Press Release: Home Care Aide Council in Massachusetts Announces Endorsement of CareAcademy

The Home Care Aide Council in Massachusetts endorsed CareAcademy, the fastest-growing mobile-based caregiver training provider in the US, as a preferred partner in providing online professional development and upskilling for caregivers. The Home Care Aide Council in Massachusetts Board of Directors unanimously voted to include CareAcademy as the recommended training provider to its member home care agencies. CareAcademy’s training and easy-to-use platform helps agencies recruit caregivers via short and portable scenario-based training videos, onboard caregivers up to 60% faster, and retain employees by building career pathways and specialized skill tracks, such as dementia training.

“Home care agencies are in the midst of challenges that also present an opportunity, ” said Kevin Smith, President of the Home Care Aide Council and CEO of Best of Care. “In order for home care agencies to seek out opportunities, we have to ensure that caregivers are ready to work with a variety of clients with an assortment of health needs. CareAcademy has provided our caregivers with a top-notch way to access training anywhere, anytime and the exceptional support that made CareAcademy an easy choice for our company.”

“What Julie [Watt Faqir], Sydney, and Kevin have built is a great organization that has played a central role in the Commonwealth’s home care ecosystem. We’re thrilled that the Council has selected CareAcademy as a partner of choice,” said CareAcademy CEO and Co-Founder Helen Adeosun. “Nationally the acuity of the caregiver shortage made even worse with a national trending turnover rate of 82%. We’re proud that we can help caregivers and agencies streamline their processes, and save money and time. The result is that caregivers and agencies can focus on what matters most: providing excellent care.”

“We are excited to partner with the CareAcademy team to provide support for our members,” added Julie Watt Faqir, Executive Director of the Home Care Aide Council in Massachusetts. “Paired alongside the Council’s curricula and recommendations for training, CareAcademy is the right tool that elevates our recommendations for training now and in the future.”

CareAcademy’s training allows home care agencies to personalize their training via the CareAcademy Platform using over 300+ scenario-based videos. Beyond the Commonwealth, CareAcademy can provide compliance training in all 50 states.

With CareAcademy, caregivers are able to take their completed classes and training with them, even when they move on to another employer via ‘The CareAcademy Portability Standard’. CareAcademy is the first-ever company to offer caregivers an easy way to access their training records after they leave their employer in a standardized record. This innovation represents a major efficiency for senior care businesses who are on the precipice of a major spike in workforce development initiatives; businesses no longer need to re-train skilled caregivers, nor do they need to spend valuable time tracking training records for compliance reasons.

About CareAcademy

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, portability, 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 at

About the Home Care Aide Council in Massachusetts

The Home Care Aide Council (Council) is a non-profit trade association with over 120 home care agency and community-based organization members throughout Massachusetts. For over 50 years, the Council has been the leader in setting standards for home care aides, providing timely information and education on home care services and advocating for priority home care issues and initiatives. The Home Care Aide Foundation, our 501c3 arm, implements best practice initiatives and evidence-based training curricula supported through grant funding and donations. Together, our Council and Foundation are committed to enhancing quality of care throughout the home care industry by focusing on the advancement of the home care aide workforce.

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