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How Training Has Changed Over the Last 20 Years

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Welcome to Vision: The Care Leaders’ Podcast—a podcast that gives you an inside look at what’s happening in home care, home health, and hospice. Hosts Linda Leekley and Amanda Sternklar sit down with industry leaders to discuss pressing challenges, operational best practices, rising trends, and answer top-of-mind questions from providers across the nation. Catch a new episode of Vision every other Tuesday.

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  • Patty Burgess and Sheila Schultz, Co-Founders of LifePath Learners deliver what it means to build a culture of training and why self-care needs to be a part of that culture for your entire team.

  • Bob Roth, Managing Partner of Cypress Home Care Solutions in Scottsdale, Arizona highlights what's changing in home care and how providers can better prepare for what's coming.

  • Chris Mercer, Director of Health Care Market Growth at Hireology covers employees top motivators for starting a new job search, what channels and mediums they're using and how to build an employment brand to create the ideal candidate experience.

  • Lorraine Toderash, Senior Product Manager at AlayaCare discusses how to improve your care plans to increase ongoing engagement and accountability.

  • Kunu Kaushal, Founder/CEO of Senior Solutions Home Care and Founder of the Independent Home Care Alliance shares his take on providing the right development opportunities for office staff and how office culture radiates into the client/employee experience.

  • Stephen Tweed, Founder/CEO of Leading Home Care overviews the 'perfect storm' happening in home care in regard to M&A activity, consolidation, and the ever-changing landscape. He'll highlight what you need to be aware of and how the high volume of activity is affecting providers nation-wide.

  • Kyle Bossung, Co-Founder and President of Senior1Care in Indiana tells his story about starting a CNA school inside of his operation and why they've chosen training as their competitive advantage.

  • Laura Shaw-deBruin, Executive Director at Norwood Seniors Network explains how she has built and implemented a caregiver mentorship program to retain high-quality caregivers by giving them mentorship opportunities.

  • Brett Ringold, Vice President A Long Term Companion highlights his agency's process to scheduling—deep dive into pre-scheduling, scheduling, and re-scheduling, then we field top of mind scheduling questions from a live audience.

  • Dawn Spicer, Caregiver Development Manager at Home Instead-Jacksonville, IL highlights her journey starting as a caregiver climbing a career ladder to her current role. She shares how training, annual reviews, and ongoing mentorship programs help their agency retain more caregivers.

  • Greg Henderson, HRO Manager at Whirks unloads on what is and isn't HR in home care and which 3 common misunderstandings agencies need to take a new look at.

  • Jayne Kelleher, Director at Bethany at Home in the greater Boston Massachusetts area is getting creative with employment shortages by keeping a pulse on the local market and finding new ways to recruit.


Linda Leekley

Vision Host, Chief Clinical Officer – HCP

Linda Leekley BS, RN founded In the Know Care Professional Training more than 20 years ago. Currently, she serves as Chief Clinical Officer for Home Care Pulse. Her experience in clinical education, acute care, and home-based care make her a respected voice in our industry, with expertise in the recruitment and retention of care professionals, building strong care professional teams, upskilling care professionals, and using training as a marketing tool.

Amanda Sternklar

Vision Host, Director of Marketing – HCP

Amanda has a passion for helping agency owners and their workers improve the care experience through training, surveys, and reputation management.

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