Training is important for many reasons but the most important reason is that training helps ensure a safe care environment for everyone involved. Providing care for a person without proper training can result in injury not only to the care provider by also the person receiving care.
In addition, many treatable conditions can go unnoticed if the care provider is not properly trained to report changes in condition.
Finally, older adults sometimes have multiple chronic conditions that make them more susceptible to injury or illness. When care providers have proper training sometimes avoidable injuries and illness can be prevented by taking simple precautionary measures. Schmieding Certified Home Caregivers are taught not only what to look for, to detect changes in condition but also what information to report and how they are advocates for the older person and their family.