MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – A Marquette County organization is hosting a training seminar at the end of the month to get more people into the field of caregiving.
The Caregiver Incentive Project (CIP) will put on the free three-day training event Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2 at St. John’s Catholic church in Ishpeming. The sessions will run Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants must attend all three sessions.
Participants will learn about safety, legalities, and communication and de-escalation techniques. Local doctors and caregiving experts will lead the training over the weekend.
The founder of CIP said this kind of training is critical because nearly everyone will become a caregiver at some point in their life.
“Caregiving is more than just for our elderly– that’s what most people think. But it’s for our disabled, our medically fragile, someone that’s had a stroke in their 40s. They need a caregiver when they come home from the hospital. And nothing right now creates caregivers. Mostly they’re hired,” said Eric Paad, CIP Founder and President.
The Caregiver Incentive Project training seminar is open to anyone and everyone, including school paraprofessionals and others who already have a professional caregiving background.
You can find more information about the CIP here, and a link to sign up for the seminar here.