Home Care Association of America and Institute for Professional Care Education Announce Strategic Partnership

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Creating new standard of training and education for the home care industry

Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) recognized leaders in advancing the quality of home care, today announced a partnership to create a new standard of training and education for the private pay home care industry.

HCAOA today serves as the voice of organizations that employee more than 500,000 caregivers and provide nearly 1 million hours of care in individuals’ home every single day. These caregivers, projected to be the fastest growing job category in the country as the needs of an aging population increase, need access to higher quality training resources to support their professional growth and increase skills required to meet this growing need.

“Organizations that provide quality training to their caregivers not only provide better care, they are better able to recruit and retain quality workers and have higher client satisfaction ratings,” notes Sharon Brothers, IPCed’s founder and CEO. “We’re excited to be partnering with HCAOA to help raise the standard of training for member home care providers so that they can focus on improving the quality of services overall.”

“As the nation’s first association for providers of private pay home care, HCAOA is the recognized resource for services that support this industry. We’re proud to add more quality educational offerings to our members as we help them focus on building a workforce prepared and ready to meet the coming needs of an aging population,” said Phil Bongiorno, Executive Director of the association.

Through this new partnership, IPCed and HCAOA will offer training resources to members that will include certifications in special care needs as well as core training and education for caregivers. This partnership will help HCAOA meet its goals of setting high standards for the industry and best practices, including minimum standards for training, within the home care industry. HCAOA members will be eligible for exclusive discounts and will have exclusive access to training programs designed to enhance the professionalism of their agencies

To learn more about the benefits of this new partnership, contact HCAOA at http://www.hcaoa.org or IPCed at http://www.ipced.com

About IPCed 
The Institute for Professional Care Education is a national training and certification organization specializing in raising the quality of training and care for senior care providers. Benefiting from these programs are private pay home care providers, home health and hospice agencies and assisted living and governmental organizations throughout the US and Canada. The company offers over 800 educational resources including online, live, and DVD training for the senior care industry. For more information, visit IPCed’s website at http://www.ipced.com/.

About HCAOA 
The Home Care Association is the industry’s leading trade association for providers of home care, which encompasses a broad range of services that supports seniors’ well-being and enables them to age in place. HCAOA protects the interests of seniors by setting the standard for high-quality care; represents the industry’s unified voice in Washington, DC and state governments across the country; and connects the industry’s members through its education and awareness efforts. Today, HCAOA represents more than 2,500 member companies that employ more than 500,000 caregivers across the United States.

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