The R.O.S. Caregiver Training and Education program is based on the social model of care.  We have a three part program that scales from family care to agency care and ultimately long term care.  The program is designed to help with continuity of care throughout a person's journey in order to minimize any unnecessary, unsettling changes.

HOME CARE CERTIFICATION


Home Care agencies and Home Care units of Adult Day and Long Term Care companies send their workers into family homes based on a social model of care. The need for a minimum criteria and training in this area is imperative for the client’s quality of life. Skills for assessing the client’s customary routine, learning about physical and psychosocial needs, assessing functional and cognitive abilities are critical to implementing an individualized leisure program, which can be used in the client’s home or Adult Day Service Center.

R.O.S. Therapy Systems offers the Activities 101 Complete Course which was the first course approved as the education component required to apply for a Home Care Certification from NCCAP. Our course is delivered in a virtual classroom with a live instructor.

Course Topics:

  • The People We Serve
  • What is “Activities” and the benefits
  • Communicating for Success
  • Best Practices for Engaging a Senior With Dementia
  • Interventions to Utilize for Aggressive Behavior
  • Social Assessment and Lesson Plans
  • Planning and Executing Activities
  • When Should You Do Activities and more


Criteria for HCC:

  • Applicant must have a high school diploma /GED
  • Applicant must complete the Activities 101 Complete Course from R.O.S. Therapy Systems
  • Applicant must have a minimum of (6) months experience in home Care (1000 hrs)
  • Applicants must have 20 hour of continuing education in addition to the Activities 101 Complete Course


SPECIALIZATION IN MEMORY CARE

In addition to the Home Care Certification, students who become Home Care Certified can also earn Specialization in Memory Care through additional training.

Additional qualifying education from the NCCAP Body of Knowledge allows you to apply for the Specialization in Memory Care. R.O.S. offers the courses that meet the requirements and can help you become a better caregiver.


FAMILY CAREGIVER "HOW TO" BOOKS


The foundation of our program for caregivers is the Activities for the Family Caregiver book series.  Based on specific chronic issues, each book is designed to give family members and entry level caregivers the Basics and “How To’s” of engagement, leisure activities and the activities of daily living.  There are over 20 books in the complete series. 

Improving Quality of Life, One Caregiver at a time since 2010.

ON DEMAND / STREAMING COURSES


R.O.S. has built an online University for caregivers of all types.  Various courses from the topics below will be introduced throughout the years because every situation and chronic issue is unique.  Activities should be planned to insure success for the one you care for based on their remaining strengths.  Courses will include information for the following:

  • Parkinson’s
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Frontal Lobe Dementia
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Vision Impairments
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Many More