Recruiting and retaining caregivers is one of the biggest challenges for home healthcare agencies. Turnover is high […]
CareAcademy, the home care industry’s first mobile-friendly caregiver
training platform, has been approved by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (WA DSHS) as a new option for Long-Term Care Worker Continuing Education.
CareAcademy’s training helps home care agencies become efficient industry leaders through an easy-to-use proprietary technology platform and online classes that can be completed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer without the hassle of downloading an app. CareAcademy’s classes also help home care agencies meet orientation and annual training compliance requirements.
“This approval represents a milestone for CareAcademy,” said CareAcademy CEO and Co-Founder Helen Adeosun. “CareAcademy is now providing approved continuing education for Long Term Care Workers and caregivers in all 50 United States and continues to serve the needs of our stakeholders and customers nationally,” Adeosun continued. “This is a wonderful time as we have created our one-of-a kind portability feature allowing caregivers to easily take their training with them anywhere.”
With CareAcademy, caregivers are able to take their WA DSHS-approved classes with them, even when they move on to another employer. CareAcademy is the first-ever company to offer caregivers an easy way to access their training records after they leave their employer. Washington state employers using CareAcademy will not need to re-train caregivers on continuing education classes that they completed with another provider, saving time and money for employers and caregivers.
“As CareAcademy begins to serve many of the largest home care providers in the nation, such as Home Care Assistance, Visiting Angels, Always Best Care, Comfort Keepers, and Touching Hearts at Home, obtaining approval for continuing education in all 50 states lays the foundation for the work we’re doing to expedite caregiver onboarding times, improve recruiting, and reduce turnover,” added Adeosun.
Through notable pilot studies with its customers, CareAcademy has found use of its classes speeds up employee onboarding time by up to 60% and reduces turnover by up to 74%. Additionally, CareAcademy has been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in the article “An Educational Module for Caregivers to Prevent Falls in Older Adults” by R. Khattra, MD and S. Berry, MD, Geriatric Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and shown to have a significant influence on the confidence of caregivers’ knowledge to prevent falls.
CareAcademy’s video-based training incorporates real-world scenarios that build critical thinking skills and set caregivers up for success. Ongoing education through CareAcademy ensures seniors and their families receive professional and consistent quality care.
CareAcademy creates online training that empowers senior care professionals to deliver the highest caliber of service and improve the lives of older adults. More than 40,000 caregivers are learning and growing professionally through CareAcademy. Coupled with its advanced reporting and training management dashboard, CareAcademy is an end-to-end, scalable training solution that transforms home care businesses into efficient industry leaders. To learn more, schedule a demonstration: https://careacadstage.wpengine.com/