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I know a lady who does not even use a computer and she is a night nurse who stays with elders for 12 hr shifts.
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caregiver training is important to help a person that is ill especially with dementia. Many classes are available online if you are taking care of a loved one. Basic CNA training is more bathing and changing linens and keeping the patient comfortable. Specifics on hands on caregiving can be found on webinars try the International Caregivers Association website or the Alzheimer's Association.
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I am not licensed, but have been friend/companion to a man who now has dementia, and is being assisted with hospice and lives with me, 18 years to date. I also was with him in getting documents signed as to his wishes and arrangements. He chose to live with me these last 5 months before his major illness happened. Final word, no home, no facility. His way. So check out the laws and good luck.
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It may depend on state law where you live. We took care of a neighbor for ten years. We took her to see her lawyer and worked with him. I have no doubt he would have stopped the arrangement if it wasn't legally acceptable. She asked us to take care of her until her death, which we did.

She had depression and soon acquired dementia. We kept her in her own home as promised for as long as possible. Then we found the best adult memory care facility we could for her and saw to her care there. Everything can be learned if you are willing.
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No, but many agencies require a sequence of training classes especially if you work with those with dementia. If you want to be a certified nurse assistant many nursing facilities provide that training, some while they pay you a minimum amount.
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