In today's society, there is a growing need for professionals who are trained in home care. Also known as live-in care givers, these professionals are hired by private individuals to care for young children, the disabled or the elderly while staying in the employer's home. Live-in care givers have a range of duties which cover caring for the client as well as certain domestic duties.
A career as a live-in care giver can be a challenging one as it combines a number of different skill requirements. Students must learn how to deal with family situations, individual issues as well as medical issues. While it is a challenging field, it is one that can be very fulfilling and provides a strong foundation for those looking to specialize in this field.
Programs that teach residential and home care training will teach students about medical terminology and the role of the live-in care giver and professionalism on the job. Students will learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body as well as how to evaluate relationships within the family. Students will also learn how to identify possible signs of abuse, particularly of the elderly or infants. They will learn how to deal with patients with dementia, such as Alzheimer's. Programs also cover personal care and hygiene skills such as feeding and bathing as well as nutrition and household management. Students will also learn how to deal with the family and assist them in any client-related issues they may have. Students will also learn how to cope with dying in the case of the terminally ill or elderly patients.
Today there are many job opportunities available to residential and home care professionals which guarantee a financially stable future. Students may also opt for further specialization in their field.
Canadian Provinces with Career Colleges offering diplomas, programs or courses in Residential and Home Care Training
Prince Edward Island