Empowering You to Care for Family Members | Transforming Your Experience into the Powerful Difference
Family Care Manager Training
When we take on the care of a family member, we often feel alone as we figure out how to manage and provide care.
Our training program empowers you with the skills and knowledge you need. Our instructors either cared or care for a family member so they understand what it’s like. Our instructors also completed our Certified Caregiving Consultant training and have launched their own small business to support and train family caregivers. Our courses combine self-study with a live, virtual classroom experience. During the live, 30-minute classroom experience, you’ll connect with others caring for a family member and engage in an interactive presentation to increase your confidence and skills.
Our curriculum empowers you with the skills, techniques and strategies to help you care for a family member. When you complete 12 classes, you earn the Certified Family Care Manager certification. In addition, after earning your certification, you receive access to additional courses at no charge: The Caregiving Master Classes and Leadership Training for the Family Caregiver.
Enroll in your classes, below. In order to become certified, you’ll want to take 12 courses of your choice within a four-month period. When you enroll before August 1, you’ll save 20% on the regular price of $29.95. Our courses, below, reflect our sale price of $23.96.
After enrolling, you’ll be directed to your course material. You’ll be able to schedule your live class and begin completing your assignments. You’ll want to complete assignments before joining your live class. If you have any questions, you can contact your instructor or Deeann, our assistant.
Steadying Your Stumbles
In this class, we’ll help you find your steadies for your stumbles.
In this module, you will learn about the basic activities of daily living (ADL’s) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL’s). You’ll learn how ADL’s and IALD’s are used in determining appropriate support and care. You’ll also gain a basic understanding of how to provide ADL care in the home.
Learn how to protect yourself, your caree and your family members from infections in the home. You’ll learn about personal protective equipment and when it is needed. Most important, you’ll learn about the signs and symptoms of infections, including how to identify common infections.
In this module, you will learn about medication awareness and organization, including the questions to ask when a new medication is started and various methods to keep medication organized. You’ll also gain insights into medication safety and learn the common medical and medication abbreviations.
Managing Assumptions about Our Caregiving Role and Caree Relationship
Assumptions about our role and relationship with our caree complicates the challenge of navigating the care system. How has your role as family caregiver been misidentified, unseen or disregarded as essential? In this course, we'll share language and other tools to empower advocacy for ourselves and our carees to fulfill care needs.
Caregiving is stressful. When we can better manage stress, the caregiving experience unfolds as a journey. We can more clearly see the stages and better understand our purpose. In this 30-minute live workshop, you will be empowered with the knowledge and skills that will help you embrace the role while releasing the stress. You will leave with the tools to create your own sustainable caregiving journey.
It’s difficult to think clearly during the emotional stress of the end of life. Making an end-of-life plan in advance helps families understand a loved one’s wishes and avoid conflict during the final days. When you and your family know what to expect, you can keep the focus on bringing comfort to your loved one. Preparation will make it easier to handle your feelings, your family members, and the way you care for your loved one physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
How to Help Your Loved One in the Hospital: You Can Make a Difference
When a loved one is in the hospital, there’s a lot to manage — and it feels overwhelming. Get practical tips and tricks for managing the hospital experience and understanding the importance of your role as a family caregiver.
Family caregivers so often feel as if they are alone in their journey. This class will help you to see that you actually have a TEAM to support you and help you through this journey. Once you begin to look at who your team members are and what they do, you will begin to feel as if you are not so alone and have some control.
When caring for a family member, two areas are essential to address as early as possible in the caregiving experience: the financial and legal matters of your family member. With this information and these documents, you will be able to seamlessly help your family member if they became unable to manage their own affairs.
A caregiving experience involves learning new information, finding resources and experimenting to find the answers that work for your caregiving situation. There is no failure in caregiving, only stumbles along the way. These stumbles can be identified, acknowledged and resolved. When we have the right information to steady ourselves. Because we may be new to caregiving, our stumbles may not even be obvious to us!
The way you relate to your caree and others in your life is changed by caregiving. Learn an intentional conversation model that is based on effective communication skills and a greater awareness of your family dynamics that impact effective communication. When you learn and practice these new skills early in your caregiving journey, they become a foundation for stress relief and self-care.