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Skills You Can Learn via Caregiver Training
Typical subjects covered in such training may include:
- Personal care techniques, including proper bathing techniques and lift-and-carry technique
- Recognising early warning signs of health issues and illnesses (such as dementia), how to check for basic vital signs and management of chronic illnesses.
- Courses relating to specific diseases like Dementia and Stroke
- Clinical skills like tube feeding, catheter care, and tracheostomy care
- Courses on emotional coping: How to access and take advantage of local resources for both the caregiver and the care recipient
- Maintaining one's health and wellbeing as a caregiver
Caregiver training can be conducted at the care recipient’s home or at training facilities. The training is usually conducted by a team comprising nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
If you have a family member who requires care, you may apply for the
Caregivers Training Grant (CTG)
, which provides subsidies for your course fees.
Besides attending classes, you can also learn more by reading up. AIC has produced caregiver guides on: