When you invest in yourself and learn new caregiving skills, you can provide better care to your clients and stand out more as a caregiver. CareLinx caregivers have access to free professional development courses through CareAcademy.

What is CareAcademy? 

You’re busy caring for your clients and it can be hard to find the time and resources for your own career development. That’s why CareLinx offers free, state-approved professional development classes through CareAcademy. CareAcademy instructors are world-class experts in caregiving and geriatrics. 

Through CareAcademy, caregivers can take expert-led caregiving courses at their own pace and on any device. Through these courses, you’ll learn in-depth caregiving skills to help you provide better care to your clients. 

What courses are available in CareAcademy? 

In CareAcademy courses, caregivers learn what it means to be excellent caregivers, including professionalism, good communication skills, how to manage difficult client behaviors and events, workplace safety, client rights, fall prevention, and how to work with older adults with impairments such as memory loss or hearing loss. 

Many courses are free to all registered caregivers. You can also unlock more than 50 premium classes when you complete your background check. 

Some of the courses available through CareAcademy include:

  • Assisting with activities and recreational therapy at home
  • Becoming a professional caregiver on CareLinx
  • Clients’ rights, HIPAA and elder abuse prevention
  • Communicating with older adults 
  • Light housekeeping techniques 
  • Body systems and medical terminology 
  • Heart disease care 
  • Transfers and mobility equipment 
  • Safety precautions and falls prevention

Premium classes include:

  • Coping skills for caregivers
  • Assisting with bathing 
  • Care after hospital discharge
  • Modifying diets to assist with difficulty chewing
  • Emergency procedures

How can CareAcademy benefit my career?

Completed CareAcademy classes show up as certificates on your CareLinx profile, making you stand out more to potential clients – which can mean more and better-paying jobs. 

Are you ready for a rewarding, well-paying role as a CareLinx caregiver? Sign up today and join our network of more than 500,000 caregivers across the United States.

Posted 
June 30, 2021
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