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Importance Of Chronic Disease Education To The Homecare World


Managers and business owners have discovered that basic training doesn’t always prepare students for work in the real world. Is that to say required training isn’t important? Not at all. It simply means that caregivers need continued disease education to stay a breast of constant changes, new medical discoveries and proven outcomes. Then these caregivers will truly impact the world of homecare!

Fortunately, chronic disease education exists to meet this pressing need. The right disease education program enhances every aspect of homecare – your clients, caregivers, and organization.

Chronic Disease Education and Clients

If you haven’t heard, chronic diseases are on the rise. The CDC reports that these conditions (think diabetes, heart disease, COPD, cancer) are the leading cause of disability and death in our country. And our healthcare system as it stands, isn’t as prepared to care for those with chronic diseases as it needs to be. But the homecare industry, together with chronic disease education, has the ability to change that.

Clients are being released from hospitals and rehab facilities with no plan for continued care that prevents them from ending up in the same predicament again. These individuals desperately need care and education focused on managing their specific conditions. Caregivers educated in chronic disease management provide clients with the specialized care they need. Caregivers then help educate clients/families on self care allowing for as normal of life as possible.

Chronic Disease Education and Aides

With an economy that’s up and down, people are constantly seeking ways to secure their futures. Job stability isn’t as common as it once was, and no one is promised a bright job future.

Chronic disease education provides homecare aides with a secure career path. This advanced training goes above and beyond the basic requirements for caregivers, leaving aides with a specialized skill set that pushes them ahead of their job market competition. Basically, advanced disease education supplies homecare aides with a career safety net.

Chronic Disease Education and Your Organization

Getting reimbursed for your services is complicated, time-consuming, and often frustrating. To make matters worse, having client re-hospitalized leads to decreased revenue, unmet goals, and unsatisfied clients. With chronic disease education, your aides become equipped to recognize symptoms of worsening conditions preventing those profit-stealing re-hospitalizations.

Providing chronic disease education allows you to create an elite staff able to provide specialized chronic disease care. This affords you a new revenue stream and to “one up” your competition.

Choosing Kenyon’s Aide University

Aide University gives homecare aides the tools and skills needed to succeed in their careers. In turn, your aides are able to give clients the specialized care so badly needed. Additionally, when courses are complete, aides receive a certification documenting their proven ability to provide chronic disease services.

This certification doesn’t just benefit aides and clients – it has a huge impact on organizations. By employing chronic disease-certified caregivers, homecare agencies experience these perks:

  • The ability to bill for specialized services
  • Increased client satisfaction
  • An increase in client and professional referrals
  • Improved employee retention

When you’re ready to take your organization to the next level with chronic disease education for aides, schedule a free consultation with one of our experts. Together, we can change the course of healthcare and impact the homecare world.

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