All Caregivers Need to Be Well Trained Whether at Home or in Facilities
The StarTribune had an article titled no training, but lives put in their hands. The article highlights the fact that Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents, some with serious illness and disabilities as cared for by care assistants with very little training, especially considering the complexity of the care many people require.
All Caregivers Need to Be Well Trained
Home care, personal care attendants (PCAs) are in situations where they must deal with complicated medical conditions and there is little, training, support or supervision, all caregivers need to be well trained. Many small providers such as foster care homes, other persons living at home with services have a need for qualified staff to work in the home environment. Since there is often a lack of management and oversight on a day to day based the resident is often left to deal with scheduling issues, substitute caregivers and understaffing or persons who are not qualified to act in the scope of practice, nursing, dietary, medical, etc.. In all situations it is important that the caregivers are qualified and well trained on the resident and their needs as well as any medical equipment, lifts, g-tubes, catheters and others.
The State of Minnesota has a website consumer information site concerning PCA for People with Disabilities
If you have questions about the quality of care provided to someone you love who is receiving home care, assisted living care, care from PCA, in Adult Foster Care, Group Home or other form of elder care or vulnerable adult caregiver call Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation at 612-743-9048 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com