The ROI of Caregiver Training

From technology and onboarding to company policies and procedures, training is the industry-agnostic backbone of every process and job function within an organization. However, in a highly regulated industry like home-based care, which is facing some of the greatest staffing pressures in recent history, the role of training expands beyond the walls of the organization, […]

Train to Retain: How to Build a Strategy Around Training

Recruitment and retention pose formidable challenges for home-based care operations, and every aspect of the employee experience — from onboarding to career pathing — offers new opportunities to mitigate the impact of today’s staffing crisis. Training is a key focal point, and with the pervasive integration of innovative technology across the industry, many providers are […]

The State of Training in Home-Based Care: Key Takeaways

As the home-based care industry adapt to an increasingly challenging workforce environment, many operators are focused on differentiating themselves from their competitors so that they can attract and retain talent. Training has quickly jumped to the forefront as a notable strategy for care providers to stand apart, especially as they look to other industries for […]

HHCN FUTURE: HR Strategies for Home Health Care Leadership

This article is sponsored by CareAcademy. This article is based on a Home Health Care News discussion with Elias Lee, regional director of talent acquisition at Aveanna Healthcare, Michelle Cone, senior vice president of training and brand programs at HomeWell Care Services, and Michael Slupecki, CEO of Griswold Home Care. This discussion took place on […]

Voices: Robyn Lunsford, Chief Growth Officer, CareAcademy

This article is sponsored by CareAcademy. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Robyn Lunsford, CareAcademy’s Chief Growth Officer, to talk about how training automation helps agency owners and leaders get back to their ‘why’ for working in this industry. They enter the profession with the best of intentions but can […]

Home-Based Care Providers Are Pouring Money, Resources Into Training Programs

Home-based care providers are focusing more on training programs as industry-wide staffing challenges persist. That’s according to the recent State of Home Care Training 2023 survey. The survey was conducted by Home Health Care News in partnership with CareAcademy, in order to find out how home-based care providers are utilizing technology to beef up their […]

HHCN Capital + Strategy: Education’s Direct Impact on Home Health’s Sustainability

This article is sponsored by CareAcademy. This article is based on a Home Health Care News discussion with Ginger Barrientez, Director of Enterprise Account Based Marketing at CareAcademy, Brandon Ballew, CEO at AccordCare, and Sheila Davis, Executive Senior Vice President of Area Operations at Always Best Care. The discussion took place on March 30, 2023 […]

CareAcademy Hires 3 New Executives; Interim HealthCare CEO Joins RIHC Board

CareAcademy makes new leadership hires A few months after making its first acquisition, the caregiver training platform CareAcademy is adding to its leadership team to support its next stage of growth. CareAcademy announced that Laura Bottino will serve as the company’s CFO; Kristin Relyea will serve as the vice president of product, design and engineering; […]

Caregiver Training Platform CareAcademy Makes First Acquisition, Expands Reach

The Boston-based training platform CareAcademy has made its first acquisition. On Thursday, the company announced it has acquired NextStep, a digital health care training and job placement company for certified nursing assistants (CNAs). “This acquisition is so powerful because it takes the best of both worlds, the things that we’ve been refining over the last […]

How Technology Is Changing Recruiting, Retention In Home-Based Care

COVID-19 hasn’t changed the workforce issues in home-based care, other than by making those issues worse at various stages of the pandemic. What has changed over the last few years is how providers are trying to address their workforce woes. Increasingly, they are turning to technology to do that. “We have more and more people […]