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How to Overcome The Aide Education Challenge

Education is a life-long journey – it doesn’t stop after the school years. Even the most experienced adults must continue to learn in order to get ahead in their careers, remain marketable in their preferred industries, and continue personal development.

Solutions for Homecare Aide Education Challenges

This idea of continuous learning is especially true in the ever-evolving homecare field. Unfortunately, caregivers often encounter serious challenges preventing growth through education which effects organizational success. Before you embark on the journey of providing homecare aide education, prepare by considering these challenges, and their solutions.aide education

The Challenge of Time

Working adults often struggle with finding time to further their education. Taking classes is just one more thing to add to an already-packed to-do list. Between jobs, family, and community obligations, furthering education can quickly get pushed to the back burner.

The Solution: Kenyon HomeCare Consulting’s Chronic Disease University is an online chronic disease program, allowing students to study at their convenience. Virtual self paced courses give working adults the ability to increase their knowledge and complete continuing education requirements.

The Challenge of Cost

Education is expensive, especially if you bring a speaker onsite or send employees to training off-site. Cost for either of these training options include:

  • Staff/speaker pay
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Travel expenses
  • Care coverage while attending classes

The Solution: Chronic Disease University doesn’t require your employees to travel, and we don’t come to your office to educate. Everything is done online, in between client care responsibilities, saving you time and money.

The Challenge of Information

Required caregiver training provides aides only the most basic knowledge necessary to land a job. Being under equipped to care for clients with advanced needs leads to a lack of employee engagement, decreased productivity, and poor client and staff satisfaction.

The Solution: Chronic Disease University’s goal is to provide exceptional education giving aides the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to provide clients with five-star chronic disease care. Students will learn how to:

  • Recognize red flags indicating changing client conditions
  • Contribute to decreased rehospitalizations
  • Lower healthcare costs
  • Improve client satisfaction
  • Improve organizational healthcare outcomes

The Challenge of the Companion Care Exemption Rule

Under the new Department of Labor companion care services regulation, care chores such as assisting with daily living activities, household work, and engaging clients with activities (games, walks) are limited to 20 percent or less of a caregiver’s total hours worked. If these are the only services provided by certain employees, you may be forced to cut their hours.

The Solution: Providing chronic disease education to your staff through Chronic Disease University, allows you to expand your current services. Your new clients, your elite chronic disease certified employees and your bottom line will thank you!

Benefits of Improved Aide Education

Ask yourself these questions. What does your current aide education program include? Are your aides knowledgeable about recent care advances? Do you know the ROI on your current aide education program? Are your aides providing exceptional care?

Are you ready to reap these organizational benefits by investing in aide education?

  • Increased client satisfaction
  • More referrals
  • Improved employee retention
  • Increased productivity

If you’re willing to overcome the challenges of aide education and watch your homecare agency thrive, give us a call to learn more about Kenyon’s Chronic Disease University.


Category: Education & Training

One response to “How to Overcome The Aide Education Challenge”

  1. Robert says:

    Please add me to your list

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