KIT for Caregivers

How to Hire, Train, and Retain Respite Providers (201)

In this course, primary caregivers will receive information and tools to find, hire, and retain a respite provider. A variety of worksheets and checklists will be given and is available for download in the "files" section of your account.

At the end of this course, there will be a brief introduction of Charting the LifeCourse for Respite. This is a framework about thinking and problem-solving respite in other ways using relationships, personal strengths, the community, technology, and eligibility specific supports.

Length of Course: 0.5 hours Course Geared for: : Family Caregivers Population of Topic:: Lifespan

  • Title
  • Tell us about your caregiving situation
  • Objectives
  • Terms
  • Respite Options
  • Respite Options: Independent Providers
  • Respite Options: In-Home Agencies
  • Respite Options: Community Based Programs
  • Respite Options
  • Section 1 - Finding a Respite Provider
  • Finding a Respite Provider
  • Where to Look
  • Think Creatively
  • Looking for a Provider
  • Know what you want
  • Worksheet 1 - Hiring Respite Providers
  • Section 2 - Screening a Respite Provider
  • Screening a Respite Provider
  • Interviewing A Provider
  • Interviewing Continued
  • Worksheet 2 Interview Questions
  • Interview Questions
  • Meet Mary
  • Worksheet 3 Interview Situations
  • The Real Story
  • Worksheet 4 Getting to Know_________
  • Meeting between the Care Recipient and Respite Worker
  • Wrapping up the Interview
  • Background Checks
  • What do you look for?
  • Section 3 - Training My Respite Provider
  • Training My Respite Provider
  • Training My Respite Provider
  • Topics to Cover
  • Worksheet 5 Training a Respite Provider
  • Respite Binder or Care Binder
  • Respite Care Book
  • CNF Respite Care Book
  • Additional Training Opportunities
  • Be Specific and Open-Minded
  • Training Topics
  • Section 4 - Retaining My Respite Provider
  • Retaining My Respite Provider
  • Support Your Respite Provider
  • Take an Interest in Your Provider
  • Don't Take Advantage
  • Retaining Workers
  • Toolkit for Families
  • Toolkit for Families Hiring Direct Service Workers
  • Section 5 - Charting the LifeCourse for Respite
  • Charting the Life Course
  • Charting the LifeCourse for Respite
  • Intro to Charting the LifeCourse
  • Charting the LifeCourse: Respite Guide
  • My LifeCourse Respite Portfolio
  • Star Respite Cheat Sheet
  • Integrated Long Term Support Needs Template
  • Exploring Respite Opportunities and Options
  • Section 6 - Summary
  • Accessing Files
  • Summary
  • Final Evaluation for Hire, Train, and Retain Providers
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever