DALLAS (PRWEB) May 14, 2020
CONTACT: Melinda Guravich
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Introducing Home Health Companions University
Dallas Home Health Company Introduces Online Training to Advance
Skills of Caregivers and Safety of Clients
Home Health Companions, a licensed home health provider, has launched Home Health Companions University through the Texas Association for Homecare & Hospice and the Center for Business and Workforce Education at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota.
This 51-hour training program provides Home Health Companions’ employees with paid continuing education focused on providing in-home care for clients. Course topics include dementia care basics, how to handle anxiety in older adults, assisting with activity and exercise, administering medications and advanced communications skills. Certificates are awarded upon course completion.
The idea for the University arose from a desire to protect clients and caregivers by proactively educating them around COVID-19 virus and other healthcare related issues. Home Health Companions University provides caregivers advanced skills training and access to information that will increase their expertise and understanding when working with elderly clients.
“This training program ensures we continue providing our clients and their families with the highest quality in-home health care and skilled nursing services available,” says Lisa Shardon, President of Home Health Companions. “All of our employees will be given the opportunity to participate in this paid training and enhance their health care knowledge.”
The company is especially excited to offer Caregivers’ Kitchen through the university: courses that include protecting elders from foodborne illnesses, nutrition and well-being, meal planning and grocery shopping, common food allergies in the elderly, and meal preparation for clients with diabetes and other chronic health conditions.
ABOUT HOME HEALTH COMPANIONS
Home Health Companions is a licensed home health provider offering in-home caregiving, private duty nursing and geriatric care management for aging adults in 13 North Texas counties. Nationally recognized, Home Health Companions has received the Best of Home Care — Employer of Choice Award two years in a row, and consistently outperforms other home health care companies in the region for client satisfaction. The company was named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Founded in 2011, it has quickly become a trusted, local resource for high-quality in-home health care and skilled nursing. For more information, visit the website at http://www.homehealthcompanions.com or call 214-295-8213.