Re: Wondering how I go about being a caregiver on my own
Chrissy, depending on the state you live in, the certification is different. There are many levels of caregivers, from Home health aids, to Certified Nurse Assistants to Hopsice Aids and even companions...
In NJ, where I live, my company employs all of them. Each level of certification has differnt schooling, from 6 months to 2 years. Most community colleges and some vo-tech schools offer these certifications.
I would check with an agency whom already has this type of offering, to see if they train their people, or where they suggest getting the training. Contact the local Community College and VoTech schools and start reasearching. There is an enomrous need for caregivers, especially if you like working with Seniors...
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