SkilledUp™ Specialized Care Certifications

Specialized Certifications are competency-based training programs used to build functional skills in specific areas of elderly care. These SkilledUp™-recommended certifications create opportunities for direct care workers to improve their proficiency and ability to provide expert-level, quality care.

Specialized Certifications for Agencies

Meet demands for client-specific needs 

Improve the quality of care with increased training 

Support direct care worker career growth and upskilling opportunities   

Basic Certifications

COVID-19 Care Certification [3.67 hours]

Learn how to provide safe client care during the coronavirus pandemic. Become familiar with COVID protocols and PPE that they may not routinely wear, and refresh on critical infection control practices

SkilledUp™ Classes:

  • Maintaining a Clean Environment (Infection Control) (SkILL0700)

  • Personal Protective Equipment for Home Care (SKILL0705)

  • Overview of COVID-19 (SKILL0706)

  • Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine (SKILL0707)

Safety and Falls Prevention Certification [3.25 hours]

Provide caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent falls and keep older adults safe in and around their homes. Includes specific fall prevention considerations for older adults living with dementia.

SkilledUp™ Classes:

  • Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 1 (SKILL0802)

  • Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 2 (SKILL0803)

  • Overview of Transfers & Mobility Equipment (SKILL0403)

Advanced Certifications - Dementia Care

Dementia Care Certification [10 hours]

Reviewed and recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association, this competency-based training curriculum is for direct care workers who provide care to older adults living with dementia. From the fundamentals of dementia to best practices for supporting older adults living with dementia with activities of daily living, this certification offers a complete educational solution to equip care workers with the skills needed to provide optimal care to older adults living with dementia.

SkilledUp™ Classes:

  • The Science of Dementia (SKILL1205)

  • Introduction to Dementia Care (SKILL1200)

  • Person-Centered Care - Dementia (SKILL1207)

  • Abuse Prevention - Dementia (SKILL1208)

  • Communication & Dementia (SKILL1201)

  • Addressing Agitation & Aggression (SKILL1203)

  • Safety in Dementia (SKILL1204)

  • Addressing ADL Challenges (SKILL1209)

  • Assisting with Bathing - Dementia (SKILL1210)

  • Assisting with Grooming - Dementia (SKILL1211)

  • Assisting with Dressing - Dementia (SKILL1212)

  • Assisting  with Oral Hygiene (SKILL1213)

  • Assisting with Toileting (SKILL1214)

  • Assisting with Eating (SKILL1215)

  • Mobility and Falls Prevention - Dementia (SKILL1216)

  • Parkinson's Disease - Dementia (SKILL1206)

  • End of Life Dementia Care (SKILL1202)

Advanced Certifications - Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care Certification [3 hours]

Provide caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to provide optimal care to older adults living with diabetes. Includes knowledge about the disease process, nutrition/diet, and exercise considerations

SkilledUp™ Classes:

  • Diabetes Mellitus Care (SKILL0503)

  • Nutrition & Food Preparation (SKILL0600)

  • Obesity & Weight Management (SKILL0509)

Advanced Certifications - Stroke Recovery Care

Stroke Recovery Care Certification [5 hours]

Provide caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to provide optimal care to older adults who have suffered and/or are recovering from a stroke. Includes activities of daily living, diet/nutrition, and exercise considerations.

SkilledUp™ Classes:

  • Working with an Aging Population (SKILL0107)

  • Care After a Stroke (SKILL0506)

  • Care After Hospital Discharge (SKILL0505)

  • Modifying Diets for Difficulty Chewing (SKILL0601)

  • Range of Motion Exercises (SKILL0404)

Advanced Certifications - Parkinson's Disease Care

Parkinson’s Disease Care Certification [2 hours]

Provide caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to provide optimal care to older adults living with Parkinson’s disease, including Parkinson’s disease dementia.

SkilledUp™ Classes:

  • Parkinson's Disease Care (SKILL0502)

  • Parkinson's Disease Dementia (SKILL1206)

Advanced Certifications - Respiratory Condition Care

Respiratory Condition Care Certification [2 hours] Provide caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to care for clients with common respiratory diseases and conditions. Includes assisting clients with performing ADLs, medications, and safety considerations, as well as observation and reporting considerations.

SkilledUp™ Classes:

  • Managing Breathing Difficulties (SKILL0516)

  • Managing Respiratory Diseases (SKILL0519)

Advanced Certifications - Heart Disease Care

Heart Disease Care Certification [2 hours] Provide caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to care for clients with heart disease and other common cardiovascular diseases and conditions. Includes assisting clients with performing ADLs and IADLs and specific considerations for observation and reporting.

SkilledUp™ Classes:

  • Heart Disease Care (SKILL0501)

  • Advanced Heart Disease Care (SKILL0512)

ABOUT SKILLEDUP™ 

SkilledUp™ is a training platform that makes learning convenient for any workforce from healthcare, nonprofit or public sector employees and contracts at various levels of their professional life.  Founded in 2016, SkilledUp has provided more than 10,000 hours of training across various sectors.

Advanced Certifications - Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care Certification [7.25 hours] Provide direct care workers (DCWs) with the knowledge and skills needed to provide optimal care to older adults who are struggling with and/or are recovering from common behavioral health disorders. The certification also prepares DCWs to manage the emotionally demanding and stressful nature of caring for a client living with a behavioral health disorder.

SkilledUp™ Classes:

  • Improving Caregiver Empathy (SKILL0901)

  • Overview of Basic Human Needs (VIS0111)

  • Overview of Depression Care (SKILL1100)

  • Overview of Anxiety Care (SKILL1101)

  • Anxiety in Dementia (SKILL1218)

  • Caring for Hoarding Disorder (SKILL1105)

  • Overview of Mental Illness Care (SKILL1102)

  • Substance Abuse in Older Adults (SKILL1103)

  • Effects of Behavioral Health Medications (SKILL1104)

  • Coping Skills for Caregivers (SKILL0900)