Home Instead Senior Care Partners with Institute for Professional Care Education

Top Home Care Franchise Organization endorses Institute for Professional Care Education as a preferred vendor for caregiver training and continuing education.

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Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 05, 2014

Home Instead, Inc. (“Home Instead”), the largest in-home non-medical care franchisor in the US, has endorsed the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor for online CAREGiver training in a new initiative to make state compliance training opportunities available to franchise owners who choose to purchase IPCed’s training programs.

Home Instead has long been a leader in the home care industry by providing its franchise owners training programs which are unique to the home care industry to use, in turn, with their CAREGivers. In addition to its required and personal care training programs, Home Instead’s specialized Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging through Research and Education® program offers classroom training in basic and advanced skills to help CAREGivers manage behaviors commonly associated with this condition.

Beyond these training programs, Home Instead has been seeking a preferred vendor to provide state specific, required training. Home Instead partnered with IPCed to make this state training available to its franchise owners because it shares a passion to help nurture in-home providers to be the best they can be. This additional training will help to strengthen CAREGivers by providing them an opportunity to enhance their skills, which ultimately benefits the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s clients.

“IPCed’s passion comes through clearly both in its approach to training and in the content it provides,” says Kay Shields, Director of Training for Home Instead. “We both believe that having a well trained workforce is vital both to providing quality care as well as building a strong organization.”

IPCed’s leadership adds, “We couldn’t be more pleased with this new relationship,” says Sharon K. Brothers, MSW, CEO of IPCed. “We’re a company dedicated to providing caregiving professionals with training and resources that help them to be the best caregivers possible. Partnering with Home Instead gives us the opportunity to support many caregivers throughout the US and Canada.”

The Institute for Professional Care Education is a training and certification company focusing exclusively on the elder care population. The company includes the widely utilized aQuire Training Solutions division of online courses, Medifecta Healthcare Training for DVD and instructor resources and EasyCEU.com for nationally accredited continuing education courses for leadership level professionals in the field.

“Our company has experienced explosive growth in the past few years,” notes Brothers, “due in part to a growth in the caregiving needs of the country, but also due to our strong reputation in the field of training and certification. Families and caregiving professionals recognize that training excellence is essential to getting the level of care they want for their loved ones and their clients.”

Home Instead recently received the Best in Category – Senior Care Franchises honor in the annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards from Franchise Business Review http://topfranchises.franchisebusinessreview.com in recognition of its strong franchisee satisfaction ratings. Home Instead currently has more than 1,000 franchise locations in the US, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico and China. Among the reasons for Home Instead’s high satisfaction ratings by its franchise owners was its “world class education and training,” according to the market research company.

Partnering with IPCed will help to ensure that Home Instead continues to be a leader in the industry and a leader in care excellence.

About Home Instead Senior Care: Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care network is the world's leading provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises providing more than 50 million hours annually of care throughout the United States and 17 additional countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGivers worldwide who provide basic support services – assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping – which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network’s groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education® Program to work with seniors who live with these conditions. This world class curriculum is also available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. Learn more at http://www.homeinstead.com.

For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network and its services, contact Dan Wieberg at dwieberg(at)homeinsteadinc(dot)com or 888.484.5759.

About Institute for Professional Care Education, LLC: The Institute for Professional Care Education (http://www.ipced.com) provides engaging, interactive, easy to use training courses for the long-term care industry, both online and in DVD formats. IPCed specializes in initial and ongoing training for caregivers working in home care, assisted living and community-based care as well as continuing education for care professionals including nurses, social workers, administrators, and nursing assistants. IPCed was founded by people who know caregiving and who understand how crucial education and training are to running a first-class quality business. IPCed’s team knows that effective, engaging training is essential – for delivering quality care and building a solid, sustaining business. Learn more at http://www.ipced.com.

For more information about IPCed contact Jennifer Waldron, jwaldron(at)ipced(dot)com or toll free at 877.843.8374.


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