excellent Care

Meet your onboarding and staff quality needs while supporting your caregivers with unrivaled professional development classes.

Classes and Certification

Recommended Training Curriculum

Suggested Initial Training

Get your caregivers in the field fast with initial training that covers three key areas of elder care.
Introduction to Caregiving (2 hours)
  • What Does It Mean To Be A Professional Caregiver? (1 hr)
  • Clients’ Rights, HIPAA & Elder Abuse Prevention (1 hr)
Health & Safety (4 hours)
  • Maintaining a Clean & Healthy Environment (Infection Control) (1 hr)
  • Emergency Procedures (1 hr)
  • Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 1 (1 hr)
  • Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 2 (1 hr)
Assisting with Daily Living (2 hours)
  • Assisting with Personal Care Through ADLs (1 hr)
  • Assisting with Independent Living Through IADLs (1 hr)
For agencies located in states without mandated requirements, CareAcademy recommends offering 8 hours of initial training in core topics when preparing caregivers to work with clients.

Suggested Annual Training

Ensure caregivers remain compliant with your state’s mandates and continue to follow best practices in care.
Annual Review of Core Topics (4 hours)
  • Clients’ Rights, HIPAA & Elder Abuse Prevention (1 hr)
  • Maintaining a Clean & Healthy Environment (Infection Control) (1 hr)
  • Emergency Procedures (1 hr)
  • Introduction to Dementia Care (1 hr)
Communication & Professionalism (2 Hours)
  • Professionalism: Communication, Problem Solving & Cultural Competency (1 hr)
  • Working with an Aging Population (1 hr)
Assisting with Daily Living (2 Hours)
  • Overview of Nutrition & Food Preparation (1 hr)
  • Assisting with Oral Hygiene (1 hr)
For agencies located in states without mandated requirements, CareAcademy recommends caregivers complete 8 hours of annual continuing education training. These 8 hours include 4 hours of core topic review, followed by 4 hours on subjects selected by the agency that best support their clients’ needs.

Customized Training

Each agency has specific needs in addition to their state mandates. CareAcademy’s catalog of courses allows you to customize a training program to meet the demands of your market in addition to state mandates giving you the flexibility to upskills caregivers and strengthen their career path.
Popular Class Topics include:
  • Dementia Care
  • Depression Care
  • Parkinson’s Disease Care
  • Mobility and Safety Equipment
  • Cancer Care
  • Heart Disease Care
Courses can also supplement your in-person training using our lessons plans. Great for group settings or for states that require an in-person component to certification.

Last year, we certified thousands of caregivers and saved homecare agencies millions of dollars in training costs.

I am thrilled with the level of service and attention your online training provides – for me and my caregivers! Shelly W.

Home Care Agency Owner, California

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Discover how to meet your state training requirements and reduce turnover with CareAcademy.