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Caregiver Training Topics that Promote Well-Rounded Client Care

Since many caregivers begin working with little or no experience in caregiving, training is a critical part of preparing to perform their responsibilities efficiently and effectively. Quality training allows caregivers to feel confident in their work, and in turn, it helps clients to feel well cared for and more [...]

Mar 24, 2016|Articles|0 Comments
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The Best Apps for Home Care Providers

Have you ever downloaded a promising app only to discover it wasn’t worth the hype? With new apps coming out each month, it can be difficult to discern which ones will actually help you. To save you time searching for the software that will benefit you the most, [...]

Feb 22, 2016|Articles|0 Comments
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5 Keys to Improving Caregiver Loyalty

Caregivers in Minnesota recently made the news as a federal appeals court declined to overturn their new union. While many caregivers opposed the union, others have sought to join in. In a prepared statement, union leaders stated that they formed the union to provide a voice to home care [...]

Dec 14, 2015|Articles|0 Comments
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5 Keys to Improving Caregiver Training

According to a study by the Association for Talent Development, in 2013 organizations spent an average of $1,208 and 31.5 education hours per employee on training and development. Spending on employee training is high, but that doesn’t mean that the investment is always reflected in employee performance. In order to [...]

Jul 21, 2015|Articles|1 Comment
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Tips for Performing Caregiver Reviews That Make a Difference

All employees need to understand how their performance impacts those they serve, and this is especially true for caregivers. Meeting with caregivers one-on-one is crucial in helping them understand their value to your agency. When issues arise, these one-on-one meetings also allow supervisors to ask questions and better understand the [...]

May 19, 2015|Articles|0 Comments
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Increase Caregiver Productivity through Flexible Work Schedules

In 2008, Jon Huntsman, Utah Governor, moved the majority of Utah’s state employees to a four-day workweek hoping to reduce energy expenses. The state government surveyed a few months after the switch and found the new, flexible schedule had increased employee productivity, lowered commuting costs, and reduced traffic congestion. A [...]

May 4, 2015|Articles|4 Comments
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Suggested Orientation Topics for Your Newly Hired Home Caregivers

You serve a variety of clientele, and your seasoned caregivers are fully prepared to handle the broad range of needs. But what about your new hires? Effective orientation is key to empowering your caregivers and reducing their dependency, allowing you and your office staff to keep up with the many [...]

Feb 25, 2015|Articles|0 Comments
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Increase Your Caregiver Training to Decrease Your Caregiver Turnover

Last week we shared tips for hiring quality caregivers, but how do you hold onto these outstanding employees once you have them? According to the Private Duty Benchmarking Study, the median caregiver turnover rate for the home care industry was 53.2% in 2013. Turnover like this communicates instability to your [...]

Feb 4, 2015|Articles|1 Comment
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Want to Grow Your Home Care Business? Keep Those Caregivers.

As a home care provider, you’ve experienced difficulty and frustration. When business owners in other industries would have given up and closed their doors, you remain positive and face the challenges, providing outstanding care for your clients. But as government regulations loom and day-to-day operations demand your attention, how do [...]

Dec 17, 2014|Articles|5 Comments
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Encouraging Your Home Care Clients to Be Active When They Don’t Want to Be

This article is not meant to be an in-depth handbook for treating immobility, but rather a starting point for considering the circumstances of your clients, and finding new ways to encourage them to be active. As a home care provider, you don’t need to be told how important it is [...]

Oct 21, 2014|Articles|3 Comments
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