Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-102
Training for Homecare Workers
Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others is a free and active curriculum to assist trainers in meeting the health and safety training needs for homecare workers and to enhance communication between homecare workers and their clients. The activities in this curriculum are designed to encourage participants in promoting safe and healthy work environments–for their clients and for themselves.
Through this training, homecare workers learn to recognize hazards commonly encountered in homecare workplaces and apply practical solutions to manage risks and improve safety.
The Homecare Workers' Handbook is an easy-to-read overview of some of the topics covered in this course as well as topics that are not covered. It is a useful resource that contains practical tips for homecare worker safety. A copy of the Handbook should be provided to all participants.
The seven modules in this curriculum are designed to be flexible–use as a course or a supplement to existing training.
Click on the modules listed below to find:
- Trainer’s guides with preparation tips, suggested materials, a lesson plan, and detailed delivery instruction for each activity;
- Slide presentations to highlight key training points; and
- Participant handouts with tips, references, activity instructions, and worksheets.