CareForce Caregivers Spend the Day Updating Their Skills

On June 26, the Lynnwood office was crowded and busy as CareForce Home Care Aides attended our semi-annual skills update.  Rotating through several sessions, caregivers learned about emergency preparedness, skin care, condom catheter care, documentation and communication with clinical supervisors, communication between caregivers who share client care, stroke prevention and treatment, the positive physical approach to dementia and  understanding the new Washington State Laws related to continuing education.  It is always wonderful to see rooms full of our caregivers eager to learn, asking great questions, sharing experiences, and either learning, reviewing, or advancing their caregiving skills.  Equally exciting is to have our CareForce Care Managers sharing their knowledge and expertise with our caregiving staff in a postive learning environment.  I am unsure that there is any home care agency in the Puget Sound that gives their caregivers the opportunity in one day to learn from 5 different RN’s and one Social Worker in a 3-4 hour span of time.  Thanks to our caregivers and clinicans for making this happen.   Thanks to our staffers, Jolene and Elizabeth, who helped our caregivers plan their schedule around the training. Thanks to Esther Cooper for helping CareForce learn about and come into compliance with the new state laws regarding continuing education.