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Our online and self-paced training courses offer a flexible and accessible way for caregivers to enhance their skills and knowledge.  With the convivence of learning from anywhere at any time, online training empowers caregivers to provide higher quality care and improve the lives of care recipients. 

Providing Homecare to LGBT Older Adults

Engage LGBT clients, strategies for using affirming language, and ways to create a sense of safety for your client

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Medication Administration Basics

Techniques to safely and accurately administer medications, including precautions and reading medication orders

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Emergency Procedures and Preparedness

Emergency preparedness for disasters such as severe weather, fire, floods, earthquakes, and other emergency situations

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Managing Job-Related Stress

Explore work-related stresses including generational differences, family dynamics, and conflicts

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Mental Illness & Hoarding Disorder

Basics of mental illness in older adults and overview of hoarding disorder and how to help clients

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Overview of Depression Care

Learn to identify who may be at risk and understand non-medical strategies to help treat depression

CSDU_26" Caregiver Training Part 1 (15 Hours, Self-Paced) Communicating with Older adults, Problem solving for direct care workers, Improving caregiver empathy, Teepa Snow - Its All in Your Approach, Recognizing and Preventing Caregiver Burnout, Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Environment, Safety Precautions and Fall Prevention Part 1, Recognizing Fire and Medical Emergencies, Vital Signs Part 1, Overview of Skin Care and Wound Prevention, Assisting with Medication Self-Administration (Part 1), Assisting with Personal Care Through ADL's Overview of Transfers and Mobility Equipment, Overview of Nutrition and Food Preparation, Introduction to Dementia Care
CDSU_27: Caregiver Training Part 2 (15 Hours, Self-Paced)
What does it mean to be a professional caregiver?, Professionalism: Communication, Problem SOlving and Cultural Competency, Providing Person Centered Care, Coping Skills for Caregivers, Clients' Rights, HIPAA and Elder Abuse Prevention, Vital Signs: Part 2, Time Management and Organization skills, Working with an aging population, Assisting with range of motion exercises, Overview of care after hospital discharge, overview of physical disabilities and chronic conditions assisting with medication self-administration part2, safety precautions and falls prevention part 2, observation, reporting and documentation part 1, observation, reporting and documentation part 2, performing basic first aid during medical non-emergencies.
CSDU_38: Direct Support Professional Training (15-hours, Self-Paced)

Dementia Training

Dementia caregiver training is essential for providing compassionate and effective care to individuals living with dementia. It equips caregivers with specialized knowledge, communication skills, and strategies to enhance quality of life for care recipients. By understanding the unique challenges and needs of dementia patients, caregivers can offer the support and empathy necessary for a dignified and fulfilling life.

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Glenner GRACE Model for Dementia Care

Overview of dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and the Glenner GRACE model to improve care

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Teepa Snow Dementia Training

Understand dementia and support those living with brain change in a positive way (15 Hours)

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Teepa Snow: Seeing it from the Other Side

To truly look at dementia care and perform better, we have to be able to see it from the other side

Clases En Español

Aprende las habilidades esenciales y obtén la formación necesaria para brindar un cuidado de calidad a tus seres queridos o como cuidador profesional.

Oportunidades para crecimiento profesional y mejore el cuidado. CDSU_30: Clases Principiantes: 15 Horas, Aprenda acerca trabajando con adultos mayores, prevención de caídas, nutrición y preparación de alimentos, procedimientos de emergencias, cuidado de la demencia, habilidades de afrontamiento para cuidadores, mejorando la empatía, y más. CDSU_31: Clases Intermedias: 15 Horas Cursos incluyen competencia cultural, atención centrada en la persona, informes de observación y documentación, manejo del estrés relacionado con el trabajo, cuidados al final de la vida, comprendiendo la aflicción, y más.

Para obtener más información sobre recursos para cuidadores, haga clic aquí.

Additional courses for in-home and community-based caregivers are available on the state-wide CalGrows Course Catalog. Click here to view the full suite of online and in-person training opportunities to help improve your occupational skills on your own terms.