Caregiver Certification

Freedom Home Care is now offering training through the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed), a national training and certification company for the caregiving professions. Through that training caregivers are able to become Certified in various care-related topics. These certifications will allow caregivers to increase their skills and grow professionally while also improving care for our clients.
 

Caregiver Certification matters, because Certified Caregivers:

  • Have foundational training and skills in providing care
  • Understand issues like elder abuse and how to detect or prevent it
  • Know the value of their observation and reporting skills in keeping their clients out of emergency care and hospitals

 

Freedom Home Care offers the following certifications through IPCed:

  • Dementia Care Certification – This training program teaches how to provide outstanding care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. It offers an excellent career ladder for individuals who want to enhance their skills and better understand person-centered care for the individual with dementia.  Includes 23 hours of online training on essential topics.Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.
  • Diabetes Care Certification – Providing quality care to individuals with diabetes means more than simply understanding the diagnosis. This 6 hour program helps caregivers understand the risks that come from infection or wounds and teaches how to manage their clients activity and dietary needs.Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.
  • Parkinson’s Care Certification – Individuals with Parkinson’s disease have a wide range of abilities and challenges. This 12 hour program teaches caregivers how to help clients maintain their independence and mobility as long as possible while understanding some of the special needs of the person in their care.Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.
  • Post Hospital Care Certification – Understanding the unique needs of individuals with chronic or post-acute conditions is vital to preventing rehospitalization. This Certification program teaches the caregiver to understand the primary body systems and most common conditions affecting these systems.  Includes 17 hours of online training for caregivers learning how to provide care, what to observe and how to communicate concerns about conditions that need rapid intervention to avoid a medical emergency.Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care r
  • End of Life Care Certification – Caring for individuals at the end of their lives requires a special understanding of needs, grieving and loss as well as the unique concerns of the family. It also requires a deeper understanding of caregiver self-care and an understanding of hospice and palliative care. Hospice and home care agencies may find this Certification especially useful.  Includes 8 hours of online training on essential topics.Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.