Training – An Integral Part of the CareForce Mission
At CareForce we believe that the very best caregivers continuously update their knowledge and skills through a commitment to lifetime learning.
CareForce offers a wide variety of specialized training developed to improve caregiver and client knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. We believe that current knowledge is so important that we offer training to our employees as a part of their compensation package. We also believe that our Mission also involves providing affordable education and training to our customers, our colleagues, and our community. CareForce classes and workshops are approved to meet the credentialing and continuing education requirements of caregivers at all levels from home care companions through Registered Nurses.
CareForce Affordable Community Education Series.
Since 2005, CareForce has organized and sponsored high quality workshops for our customers, other family caregivers, professional caregivers, colleagues, and our community at affordable prices. We see this as part of the CareForce Mission “To improve the quality of care for vulnerable people”. With careful planning and collaboration with others in the community, we are able to keep these events affordable to all. This allows us to bring speakers who are widely recognized for their special expertise and exceptional training skills to the communities we serve. Consequently, vulnerable people will benefit from better understanding and care from their families, friends, professional caregivers, and others in our community who serve to support them.
Customized and Mobile Training. Our courses are taught in our classroom conveniently located in Lynnwood, Washington.
We are available to conduct training at your site in the Puget Sound area for a negotiated fee. Our training faculty will also work with you to develop continuing education offerings to meet the specialized caregiver training needs for your facility.
Our Philosophy and Faculty. The courses and workshops offered by CareForce are taught by expert healthcare professionals.
CareForce training and continuing education classes are developed to meet the changing needs of health care today, and are delivered with careful attention to important principles of adult learning. For example, we keep class sizes small to increase participant and instructor interaction. We respect the knowledge that every participant brings to share during the learning experience, and we recognize that each person has their own learning style.
Our Director of Training is Susan “Sam” Miller, MN, ARNP. Sam has been a member of the Nursing Faculty at Washington State University and Montana State University. She also has extensive experience in developing and providing adult education and training in practice settings. Most importantly, Sam has extensive and recent practice experience as a psychiatric nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority. She is an well recognized expert in the care of mental illness and dementia.