Jobs with meaning for the 21st century
The population aged 60 and above is the fastest growing demographic in the world. With one billion projected for this age group by 2020, and two billion by 2025, the world needs to find a better way to care for them.
Caregiving is recognized as one of the fastest growing vocations in the world. This rapidly expanding domain creates jobs with meaning that help older adults to thrive while having the potential to lower the overall costs of healthcare.
We took on the challenge of professionalizing the vocation of caregiving after seeing first hand the profound difference in well-being for people under skilled care. Working with experts from around the world our goal is democratize the insights from universities, care providers, and other healthcare authorities by creating a curriculum that is readily accessible through our online platform.
Caregiving is a complex topic but one with the potential to have a meaningful impact for those we care for. To ensure a good start, we have created three free courses designed to help you succeed which you must successfully complete before advancing further.
Introduction to Caregiving
Ohana's Introduction provides an overview of the vocation of caregiving, how to best support activities for daily living, how to identify and deal with age-related conditions and when to call a healthcare professional. We cover connective technology and how it can play a role. We emphasize the need to care for yourself when caring for others. The person-centered approach enables you to understand the needs and concerns of the person under care and how to prioritize them in your care plan.Get Started
Ohana's Health Literacy course is designed to help you to find, understand, and use health information and health services to make effective decisions for the health and wellbeing of the people you care for. Together with the Learning Skills course, it is the gateway to the Ohana caregiver learning programs.Get Started
Ohana's Learning Skills course is designed to prepare you with skills that will enable you to be successful with your studies. This course will cover topics such as time management, how to write assignments, preparation for tests/exams and relevant note-taking skills related to health and wellbeing services. Together with the Health Literacy course, it is the gateway to the Ohana caregiver learning programs.Get Started
Structured Learning Programs
Ohana's structured learning programs are designed to provide the training and education you need to join one of the fastest growing occupations in the 21st century. We give you a defined and recognized pathway to further develop your skills and qualifications and advance you in the profession of caregiving.
Ohana's Fundamentals provides you with knowledge, awareness, and insights into the key factors associated with effective caregiving for older adults. Our goal is to empower you to support the health, independence, and well-being of your clients and loved ones through person-centered, high-quality care. Upon successfully completing five courses courses in this Level I Certification Program, you will be eligible to proceed to specialized courses and pursue continuing education credit or further certification.Get Started
Ohana's Care Safety takes the perspective of the person under care and how to provide them the best quality care to assure safety. It also approaches safety from the perspective of the person providing care, the care giver, to help them see the signals early and deal with situations that can compromise their safety. There is also an emphasis on caring for the carer to prioritize and assure the health and well-being of the person providing care. Disaster preparedness is also covered.Coming Soon
Ohana's Complex Care provides you with the knowledge, awareness, and insights needed to care for older adults with progressive physical or cognitive impairment, dementia and other complex situations. We prioritize the person under care and cover topics such as aggression, agitation and anxiety, depression, hallucination, sleeplessness and wandering and provide you the information you need to help older adults to age with dignity to enhance well-being and quality of life.Coming Soon
Caregiver Resource CenterCaregiving is one of the most rewarding, but also one of the most challenging vocations in the world today. We cannot take care of others if we don’t first ensure we are caring for ourselves. At Ohana, we understand this and are here to help.
Ohana is for ...
Ohana helps family members learn how to care with confidence. Ohana's certification program can help anyone seeking to become qualified as a paid care worker, one of the 21st century's fastest growing vocations. Ohana partners with care providers to help train and accredit their staff. Ohana also offers continuing education to help caregivers remain current with the latest advancements in caregiving.
“Meaningful work that has a future”
"I wanted to find work that had a future, something that could turn into a career while helping people at the same time. I am so happy I signed up with Ohana and became certified. Now I am helping people live their best lives as they age while continuing to learn how to improve my skills and insights. Thanks Ohana!"
Ohana's accredited and certified curriculum allows you to learn as you go, with the ability to complete the course work in a way that fits with your schedule.
As a caregiver, you will gain the satisfaction that comes from knowing you have helped older adults to live their best lives, despite their circumstances.
User success is measured through quizzes at the lesson level, tests at the module & course level, and exams at the program level, and by certificates of completion as well as optional, blockchain enabled certification.