Givers Health CalGrows Training for Caregivers

Free training, along with personalized coaching, is available for paid direct care workers, Home and Community-Based Services caregivers, and unpaid family and friend caregivers. Qualified Direct Care Workers in California can receive up to $6,000 in financial incentives and career pathway development benefits.

These courses are offered in partnership with Berkeley’s Center for Independent Living and available in English and Spanish.

Learn time-saving techniques, see demos from experts, and support your mental and physical wellness.

Course Catalog

See below for summaries of our courses. They are led by nurses, physical therapists, and other clinicians & experts. Most are demo-heavy and scenario-based.

Core Caregiving Skills: This course gives an overview of the most common skills needed in caregiving, frameworks for care, and tools for future learning. 

Emergency Preparedness 101 for Caregivers: Preparing caregivers to support consumers in developing a disaster preparedness plan and securing resources to increase resilience to disasters.

Person-Centered Care: The Art and Science of Effective Caregiving. This course teaches a blend of scientific principles and interpersonal skills for providing compassionate, personalized care in home-based settings.

Disability Justice: Explore the essence of Disability Rights and Justice in this course led by the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, the birthplace of the independent living movement. This course empowers caregivers to embrace compassion, activism, and solidarity in fostering an inclusive and just society for people with disabilities and all who love them.

Supervisit:  1:1 Caregiver Support: A specialized course providing one-on-one mentorship, guidance, and skills development for caregivers to enhance their caregiving strategies and patient interactions.

Technology Consultations for Caregivers: This course empowers caregivers to expand their confidence with technology through personalized sessions with an Assistive Technology Specialist. It explores tools that enhance daily life accessibility for care recipients. Assistive technology includes devices, tools, and software designed to support individuals with disabilities. Receive tailored guidance, goal-setting, technology demos, and YouTube tutorial references, fostering confidence in utilizing tech solutions to improve quality of life. To register for a Technology Consultation, email assistivetechnology@centerforindependentliving.org to book your session.

Build-Your-Own Course (BYOC) Options including
ADLs In-Depth 
Diagnosis & Disease Processes 
Life Completion 
Activities Planning 
Family Caregiving

Apply for Financial Incentives

Free training, along with personalized coaching, is available for paid direct care workers, Home and Community-Based Services caregivers, and unpaid family and friend caregivers. Paid Direct Care Workers in California can also receive up to $6,000 in financial incentives and career pathway development benefits.

Qualified direct care workers can receive stipend payment upon completion of this course. To claim your incentive payment from the California Department of Aging, create an account or login at this link. You can find instructions from the California Department of Aging here.

For proof of employment, applicants can upload letters from their employer and/or paystubs showing they have been employed for at least 60 days as a caregiver.

Any questions? Email hello@givers.health.

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