Homewatch CareGivers University Reaches Key Milestones
Award-winning education platform delivers quality training to the ever-growing caregiver population
Greenwood Village, Colo., Feb. 8, 2011—Homewatch CareGivers, the largest, most experienced international provider of personal home care services, announced today that its Homewatch CareGivers University, an online education platform for all caregivers, has achieved two significant milestones, reaching 2000 enrolled students and eclipsing the delivery of 15,000 continuing education and training courses to the caregiver population. Access to the University is through the more than 100+ Homewatch CareGivers offices throughout the United States.
“Leading the way in comprehensive caregiving training is a key goal for our company,” says Leann Reynolds, president of Homewatch CareGivers. “With more than 65+ million Americans involved in providing care for a loved one, a tremendous need exists for easily accessible and trustworthy training resources. In less than two years, our investment in this platform has helped to meet the ever-growing need for quality care education by offering a one-stop training solution for all caregivers.”
Homewatch CareGivers University is an award-winning caregiver training platform, designed to train the company’s caregiver employees, family members providing care to loved ones, and the greater caregiver community. With more than 625 training courses available, Homewatch CareGivers University attendees have access to a broad array of training on disease and rehabilitation-specific content, including topics ranging from proper ambulation assistance, infection control, and the company’s proprietary dementia care program—Pathways Memory™ to sound nutrition , specialty care for chronic conditions, and best practices for post-surgical recovery.
The more than 2700 hours of accredited content allows caregivers to receive valuable instruction to improve their caregiving knowledge as well as RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and Social Workers to access the continued education units required for their careers. Developed by highly trained medical and education professionals, the courses are available online 24/7 and in multiple languages formats. The University offers its students secure access to accredited courses and provides tracking services, notification to licensing boards, and certificates of completion.
“Homewatch CareGivers University is an invaluable resource, not only for the ongoing education of our employee caregivers, but also as a source of information for clients, their families, and all caregivers across the country,” adds Tom Delosa, vice president of franchise development for Homewatch CareGivers. “First and foremost, the University speaks to our deep commitment to caregiver training, a cornerstone of our ability to deliver compassionate, quality care; it gives our clients peace of mind and also serves as an important tool that helps our franchise partners grow their business.”
For additional information on the University or Homewatch CareGivers, visit www.homewatchcaregivers.com or contact your local Homewatch CareGivers office.
About Homewatch CareGivers
Celebrating more than 30 years of caregiving, Homewatch CareGivers is the largest, most experienced international provider of full-service home care for people of all ages. Caregivers are triple-screened and continually trained and supervised by healthcare professionals to provide reliable, compassionate, and highly skilled services in companion, personal and comprehensive care. Home care services are personalized for each client and customized care plans are administered through an international network of 111 franchise owners with 185 territories, including 10 international owners with 19 international territories. Each office is locally owned and dedicated to ensuring quality of life for clients and peace of mind for their loved ones. Homewatch CareGivers is actively seeking to expand its franchise partner network. For more information about the company or franchise opportunities, please call 1-800-472-2290 or visit www.homewatchcaregivers.com.