One of the many questions we receive from potential new clients is “Are your caregivers trained?” The answer is a resounding YES. As a new-hire, caregivers participate in:
- Basic Communication Skills with a focus on the hearing and visually impaired
- Observation of Your Client…caregivers are the clients’ eyes and ears
- Online Safety Course with our insurance company
In addition to the above, twice a year we host additional optional training on dementia. Though caregivers are not mandated to attend, they are well-attended. Caregivers have shared they find the sessions informative, they learn from each other and they enjoy getting everyone together.
Our presenter RN Celia Ortiz works part time at the VA NYS Veteran’s Home in Montrose and has over 50 years of nursing experience.
RN Cecilia leads a Dementia Seminar which covers the causes and stages of the disease as well as positive strategies for living with a loved one with dementia. This seminar is open to client family members as well. The next scheduled Dementia Seminar is Sept 2017.