We have been very busy in the past few months at Care-Ed (our learning centre), helping caregivers register for our caregiver training program
. The New Brunswick government recently announced that home support workers will have to take the new standardized training to prepare them for service delivery.
This new training will bring caregiver skills up to the level required to ensure that seniors and people with disabilities receive appropriate care. Older people desire to stay in their own homes with support.
The focus of home support has shifted. Originally, caregivers took care of the home, doing housekeeping and providing meal preparation. It has become increasingly important to provide more complex care for people with complex needs. At Senior Watch, our commitment to education began when the organization was established in 1987. The focus continues to be in the preparation of persons seeking a caregiving career.
If you have any questions about our caregiver training programs
or our homecare services
, give us a call.
Sharing & Caring,Jean & Sharon
Jean Porter Mowatt & Sharon O'BrienSenior Watch
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loved ones want to continue living.
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Considering a Career as a Caregiver?
The focus of Care-Ed, the Senior Watch Learning Centre, continues to be the preparation of persons seeking a caregiving career as well as support for family caregivers.
We offer great options for training and gaining experience as a caregiver. Earn your certificate through hands-on practicums, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, classroom lectures and mentoring. Get Started with your Caregiving Career!
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