NAHC and CellTrak Announce Expansion of Scholarship Program for Home Care Aides

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NAHC and CellTrak Announce Expansion of Scholarship Program for Home Care Aides

Washington, D.C. — The National Association for Home Care & Hospice announced today an expansion in their previously announced scholarship program withCellTrak, a provider of mobile point of care and field force management solution for home care, personal care, and hospice.

The newly expanded scholarship program will provide additional funding opportunities for home health aides, during the COVID-19 crisis across the country, while supporting the recipients along their career journey.

“This scholarship is a proven way to help home care aides advance their careers, tell their stories of what caregiving means to them, and highlight the difference it has made in the lives of their patients,” says William A. Dombi, Esq., President of NAHC. “America needs to hear from the people who provide care to our most vulnerable citizens.”

November is National Home Care & Hospice Month, a time to celebrate and recognize the practice of home care, and all of the individuals who make it possible. Part of this month’s planned celebration includes a week, November 8-14, focusing solely on home care aides. Home care aides are vital to our health system transformation and this newly expanded scholarship program will give even more recipients an opportunity to advance their careers within the industry. 

Each week during November, two scholarships will be granted to deserving home care aides. During the week of November 8-14, Home Care Aide Week, two scholarships will be granted each day for a total of twenty, five-hundred-dollar scholarships over the course of National Home Care & Hospice Month. 

“With the impact of COVID on our industry, we realized our commitment to the scholarship program for 2020 needed to be doubled, to 20 scholarships! In March, many of our home care aides found themselves forced to make tough choices, and yet they remained at the forefront of caring for our family and friends in their homes. Because of their dedication, we want to recognize and support their efforts in continuing a career path as a homecare hero!” Andrew Kaboff, Founder of CellTrak

This is 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 yourself or someone else for the scholarship program, please complete this form.

If you have any questions, please email aidescholarship@celltrak.com. All submissions must be made by October 30, 2020. 

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About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

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 trade association that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit www.nahc.org.

About CellTrak

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 www.celltrak.com.