SkilledUp™ Specialized Care Certifications (SCC)
SkilledUp™ Specialized Certifications are competency-based training programs used to build functional skills in specific areas of elderly care. These SkilledUp™-recommended certifications create opportunities for direct care workers to improve their proficiency and ability to provide expert-level, quality care.
SkilledUp™ Offers Nine Specialized Certifications:
SkilledUp™ offers two levels of certifications: Basic and Advanced. There are two Basic Specialized Certifications currently available in the Silver and Gold packages. Six additional Advanced Specialized Certifications are available in the Gold Package.
DEMENTIA CARE CERTIFICATION
Reviewed and recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association, this competency-based training curriculum is for direct care workers who provide care to older adults living with dementia. From the fundamentals of dementia to best practices for supporting older adults living with dementia with activities of daily living, this certification offers a complete educational solution to equip care workers with the skills needed to provide optimal care to older adults living with dementia.
DIABETES CARE CERTIFICATION
Caregivers learn the skills needed to provide optimal care to older adults living with diabetes. This certification includes knowledge about the disease process, nutrition/diet, and exercise considerations.
HEART DISEASE CARE CERTIFICATION
Caregivers learn to provide care for clients with heart disease and other common cardiovascular diseases and conditions. Class content includes assisting clients with performing ADLs and IADLs and specific considerations for observation and reporting.
PARKINSON'S DISEASE CARE CERTIFICATION
This certification equips caregivers with the knowledge and skills to provide optimal care to older adults living with Parkinson’s disease, including Parkinson’s disease dementia.
RESPIRATORY CONDITION CARE CERTIFICATION
Completing this certification will provide the knowledge and skills to care for clients with common respiratory diseases and conditions. Topics include assisting clients with performing ADLs, medications, and safety considerations, as well as observation and reporting considerations.
STROKE RECOVERY CARE CERTIFICATION
This certification provides the skills needed to offer optimal care to older adults who have suffered and/or are recovering from a stroke. Class content includes activities of daily living, diet/nutrition, and exercise considerations.
Basic certifications are included in SkilledUp's Silver and Gold packages.
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COVID-19 Care Certification
Learn how to provide safe client care during the coronavirus pandemic. Become familiar with COVID protocols and PPE that they may not routinely wear, and refresh on critical infection control practices
Safety and Falls Prevention Certification
This certification provides caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent falls and keep older adults safe in and around their homes. It includes specific prevention considerations for older adults living with dementia.
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