At Assisting Hands Home Care in Schaumburg, the safety of our clients and caregivers is our top priority. Before sending our caregivers into the homes of each client, they will become insured and bonded with our home care agency and attend an 8-hour training session with our staff.
As part of our commitment to remain updated on the latest safety standards in the home care agency, Assisting Hands Home Care is proud to have passed Age Safe America’s Senior Home Safety Specialist Certification test.
About Senior Home Safety Specialist Certification
The Senior Home Safety Specialist course has provided our home care agency with resources to better educate clients and caregivers about the importance of fall prevention, personal safety, financial exploitation, and much more.
The 5-hour course is only available to those in the senior care industry, making it a unique certification that caters specifically to our clients. The 17-module self-study program issues a quiz after each chapter that the participant must pass in order to continue. After successfully completing each module, an aesthetic certificate as well as a digital copy of the Senior Home Safety Specialist emblem are issued.
All of the following topics are covered in the online course:
- Fall Prevention Myths and Practices
- Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions
- Aging-in Place Home Modifications
- Mobility and Accessibility Issues
- Home and Senior Safety Technologies
- Considerations for Alzheimer’s/Dementia
- Crime Prevention and Personal Safety
- Senior Exploitation, Identity Theft and Scams
- Communication with Older Adults and Family
- Performing a Complete Home Safety Assessment
With the addition of this helpful training, Assisting Hands Home Care in Schaumburg is even better equipped to educate caregivers on reducing the risk of falls, threats to personal safety, caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, and much more.
For more information about our home care services or information regarding the Senior Home Safety Specialist Certification, please contact Assisting Hands Home Care in Schaumburg, IL at (847) 448-0844.