What are the qualifications of the staff?

All Care Partners at Coyote House are required to have the following certifications before being left alone with or providing personal care for any resident: Criminal Background Inquiry, First Aid and CPR Training, Blood Borne Pathogens Training, two-step TB test, Food Handlers Permit.  Additionally Care Partners must complete the 75 Hour Fundamentals of Caregiving (HCA) training within 120 days of hire.  Each Care Partner also maintains 12 hours of continuing education per year.  Residents who can complete the Home Alone Training and with guardian consent can be left home alone for short periods of time that is predetermined as part of their Care Plan.

Additionally the Care Partner Lead is responsible for overseeing the functioning of the home, coordinating the health, safety, social and personal needs of the resident members in cooperation with assistants in the home.  Information regarding the availability of the Care Partner Lead and how to contact them if they are not in the home or in case of emergency is posted in the Coyote House office.  There is not an RN or LPN on staff. In case of medical emergency, care partners will contact 911.

All regular volunteers have had a background check and have been fingerprinted, and references checked  but not all volunteers will have undergone a CPR & First Aid.  They can be left unsupervised with residents and can act as job coaches in the community.

TRAILS staff have all been fingerprinted and background checked, all have CPR & First Aid.