NAHC Announces Plan to Recruit and Train Needed Home Care and Hospice Workers: Creates Home Care University and Announces Relationship with Relias Learning
Efforts will provide key training and education to support the fast-growing needs of the home care and hospice community
February 12, 2016 09:28 AM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) today announced a new partnership with Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the healthcare market, which will offer a wide range of online training and education solutions.
NAHC Chairman Denise Schrader announced that NAHC will continue offering educational components, but will utilize Relias to meet its ambitious goal to train thousands of employees who provide quality home care and hospice services. NAHC and Relias will do this through Home Care University, a division of NAHC's Foundation for Hospice and Homecare. “We intend to help solve what the Bureau of Labor Statistics sees as the most critical employment need the nation faces in the near future--highly skilled and caring, in-home nurses, aides and therapists,” said Ms. Schrader.
“Since NAHC was founded in 1982 the number of home care and hospice patients served increased from less than a million to more than 14 million annually. The number of infirm, disabled and dying persons needing help to remain independent at home is projected to double in the next 20 years. We will need more trained home care personnel to meet their needs. We are proud to join with Relias to accomplish this goal and guarantee the highest quality care is delivered to all,” said Val J. Halamandaris, President of NAHC.
“As the recognized leader of online learning for in-home based caregivers, we are thrilled to be partnering with NAHC, the nation's premier provider organization to make sure that we can meet the needs of future generations, especially the graying of the 78 million baby boom generation,” said Eric Masters Vice President of Marketing at Relias.
NAHC and Relias will both assist Home Care University which is offering accreditation for agencies who do not participate in Medicare or Medicaid, certification for home care exclusive (CHCE), in providing expanded educational offerings and certifications focused on learner engagement and innovations identifying the best quality practices within the home care and hospice industry. NAHC members will be eligible for exclusive discounts on Relias products, including the industry leading management system and home health training solutions. This new partnership will help NAHC members to meet state licensure and continuing education standards for home care and hospice personnel.