Specialty Caregiver Certifications
CertifiedCare offers 2 specialty certification programs:
I The CertifiedCare Alzheimer’s Caregiving Specialist Certification Program
An estimated 800,000 individuals with Alzheimer’s live alone.
Of those who have Alzheimer’s and live alone, up to half of them do not have an identifiable caregiver.
There is a growing demand for professional caregivers who know how to care for persons suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.
- 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease.
- One in eight older Americans has Alzheimer's disease.
- Over 15 million americans provide unpaid care for a person with alzheimer’s or other dementias.
- 3.5 million health care providers are needed just to maintain the current ratio of health care workers to the population as forcasted by 2030.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nursing Home Data Compendium, 2010 Edition.
Become a CertifiedCare Dementia Care Specialists and join the ranks of the premier dementia caregivers. With nearly 60 years of collective experience in dementia care, education and certification, CertifiedCare provides state-of-the-art dementia education and direct care provider support. Training education from CertifiedCare helps transform staff capabilities and quality of care and take it to the next level. As a result, persons with dementia experience a higher quality of life, caregivers find more job satisfaction and less stress, and corporate providers improve their business bottomline results.
Offering At Home dementia capable care helps your organization:
• Maximize reimbursements
• Reduce staff turnover
• Increase census and revenue
• Improve outcomes
II The Special Needs Personal Care Aide Certification Program
The CertifiedCare Special Needs Personal Care Aide Certification Program is designed and written for family or professional caregivers who provide nonmedical support services. Focus is on essential skills and practices applicable to the care and comfort of mentally or physically disabled adults.
You will learn: about mental health and mental illness; how to identify common causes of disabilities; identify social and emotional needs of persons suffering from various mental and/or physical disabilities; manage the care of persons suffering from developmental disabilities and chronic conditions; and execute care plans for this client population.
The chapters describe behavioral interventions and environmental strategies that aim to improve daily activities and quality of life from a proactive communication and interactive basis for adults and elders living with Special Needs.
Creating an individualized service plan for individuals with disabilities is often required for individuals or agency staff who provide Medicaid-reimbursed Residential Support, Personal Assistance, Day Support, In Home Care, or Prevocational Services. Also, various other funding sources and acccrediting boards, such as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), require a clear plan of action that is person centered. It is a necessity that all healthcare providers possess basic proficiency and competency as identified by their own state and/or governing board. Though every state is different, CertifiedCare's Special Needs Personal Care Aide Certification Program will teach you how to put together a dynamic, thoughtfully prepared service plan for persons living with disabilities that can serve as the cornerstone for any particular states requirements.
Everything you need to know for the CertifiedCare Special Needs PErsonal Care Aide certification exam is covered by the eText.