One of the largest home health care providers is bringing staff training online through a new partnership with a professional education institute.
Home Instead Senior Care’s 65,000 employees worldwide will soon be able to access their state-specific training online.
Home Instead Senior Care has endorsed Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor for online CAREGiver training. IPCed will provide state-specific, required training to franchise owners who choose to purchase IPCed’s training programs.
The new initiative will be offered in addition to Home Instead’s required and personal care training programs and Home Instead’s specialized Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging through Research and Education program, which offers classroom training in basic and advanced skills.
IPCed was selected for the program because its approach to training aligns with Home Instead’s, said Kay Shields, director of training for Home Instead, in a news release.
“We both believe that having a well trained workforce is vital both to providing quality care as well as building a strong organization,” Shields said.
The partnership will also allow IPCed to reach more clients, said Sharon K. Brothers, MSW, CEO of IPCed, in the same release.
“Partnering with Home Instead gives us the opportunity to support many caregivers throughout the US and Canada,” Brothers said.
IPCed is a training and certification company focusing exclusively on the elder care population.
Home Instead currently has more than 1,000 franchise locations in the US, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico and China.
Written by Cassandra Dowell