An op-ed we published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch explores the shortage of excellent home care aides and how outstanding training can help solve this crisis.
Caregivers perform extremely difficult work every day and yet are widely underpaid. This gap discourages otherwise excellent aides from pursuing a career in the home care industry.
Does A Caregiver Need to be Trained?
One way to address the caregiver shortage is for industry and community organizations to collaborate to offer high-quality training. If home care agencies want to be seen as high-quality, they need to hire and train high-quality people.
What is Caregiver Training?
Training for caregivers of the elderly is something we take seriously at Commonwise Home Care. Some of our Care Team members had no experience when they first applied, while others had years of experience.
We provide caregiver basic training and even certify team members in special areas such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. In service training for caregivers provides on-the-job experience and consistency across all of our care providers.
Learn more about the Commonwise Difference by visiting our Careers page.