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Total Care Training Program

At Home Helpers of Bradenton, we have developed our exciting and exclusive Total Care Training Program that places the growth and development of our Exceptional Caregivers at the forefront. This training is designed for all caregiving team members, many of whom will receive their CNA license approximately six months after enrolling in the program.

Our goal is to maximize your potential as an Exceptional Caregiver. Whether you are experienced or are newer to the home care industry, this program will allow your skills to grow and reinforce your current skillset. The training received and skills developed will apply to the home care industry but will also be very relevant to higher levels of health care and other industries such as hospitality/food service. From start to finish, the goal for most employees will be to complete the program over six months, ending with receiving their CNA license.

This training is of no cost to the staff member and is paid at the individual team member's regular hourly pay rate.

Click the following link to request sign-up for the training program: Sign-Up Form – Total Care Training Program.

The Total Care Training Program emphasizes four areas of training for our caregiving staff:

CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Training and CNA License CNA Training

Giving you the knowledge and skills needed to become a Florida CNA!

This fun and exciting course is for all caregiving team members. The 12 hours of in-person skills training and additional at-home coursework focus on proper care techniques and safety. Whether you are currently a CNA or not, this training ensures that all team members are performing care consistently, safely, and efficiently. This training is facilitated in person by a registered nurse at Landes Emergency Training Services. Upon completion of the training, you will have the opportunity to take the CNA Exam and receive a CNA license. The CNA license can be used across Florida and is transferable to many other states.

Note: For team members who are already CNAs, you will receive CEUs upon completing the training program.

Cooking and Meal Preparation for Seniors

Cooking Training

A fun and exciting cooking course by popular chef, Michaelangelo Larive!!

This 12-hour training is administered in person by Michaelangelo Larive, a professional chef. The training focuses on Culinary and Cooking Skills, Diet/Nutrition for Seniors, and Meal Planning. This hands-on cooking experience takes place over the course of 3 days and will teach you how to create delicious meals that meet the nutritional meals of clients. Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate showing evidence of passing a final test.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Training and Certificate

Alzheimer's Training

Our organization is inspired by Teepa Snow and the Positive Approach to Care® methods and dementia education. While inspired, any knowledge or skills we offer are only representative of our organization, independent of Positive Approach to Care®.

This 4-hour training focuses on the types of dementia, working with those impacted by dementia, and applying those concepts in mock scenarios in the classroom setting. This training is facilitated in person by one of our staff (a registered nurse) -OR- a combination of online and in person. The resulting certificate will be recognized across Florida by any provider licensed through the Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA).

CPR Training and Certificate/Card

CPR Training

Learn CPR or brush up on CPR skills so that you can be effective in an emergency!

This training will focus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a life-saving technique to save those where breathing or heartbeat has stopped. Participants will receive a BLS (Basic Life Support) certificate/card from American Heart Association that is good for two years and is recognized nationally. This training will be facilitated in person by Landes Emergency Training Services.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the eligibility criteria for the program?

To be eligible for the program, you must be consistently providing 16 hours of care or more per week to clients for the agency. You must also be in good standing with the agency.

To maintain eligibility for the program throughout the approximately six-month period, you must:

  • Continue to be in good standing with the agency.
  • Maintain 16 hours or more per week of care to clients for the agency.
  • Not miss any scheduled classes. If you fail to show up for a class, whether you call in advance or not, you may be removed from the program. This is due to the cost of the program and the loss of funds when you miss a class.

How do I sign up for the program?

If you are interested in the program, you will need to complete the Total Care Training Program Sign-Up Form. Soon after completing the form, your manager will get back to you on eligibility and possible inclusion into the program.

Click the following link to request sign-up for the training program: Sign-Up Form – Total Care Training Program.

In what order/schedule will the classes be taken?

For most team members, the following is the approximate timing of the classes:

  • Month 1: CPR Training and Certificate/Card
  • Month 2 or 3: Cooking and Meal Preparation for Seniors
  • Month 4 or 5: Alzheimer's & Dementia Training and Certificate
  • Month 6: CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Training and CNA License

What time are the classes?

The timing of the classes will vary. We will try to work with a group of 4 to 6 team members at a time and do our best to work with the collective availability of the group and those administering the training.

What if I feel I do not need to take all of the classes?

We worked with industry experts to develop this training program. Even the most knowledgeable will learn from this program. All program participants should be open-minded and willing to accept feedback.

Prior to enrolling in any courses, you will meet with your manager to discuss. In some cases, the training program or schedule may be altered for the individual.

Will I be eligible for a raise after completing the program?

Most program participants will be eligible for a raise upon completion of the program. This will depend on several factors such as performance both inside and outside the training program, the date of your last raise (if applicable), and competitive pay rates in our region.

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