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The South Dakota Respite Coalition is proud to offer the National Caregiver Certification Course through the American Caregiver Association.

American Caregiver Association


The American Caregiver Association grants 120 hours of in-class credit for this course. Topics covered in this caregiver training course include:

1. Residents Rights

2. Communicating Effectively with Residents

3. Managing Personal Stress

4. Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

5. Controlling the Spread of Disease and Infection

6. Record Keeping and Documentation

7. Service Plans

8. Nutrition, Hydration and Food Services

9. Assisting in the Self-Administration of Medications

10. Social, Recreational and Rehabilitative Activities

11. Fire, Safety and Emergency Procedures

12. The Aging Process

13. Assisting Residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

14. Vital Signs

15. Medications

16. Oral Hygiene, Grooming & Bathing

17. Skin Integrity

18. Residents with Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

19. Communicating with Residents Unable to Direct Self-Care

20. Providing Services and Life Skills

21. Managing Difficult Behavior for Residents Unable to Direct Self-Care

22. Developing & Providing Social, Recreational & Rehabilitative Activities for Residents Unable to Direct Self-Care

23. Risk Management, Fall Prevention and Ambulation


Please contact Lifespan Grant Project Director Brandon Boe to register for training.

[email protected]

605-367-4777 Ext:1000410