Nursing Home Senior Care Training is Essential
Lack of senior care training is one of the reasons that have been cited for the increase in elder care-related incidents throughout the Twin cities.
In Bloomington, more training is coming to those who work with older adults and the goal of the training is to teach strategies and tactics that will enable caretakers to effectively work better with their senior customers. This Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) course is held in communities all around the country and its goal is to better ensure that the needs of seniors are met.
Need for Better Senior Care Training
Unfortunately, training has been a topic in recent years due to the increase in the number of nursing home neglect cases. Seniors have walked out of their facilities without being noticed, they have not been cared for properly and developed bed sores, hazards have been left alone and caused seniors to fall, and so much more. With better training, it is said that those working with seniors would better be able to handle the demands of the position.
Better training is something that has been a topic of conversation among many advocates for years. Statistically, better training can lead to better staff retention and also help staff members do their jobs the way that they are supposed to do them. Better staff retention also means less pressure on staff because being short-handed can lead to many issues, such as certain duties being neglected. Duties that are neglected can lead to injury and illness of nursing home residents.
Through the Society of Certified senior Advisors training course that is occurring in Bloomington from May 6th to May 9th, Certified Senior Advisors will be better trained to take on their roles with more confidence and clarity. Any type of additional training for those working with seniors can reduce the chances of medication errors and other issues that can be life threatening for the senior community. However, this type of training helps seniors make more informed decisions about their futures. Certified senior Advisors can help families plan eldercare, make decisions regarding finances, and much more.
Better training can also help individuals working with seniors better identify when there is a problem, such as abuse or neglect. The reduction of those issues can lead to a better quality of life for Minnesota’s seniors.
All in all, the number of nursing home incidents has been the result of inadequate training, inability to retain staff, and lack of resources to educate seniors, and the hiring of staff not competent to take care of seniors. CSAs can help with giving seniors and their families the resources that they need to make informed decisions about nursing homes, finances, and more. By having the proper information, seniors and their families can use it to decide on the appropriate type of care or facility within the expanding senior care industry.
Report Failures in Senior Care Training
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
If you have concerns about financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.