Caregiving is a rewarding profession. It allows you to help seniors in your community age in place with dignity. If you’re interested in this career, you’ll want to explore training options and decide what’s best for you.

Caregiver Training

First, you will have to decide what kind of Caregiver you want to be and what the certification requirements are in your state. These requirements can vary, so it’s important that you do some research. There are many Caregiver classes, certifications, and licenses available. If you need help understanding the requirements in your state, reach out to your local Griswold office.

Caregiver classes are designed to help the everyday individual in taking care of their loved ones and do not offer any professional-level certification. They cover topics such as personal care, nutrition, home safety, and Alzheimer’s care. Classes are a great way for family and volunteer Caregivers to gain vital information about caring for their loved ones who suffer from chronic illnesses or disabilities.

Caregiver certifications are professional-level courses. Caregivers can earn general certifications, as well as those relating to specific illnesses and needs such as dementia, disabilities, multiple sclerosis, and more. They’re also a great way to set yourself apart from other Caregivers.

Being a licensed Caregiver is the highest level of training. Licensing may be required for CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants), HHAs (Home Health Aides), and other professionals that provide medical care.There are many ways to get the Caregiver training you need. Once you decide what level of training is best for you, you’re ready to get started. Just remember, please check your state requirements before beginning any training to ensure you’re on the right path.

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*The Griswold service model varies depending on which state the office is in. In some states, our service is solely to refer thoroughly screened professional caregivers. In other states, we employ and supervise the caregivers. In every state, we're 100% focused on quality services and responsiveness to your needs. For each office, you'll see its service model and learn how we can best help you and your family with your home care needs. (See item 7 and item 19 of our current FDD for additional information.)