Professional Caregiver Education
There are more than 14 million professionals in the U. S. who care for others as part of their job. Some are caregivers both at work and at home. Providing care for those who are ill, dying, and vulnerable is a universal need. It is not always easy to do.
Although fulfilling, being a compassionate caregiver can drain energy and good health. Among professionals, work-related stress can develop into burnout or compassion fatigue which compromises the capacity to provide safe, quality care.
Content and Contact Hours
Our Professional Caregiver Education programs will help your professional caregiving employees retain their productivity, well-being, and capacity to care. Contact hours for professional re-licensure can be offered for programs that include:
- Burnout or Bonfire: An examination of compassion fatigue in professional practice. This program explores the clinician’s risk for compassion fatigue. Using the widely respected Pro-QOL (Version5), participants assess and find ways to recognize symptoms in themselves and colleagues. Individual and organization-based prevention strategies are also examined.
- Preserving Your Capacity to Care: A self-care program for all professional caregiversAlthough gratifying, being a compassionate caregiver can take a toll, depleting staff resilience, decreasing their productivity, and undermining their capacity to care. A professional version of The 7C’s of Self-Care helps participants design a healthy self-care protocol.
- Why and How to Care for Family Caregivers: An awareness-building program for professionals. This program is designed for clinicians and others working in health care or social service organizations. Based on current family caregiver data, participants learn practical ways to recognize and respond to family caregivers’ needs in the clinical or residential setting. Resources that can be used in the workplace are provided.
Contact Us to see how an investment in caregiver support will yield positive returns in the health and productivity of your employees and organization.