Companion care provides people the help they need to remain safe and comfortable at home. This type of home care involves a variety of basic duties and activities. This course describes the roles and responsibilities of companion homemakers and teaches them professional, communication, and social skills needed for success.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Home Care and Your Role
What Is Home Care?
Section 3: Communication
Why Is Communication Important?
Communication and Confidentiality
Communication in Special Circumstances
Additional Communication Tips
Section 4: Responding to Challenges
Abuse and Neglect
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Section 5: Conclusion
Stephanie has over 16 years of clinical and teaching experience. Her areas of expertise are in neonatal intensive care, general pediatrics, home health, and children with medical complexities. She earned her Master's in nursing from Chamberlain University in 2022. Her professional practice is guided by Jean Watson's philosophy that, "Caring is the essence of nursing."Disclosure: Stephanie Whitfield, MSN, RN, CPN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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