Outcomes Research Overview
In our current case study, we sought to measure the impact of our dementia care training on entry-level caregivers or those who have limited or no professional experience. Approximately 260 prospective caregivers were invited to participate from our 2020 Future of Work program, a CareAcademy initiative that committed free training to up to 10,000 people displaced by the Pandemic who were interested in building a new career caring for our most vulnerable. The study included a demographic survey, a pre-test assessment to establish a knowledge baseline, 3-hours of training, a post-test to assess knowledge gains, and a self-efficacy survey. Twenty-one caregivers completed all components of the study, and their results are the focus of this study.