An Educational Pathway for Geriatric Home Caregivers

Source: Sherry White and Beth C. Vaughan-Wrobel, International Longevity Center-USA, Caregiving Brief, Volume 1, Number 2, 2008

The establishment of a multi-tiered educational pathway for geriatric home caregivers would support efforts to meet the needs of an increasing number of community dwelling older adults who require assistance with activities of daily living, while generating a cadre of qualified employees for an expanding non-medical private home care market. An educational pathway for geriatric home caregivers would also standardize the training of home care assistants while providing these individuals access to routine, high quality continuing education opportunities and the potential for career advancement.

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