Care Team Connect: Caregiver Training


  • Caregiver Training Overview

Caregiver Training Overview

Prior to deploying a tablet in the home, project leaders should coordinate training with caregivers to ensure that they understand the mission of the project and how to use the recommended apps for engagement.



Group vs. Individual Training 

Host training for small groups or individuals depending on your team's needs.


GROUP TRAINING

When you are launching the program with a few clients or a case that requires multiple caregivers, it can be helpful to host a group session. Caregiver training sessions are designed to be fun, interactive, and personaized. Encourage storytelling and work together to practice engagement strategies with each other.

Get the most out of group sessions by planning setup and sample activities. The following suggestions will help ensure caregivers have a positive experience:

  • Ensure Connectivity - Connect with your IT provider to make sure your company's wireless network can accomodate several additional tablets using the Wi-Fi for training activities.
  • Print the Caregiver Welcome Packet - Each tablet kit includes a welcome packet with worksheets that explain key engagement strategies. 
  • Assesmble the Tablet Kits - Prepare the tablet kits with the tablet, accessories, and a personalized welcome packet.
  • Connect to a Display - If possible, connect to a TV or projector to share the slides for caregiver training.
  • Add Your Touch - Make training fun by adding music, themes, or snacks that you know your team will appreciate.

Investing the time to ensure an enjoable experience can promote team building and inspire caregivers to support each other.

INDIVIDUAL TRAINING

While group training is useful for getting started with several caregivers at once, it requires an investment of time and planning. Most organizations choose to host group sessions a few times per year, and rely on individual training to include additional caregivers on an ongoing basis.  

Project leaders can easily adapt caregiver training the individuals level of comfort with engagement strategies and tablet activities. The following suggestions will help you familiarize caregivers in one-on-one settings:  

  • Prepare a Sample Tablet - Make sure you have the assigned tablet or similarly setup tablet to practice engagement activities.
  • Adjust to the Caregiver Level of Comfort - Some caregivers will be more comfortable using the tablets than others. Keep it simple for caregivers. If you feel like they may get overwhelmed, focus on simply playing music and introduce additional strategies later.
  • Make It Hands-on and Personalized - Provide some suggestions for activities based on the client's background. Practice them together on the tablet.

Caregiver Training Overview

Prior to deploying a tablet in the home, project leaders should coordinate training with caregivers to ensure that they understand the mission of the project and how to use the recommended apps for engagement.



Group vs. Individual Training 

Host training for small groups or individuals depending on your team's needs.  


GROUP TRAINING

When you are launching the program with a few clients or a case that requires multiple caregivers, it can be helpful to host a group session. Caregiver training sessions are designed to be fun, interactive, and personaized. Encourage storytelling and work together to practice engagement strategies with each other.

Get the most out of group sessions by planning setup and sample activities. The following suggestions will help ensure caregivers have a positive experience:

  • Ensure Connectivity - Connect with your IT provider to make sure your company's wireless network can accomodate several additional tablets using the Wi-Fi for training activities.
  • Print the Caregiver Welcome Packet - Each tablet kit includes a welcome packet with worksheets that explain key engagement strategies. 
  • Assesmble the Tablet Kits - Prepare the tablet kits with the tablet, accessories, and a personalized welcome packet.
  • Connect to a Display - If possible, connect to a TV or projector to share the slides for caregiver training.
  • Add Your Touch - Make training fun by adding music, themes, or snacks that you know your team will appreciate.

Investing the time to ensure an enjoable experience can promote team building and inspire caregivers to support each other.

INDIVIDUAL TRAINING

While group training is useful for getting started with several caregivers at once, it requires an investment of time and planning. Most organizations choose to host group sessions a few times per year, and rely on individual training to include additional caregivers on an ongoing basis.  

Project leaders can easily adapt caregiver training the individuals level of comfort with engagement strategies and tablet activities. The following suggestions will help you familiarize caregivers in one-on-one settings:  

  • Prepare a Sample Tablet - Make sure you have the assigned tablet or similarly setup tablet to practice engagement activities.
  • Adjust to the Caregiver Level of Comfort - Some caregivers will be more comfortable using the tablets than others. Keep it simple for caregivers. If you feel like they may get overwhelmed, focus on simply playing music and introduce additional strategies later.
  • Make It Hands-on and Personalized - Provide some suggestions for activities based on the client's background. Practice them together on the tablet.

Care Team Connect: Caregiver Training


  • Caregiver Training Overview