Home health care agencies struggle to find workers

Home health care agencies struggle to find workers

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  By Laura Layden of the Naples Daily News A retired engineer from Ohio, Hal Hume never imagined he’d become a home health aide. But for nine years, he’s worked as a caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care in the Naples area. “My wife applied for the job and when she talked to them, they asked if… Read more »

Exciting news about dementia

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    It’s about time for some good news about the incidence of dementia in the U.S.  If you’ve been following this, you know that the projections for the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. are staggering.  The Alzheimer’s Association projects more than 13.8 million senior adults to have this diagnosis by… Read more »

The real reason for regulation changes

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  Someone asked me at a presentation recently, “I know our training requirements have doubled in the past year.  What I don’t know is why.” Some questions I get are pretty tough.  This one wasn’t. Regulations are increasing because consumers want more.  They want the person providing care to their family member to have more… Read more »

Worker Advocacy Group Closing

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The Direct Care Alliance, an important voice advocating for direct care workers throughout the country, announced that they have closed their doors due to a reduction in funding effective yesterday, June 30. I responded to this announcement with a personal sense of loss as I had the privilege of getting acquainted with several people associated… Read more »

Are you prepared to support Older Americans Month?

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This month, May, is Older Americans Month.  The proclamation came from the President and included the traditional reasons we celebrate Older Americans:  Their efforts and very lives are what make our country, our families and most of us personally what we are today. The theme for this year’s focus is on preventing injury and promoting… Read more »

New Patient Health Navigator and Community Health Worker Training

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The Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed), an Oregon based company that provides healthcare training, both online and through DVD and print resources throughout the U.S. and Canada, announced the launch of two new training programs. The Patient Health Navigator and the Community Health Worker training programs are both designed to help healthcare organizations better… Read more »

Visiting Angels endorses IPCed Dementia Care Training

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Living Assistance Services, Inc. (Visiting Angels), a national private duty network of home care agencies, has selected the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor to host and deliver Visiting Angels Dementia Care certification training using its proprietary learning management system. In addition to the specialty certification program, the preferred vendor relationship… Read more »

Home Instead endorses IPCed as preferred CAREGiver training vendor

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Home Instead, Inc. (“Home Instead”), the largest in-home non-medical care franchisor in the US, has endorsed the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor for online CAREGiver training in a new initiative to make state compliance training opportunities available to franchise owners who choose to purchase IPCed’s training programs. Home Instead has… Read more »