Are you new to online training? Maybe not you, personally, but maybe your organization is one of the hundreds that are moving from traditional inservice training (you know the style: offer food to get them there, try to keep their attention for an hour, reward them with a paycheck at the end) to an online… Read more »
Alzheimer’s disease has been in the news a lot recently. First, we learned that the problem may be many times greater than currently reported since cause of death is often identified as something other than Alzheimer’s, even when that is the primary diagnosis of the individual. Getting a new perspective on the scale of this… Read more »
Today I’m sending a shout-out to Julie DelCour, a journalist for the Tulsa World who wrote an article published March 16, 2014 titled “An army of caregivers with no basic training.” DelCour points out that Oklahoma has over 600,000 family caregivers, which is more than the entire active-duty US army.
What an exciting opportunity to get a glimpse into trends, innovations and an overall sense of “what’s next” in senior care!
It’s interesting in that two different news stories hit my desk this week. One was a Wall Street Journal “Ask the Experts” column titled “How can we reduce end-of-life health-care costs?” The other was an article published online in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA) titled “Attitudes toward Death, Dying, End-of-Life Palliative… Read more »
If you are familiar with our online training system aQuire, you will be amazed by our improved LMS. It provides the same great online courses, but with expanded management features. Now you will easily be able to add new employees, update their information, load and credit your own training materials, and run over 40 reports… Read more »
Reading through my daily news updates, this lead sentence caught my eye: “People learning a new skill might pick it up more quickly by watching videos of other people performing the same task, a small new study suggests.” This story, published online in the February 18, 2014 edition of HealthDay News was reposted on WebMd,… Read more »
Few things are as exciting as seeing your name (and passion) in print, at least for someone like me who thrives on talking to people about training. Thanks to the latest issue of Senior Living Executive, the official publication of the Assisted Living Federation of America, that’s our experience here at IPCed. In fact, the… Read more »
Every family who has hired an in-home caregiver can relate to Rosanna Fay’s experience, recently shared in an insightful and articulate opinion article shared through the San Jose Mercury News. Fay shares her belief that while pay is important for caregivers, knowing that they are trained and have a professional standard to meet is even… Read more »
The New York Times ran a great article this week featuring an interview with Salman Khan, the young MIT grad who founded the Khan Academy which offers free online courses in the core sciences. Khan started the online education approach as a way to help his young cousin who was struggling with math. He… Read more »