Many life transitions can be difficult and finding a caregiver shouldn’t be one of them. Options Home Care employs qualified, accredited and compassionate Caregivers in your own community. We take this responsibility very seriously, which is why our Caregivers are prepared with the experience and necessary training to take care of you or your loved one.

Follow-up trainings are used to ensure that our caregivers are experts on the best practices related to your needs:

  • Two day orientation for new employees – Day One - 8 hours of classroom training for our Caregivers that include policies and procedures. Day Two - CPR / First Aid Certification.
  • Session (s) of Calendar with you, your Caregiver and their Supervisor – detailed review of the individualized plan of care based on your calendar and tasks requested.
  • Monthly Training Program
    • These trainings are conducted with the Client. They are designed to be practical and interactive trainings.
    • The trainings cover the most requested and necessary topics for Caregivers.
    • The trainings last 1 hour and include a quiz
    • These trainings are held during the Caregiver’s working hours.
    • Short quiz = 5 questions related to the material and 5 specific questions related to the Clients.
    • Client/Caregiver specialized training – addresses the concerns and/or specific interests – as requested during the monthly home visits or by calling the offices of Options Home Care.
  • Caregivers Training Program
    • During the Home Visit
      • The Caregiver Supervisor provides training during monthly home visits (HV, for its acronym in English) and collects the following month’s examination.
        • When the caregiver is present at the time of the monthly home visits – It must sign the home visit form showing they received the training and acknowledges the quiz must be completed before the next home visit; the caregiver then puts the completed questionnaire in the Options binder.
    • During the Home Visit (HV), the supervisor corrects the short training quiz and returns it to the Options office.
    • Specialized Trainings
      • At any time; when the Caregiver needs additional or specialized training adapted to the needs of the Client, please contact your local Options office to set one of the following courses or to request a different training:
        • Understanding Arthritis
        • Helping those with Asthma
        • What to do during a Diabetic Attack?
        • What to do during a seizure?
        • Keeping an eye on Fibromyalgia
        • Recognizing Hypoxia
        • Infectious Diseases – Awareness and Universal Precautions
        • Helping those with Kidney problems
        • Understanding Parkinson’s Disease
        • Helping a Client with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disease
        • All forms of Substance Abuse
        • Support to Clients Likely to Hoarding
        • Helping those with a Traumatic Brain Injury