The resources below are offered to assist applicants applying for a grant to address some of the required elements. Applicants should evaluate each resource for appropriateness for their local models.
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Successful applicants must perform background checks on all Community Care Corps volunteers consistent with the requirements of the Nationwide Program for National and State Background Checks for Direct Patient Access for Employees of Long-Term Care Facilities and Providers. Each state has its own requirements per this program. Please be sure to check your state’s requirements.
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Background Check Providers:
Below is a sample of a few of the many companies that provide background checks (Community Care Corps neither endorses nor requires grantees to use the providers below. Successful grantees will be responsible to ensure compliance with the background check standards described above.)
Family Caregiver Training
Effective family caregiver training increases the quality of care provided and caregiver confidence to continue providing needed care to a loved one or friend.
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Elder Stay at Home is the distributor of the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training, designed to help family and volunteer caregivers provide person-centered, compassionate care in a home setting. The curricula and content, grounded in evidence-based practices, focuses largely on maintaining the elder’s independence while also preserving his or her dignity and respect. Multiple delivery formats available.
Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center offers a variety of online courses for family caregivers of family members living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Elder Fraud and Crime Prevention
Teach volunteers to identify and respond to elder abuse and fraud.
Money Smart for Older Adults is a free elder fraud prevention and response training program created by the federal government, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The curriculum provides information on common frauds, scams, and other forms of elder financial exploitation and suggests steps that older persons and their caregivers can take to avoid being targeted or victimized. Available in English and Spanish.
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Oasis Connections has online cybercrime prevention and online safety classes designed to help older adults, their family caregivers, and the older adult service community.