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NAHC and CellTrak Team Up to offer Scholarships to Direct Care Workers
CellTrak, the provider of the industry’s leading mobile point of care communication and compliance solution for home care and hospice, announced today a joint scholarship program with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). In our current context of health human resource shortage and in particular shortage of home care aides across the country, this scholarship will support the recipients in their career journey.
November is National Home Care Month, a time to celebrate the practice of home care, and all of the individuals who make it possible. The planned celebrations include one week focusing solely on home care aides. Home care aides are critical to our health system transformation and this new scholarship program will give five recipients an opportunity to move forward with educational efforts within the industry.
“We can strengthen home care overall if we strengthen the people who provide direct care,” says William A. Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). “This scholarship program is one proven way of supporting caregivers to advance their careers in home care. We are very pleased that CellTrak has stepped up to sponsor this program.”
“I will never forget my first home care visit with Mary; she is the first Aide to use CellTrak’s point-of-care on a mobile phone in 2006. Mary picked me up at her office at 7am and we drove off to her first patient. I watched Mary document electronically the visit notes in the app on her phone. 500 million visits later, I realize it all started with Mary, my first Caregiver to use CellTrak! Thirteen years ago, we wanted to empower aides to have their electronic point-of-care solution that would help them continue to make a major impact in patient’s lives,” Andrew Kaboff, CRO & Founder, CellTrak. “I am profoundly appreciative of all home care Aides around the world who take care of our family and friends. They make the difference! We have always wanted to give back and today we are excited to announce the start of the CellTrak Scholarship program. We believe the Aides who have helped build CellTrak one visit at a time deserve the opportunity to grow within their career. Aides work hard and in challenging situations, it is both timely and appropriate that CellTrak give back!”
This will be the first year a home care aide specific scholarship program has been offered through the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. Aides awarded with scholarships will be announced in November 2020. If you are interested in nominating someone for the scholarship program, please reach firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit nahc.org.
People receive exceptional health care in their home or community when their care providers use CellTrak’s mobile health care solution. Home care, home health and hospice/palliative care agencies in the US, Canada, and the UK deliver higher quality care, communicate more effectively, improve compliance, reduce costs, and increase productivity with CellTrak. Today, CellTrak’s complete, integrated software-as-a-service solution supports over one million visits per week, facilitating care delivery and real-time field force management, automating data collection, and providing information for business and care optimization. It includes application formats for all types of caregivers that run on the leading mobile devices; portals for efficient, coordinated care delivery across the patient health care team; interfaces to EHRs and back office systems; and supports adoption and optimization across the agency. For more information visit http://www.celltrak.com.