In-home (IHSS) Caregivers
Our multi-week courses prepare In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers to address general health and safety needs as well as support those consumers with cognitive impairments and/or complex physical care needs.
Course Topics: Basic Health and Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia, Autism, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury
Our training, offered in eight languages and designed specifically for adult learners with varying levels of education, incorporates the voice of the caregiver and the consumer. The caregiver training program has been proven to enhance care, reduce emergency room visits and inpatient stays while reducing caregiver isolation, loneliness, and depression.
Nursing Home Caregivers
Our nursing home caregiver training and support program, established through the Education Fund, offers a range of education services and opportunities to bargaining unit members. It includes CNA and LVN apprenticeship programs, skill-building courses, continuing education units, individual case management, skills assessments, certificate programs, recertification programs, and more. The nursing home caregiver program is designed to elevate the skills of the worker, the lives of the residents and the quality of services of the facilities.
The Education Fund was established in 2009 and is the result of a joint labor-management partnership between SEIU Local 2015 and skilled nursing facility (SNF) employers to provide training opportunities for qualifying SNF workers.
“I knew this (training) would be very important and useful as I always want to be a better caregiver for my son.”
Certified Nurse Assistant
“The Education Fund has given me the opportunity to further my education and be able to provide even higher quality care to my residents.”