Education Pathways for Caregivers

An untapped opportunity for employers
“Caregivers want to work for agencies that will open up pathways to ongoing education and upskilling.”
For this first-of-its-kind research, CareAcademy surveyed 1,500 professional direct care workers to learn more about the educational aspirations of the professional caregiver.

With education quickly becoming a true healthcare intervention, the key findings in this report provide agency operators with deep insight into what motivates their care team. The report details a clear roadmap for agencies to better engage their direct care staff and create upskilling pathways and boost caregiver retention.

The signs in the data are clear: Agencies that offer support for the pursuit of ongoing education will have a competitive advantage in the industry. 85% of respondents indicated they would be more likely to stay with an agency that offered this support. And further, 94% of caregivers say access to further education is an important consideration in accepting a job offer.
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The delivery of high-quality care at home is under incredible pressure. A rapidly aging population, a global pandemic fueling unprecedented demand for care in the home, and a hiring crisis like none the industry has ever seen before have all hit at the same time.

As part of CareAcademy’s mission to support the caregiving profession, we sought to understand more about how this immense pressure has impacted the professional caregiver themselves. Access the full report to get an inside look at the education aspirations of the professional direct care worker.
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Tuition reimbursement time-to-payback calculator

CareAcademy has created a simple calculator to better understand the breakeven point and ROI opportunity on tuition reimbursement. This decision tool enables agency administrators to set an appropriate reimbursement amount, as well as set employee agreements to ensure employees will stay long enough for employers to break even on their investment.
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Join the CAREer Path Initiative

Achieve college credit for ongoing training

This first-of-its-kind higher-education partnership opens new doors for direct care workers to advance their careers by offering new educational pathways enabled via CareAcademy’s platform.

The CAREer Path Initiative is an all-encompassing program designed to address critical industry constraints and attract more workers into the profession. In addition to helping to accelerate new entrants to the field, the program will extend college credit from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) to direct care workers as they complete professional training within the CareAcademy platform for no additional charge.
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Hear from our researcher

The study’s author Jessica Jones, CareAcademy’s Care Experience Outcomes Manager, presented a webinar to discuss the results of the caregiver survey and how agencies can leverage those results to support their caregiver recruiting and retention strategies.
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From the survey respondents

Nichole S.

When I was 13, I said I was going to be a nurse, as I live to help people and my community. I have been a home health aide for 10+ years and feel that I must move forward and achieve my LPN so I can help others in more ways than I can now! Loving caring for our community and others in a time of need.

Charlie M.

I would like more medical training to better serve the patients or clients I have now. Also, advancing in medical knowledge can only be helpful in the role I have now or if I want to move to a job that requires more patient training.

Evelyn A.

I have been with my company for over 15 years and I am considering leaving for a company that will pay 80% of my education.

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