Caregivers is happy to announce that ‘Home Care One’ online training will be made available to all of our home support workers this Fall. Through a partnership with Bluedrop Learning Networks, an award-winning e-learning and training company, we have developed this custom courseware solution that will provide a consistent and standardized level of training for home support workers.
Home Care One is a highly practical training solution, aligned with the national standards for home care, and designed to be completed at the participant’s own pace. The certification consists of 15 courses, totaling 10-11 hours of training time. Using a problem based learning approach, the course content is practical and easily translated to on-the-job skills. Each course in Home Care One addresses topics that are relevant to the safety and well-being of both the caregiver and the client.
“At CareGivers, we believe in quality and continuous improvement,” says Bob Dewling, Director of Nursing and Home Care with CareGivers. “Given the geographic dispersion of our province, Home Care One was developed to provide standardized training in an easily accessible manner.”
Throughout each course, there are interactive games and activities to make sure participants understand the main objectives as they are taught. Once the participants have completed all 15 courses, they will be presented with a certificate.
“Upon successful completion of Home Care One, Home Support Workers will be more confident in their ability to perform their role and responsibilities,” adds Bob. “It’s a great solution and we’re looking forward to the launch.”
Home Care One will be made available to all of CareGivers’ home support workers at no cost to the employee in early September. Following the internal roll-out, we will be offering the training on a fee-for-service basis to other home care providers and associations throughout Canada and the United States.