Family Caregiver: Basic Skills

Total Training Time: 8-16 Hours

With more and more family members taking on the role of caregiver for an older adult, the need for information surrounding the topics of aging and caregiving is dramatically increasing. Family Caregiver Series: Basic Skills is a course consisting of four workshops that cover topics relevant to caring for a loved one who requires basic assistance in the home. Designed with the family/ volunteer caregiver in mind, the workshops provide information that promotes the health of not only the care recipient, but also the caregiver.

Course Workshops

Caregiving Essentials

  • Infection Control
  • Home Safety
  • Caregiver Stress

Stay Clean, Stay Healthy

  • Skin Care
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • Personal Care
  • Medication Safety and Management

Nutrition & Digestive Health

  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Mealtime Assistance
  • Bowel and Bladder Health

Body Movement & Mobility

  • Body Movement and Mobility
  • Proper Transfer Techniques


Course Includes

  • Participant manuals, developed with health literacy in mind, make it easy for participants to understand the content and quickly apply workshop information at home
  • Step-by-step guides provide participants with references to ensure that they are providing safe and effective care
  • Information on helpful devices as well as national caregiving resources for wide range of topics that give participants the tools they need to feel confident they are providing the best care
  • Two-hour workshop structure allows for flexibility in delivery

Interested in offering this course at your school or organization? Call us at 855.442.5100 for licensing information.