The Essence of Caregivers as Health Care Providers

Caregiver is a person who provides assistance to an individual who has disability, or someone whose health is debilitated by sickness or old age. It is someone who manages medications or takes care of household chores, meals, or bills for another person who cannot do these things alone. This individual who needs aid is called the patient, is either staying in his or her own home, with his or her children, or mostly staying in a private elderly homes. There are also some government hospitals supported by associations with outreach programs who accept them as in-house patients.

Few decades ago, caregiving is an unpaid service provided by relatives or friends to a disabled or sick individual or aged people so that these people can maintain an independent lifestyle. When the percentage rate of elderly people from developed countries was enormously increasing, this brought an alarming insufficiency of health care providers from their own country. Caregiver is now starting to create a big market all over the world and caregiver training schools are emerging.

A health care provider doesn’t have to be a family member or a loved one. There are so many types of health care providers and one of them is a certified live-in caregiver and they are of huge demand because of the increasing population of the elderly people. The arising needs of health care providers abroad made many institutions to specialize caregiver training course.

For other people, caregiving is just another job or duty. But for Filipinos, it is more on doing what is the best for their loved ones or for their patients. A certified live-in caregivers supplied abroad from the Philippines are not just health care workers by certification but a reliable compassionate worker who can be an extended family member or simply a friend. Regardless of how difficult the task is, no matter how much sacrifice they have been through for their loved ones, taking care of sick and senile people have never been a problem.

In the Philippines, there are about 50 caregiver training schools within Metro Manila only and about 10 in Cebu City, and a lot more from other regions. These training schools are duly accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA, a Philippine government agency responsible for managing and supervising technical education and skills development in the Philippines.

Cleverlearn Caregiver School

CLEVERLEARN is committed to help fill the gap. Introducing, Cleverlearn Caregiving Program that provides comprehensive training to produce certified live- in caregivers. Live– in caregivers are individuals qualified to provide assistance to children and elderly as well as to persons with disabilities in private homes without supevision.

In order to qualify as a certified caregiver, the course was developed to provide proper skills and techniques in handling infants/children, elderly and people with special needs or disabilities.

Course Modules

  • Live-in caregiver program
  • Basic Healthcare and Procedures 1
  • Basic Healthcare and Procedures 2
  • Basic Emergency Care
    • Disabilities and Special Needs
      • Infant and Child Care
    • Geriatrics Care
      • Home Management, Food and Nutrition
      • Personality Development and Effective Communication.

Other Inclusions

Two weeks on the job training (minimum): Hospital, Elderly Home and Hotel. Preparation for TESDA Competency Exam (National Certificate II)

Program Price

  • Tuition fee = 19,500 Php
    • *If Fully Paid = 10% discount – 17,550 Php
  • *INSTALLMENT BASIS
    • Enrollment fee = 3,000 Php
    • Monthly fee = 2,750 Php

Cleverlearn Caregiver Course Modules

Live-in Caregiver Program

This is an Overview about Canada in general. This will also give the trainees more information about Live-in Caregiver Program.

Personality Development and Effective Communication

This module is designed in a way that trainees will further enhance their personalities when it comes to dealing with people. This will help them build a respectable character to help them become reliable and trustworthy in the eyes of the patients.

Basic Health Care Procedures 1

This module deals with the foundational skills and techniques of a health care provider. Different approaches will be used to ensure that the students fully understand and master the performance of skills presented. Rationale during demonstration will be provided to let students understand the reason for that specific action.

Basic Health Care Procedures 2

Topics covered are more on PT aspects. The emphasis is more on promoting a safe working environment both for caregiver and the patient. Prevention of secondary complications and untoward incidents, progression of a disease and promotion of relaxation are also part of this module.

Infant and Child Care

Child psychology is incorporated to be able to effectively manage difficult or challenging behaviors as well as understand the rationale for that such behavior. Techniques on how to put a baby to sleep, how to respond to different types of cries, how to make a toddler listen and behave, are just the few things that a trainee will learn from this module.

Geriatric Care

This module includes normal changes associated with aging process, the difficulties encountered by the elderly while coping with these changes, and taking care of sick patients.

Disabilities and Special Needs

This module is especially designed to give the trainees basic knowledge about the common diseases or conditions, its signs and symptoms, and the appropriate treatments. It includes diseases affecting different systems of the body. Strategies and lifestyle modifications are also included to teach the patients how to become functional despite their disabilities.

Basic Emergency Care

This comprehensive module will make the trainees understand, identify and respond to different medical emergencies. They are simple enough to make everybody understand even those who having no medical background; and concise enough to learn most of the techniques used in saving lives.

Home management and Nutrition

This module will be the bread and butter of the Live-in Caregivers. Although most of the topics are practical, proper techniques and procedures will be taught to further improve their skills.

On-the-Job Training Affiliations:

Cleverlearn Residences – Home Management and Nutrition

Dr. Ignacio M. Cortes General Hospital – Basic Healthcare Procedures.

Seven Sisters Servants of Mary Elderly Home Inc./Ramon Durano Foundation – Geriatric Care

Adam Jennie’s Christian Center for Special Children – Disabilities and Special Needs

Phil. National Red Cross – Basic Emergency Care

Caregiver Course Outline:

Total number of training hours : 900 hours

Training duration for a batch: 30 weeks

On- the- Job Training : 80 hours

First Aid Training

Additional:

Preparation for the TESDA Competency Exam

English as the medium of instruction

For more information about Caregiving Program and Enrollment process visit today celicg.com.

-TESDA Accredited WTR No. 0707022166

-Additional updated trainings for caregivers

-International acclaimed training center

-Free Intensive TESDA Competency Exam Review & Coaching

-Flexible class schedule (Monday-Thursday) 2:00 – 6:00 PM

-Fully equipped demo/laboratory rooms

-Get 10% off if paid by cash

Cleverlearn Residences, Saac II, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015

Tel No.: 495-9955

Website: http://www.celicg.com

Why Cleverlearn in Caregiving?

The easygoing way to work overseas is to become a CAREGIVER. Today, profound changes are seen in almost every place of the globe. The ever increasing population and the everyday life have brought about an alarming insufficiency of social support throughout the world.

Cleverlearn English Language Institute (CELI) is committed to help fill the gap through the Caregiver Program. It provides all-inclusive training to produce certified live–in caregivers. Live–in caregivers are individuals qualified to provide support to children and elderly as well as to persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision.

Objectives:

To produce certified live– in caregivers who are highly competent and competitive to provide assistance to children and elderly as well as to persons with disabilities and dependable in the field of caregiving. To equip students with effective communication skills using English language.

As people live longer in industrial countries, the percentage of the elderly population is rising. In Japan, by the year 2040, the percentage of the elderly rises to 44.70%; that is almost half the population of Japan. In the UK and Canada, it will rise up to 33% and so with the other developed European countries. A large population of elderly has a greater need of healthcare and so this means there is a big market and need for caregivers all over the world.

As the years go by, the lifestyle of the people living in these industrial countries will change. Family members will no longer have time to care for a sick or elder family member. This, therefore, presents an opportunity for the trained caregiver in these countries. The trained caregiver will take the place of the family member who cannot take care of these patients.

With the shift in style also, both parents feel the need to work. A problem in who takes care of the child arises. This is where the trained caregivers comes in. The trained caregiver will take care of the children whose parents are both working.

These job opportunities in developed countries are steadily increasing over the years. The demand for health caregivers poses a very good market for jobs in the developed countries.

This is why we, at Cleverlearn, feel the need of extending this training to people for a brighter future.