For Family Caregivers
The onsite skills clinical competency training lab contains personal care equipment and other items to help the family caregiver better care for their loved one's specific needs. Included in the lab will be such equipment as a hospital bed, wheelchair, walker, blood pressure measurement equipment, thermometers, dressings, etc. Professional help will be available to assist caregivers by appointment only and is free of charge.
For Professional Caregivers
The Skills Lab is available to professionals who desire to challenge the state competency exam and need practice; to those whose license has lapsed and who need re-certification; and to those who want to update/improve their skills. Professionals pay a fee to be supervised by an RN.
To make arrangements for either of these services please call Guiding Lights at (919) 371-2062.
The training that we got was exactly what we were looking for. We are new caregivers for my mother who is 96 years old and had lived at her home independently until recently. Caregiving has been a bigger task that I had expected and appreciate help and advice like that given by Sandy. Sandy showed us how to use a short sheet on the bed to assist in moving my mother in the bed. She also gave us advice like using a pillow behind the knees while sleeping to relieve back pain. She explained several simple things that meant a lot like placing our foot in front of my mother's foot when she is standing to prevent her from sliding. We were also given helpful websites. I feel that my mother is safer now as well as my wife and I are safer as caregivers.