Families Seeking Qualified Caregivers Have New Criteria

Caregiverlist partners with aQuire Training Solutions to certify caregivers, increasing family confidence and quality care.

Oregon City, OR, April 01, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Families and Senior Home Care Agencies seeking qualified caregivers for their loved ones now have one more tool to help them: a Certification training program available exclusively through a partnership between Caregiverlist and aQuire Training Solutions.

Just as significantly, caregivers applying to work for one of the hundreds of quality home care agencies in Caregiverlist’s referral base can get a higher quality rating and greater employment opportunities by earning the co-sponsored Personal Care Aide Certification.

“In-home care is one of the fastest growing areas of elder care today,” comments Julie Northcutt, Founder and CEO of Caregiverlist. “Seniors prefer to stay at home, and families want to make sure they receive the quality help they need to be able to stay at home for as long as possible.”

Families seeking quality senior care can find Caregiverlist’s web based senior care options an easy way to sort through the maze of information and resources on the internet. Caregiverlist helps seniors and their loved ones define care needs, understand the many caregiving options and costs, and connect to senior home care agencies that meet Caregiverlist’s checklist of quality standards.

Caregiverlist is also a leading caregiving career and recruitment resource, as senior care companies rely on Caregiverlist to provide them with qualified individuals to fill their staffing needs to provide care for a growing number of families today. Caregiver list has created free tests to measure an applicant’s competency in basic skills, as well as other hiring tools for employers.

Now, caregivers have the added opportunity of accessing online Personal Care Aide Certification training, along with other training programs, to enhance their applications and qualifications.

“More and more families are relying on caregivers who come into their homes to provide care. It’s so important that these individuals have the essential training to know how to provide the very best quality of care, safely and compassionately,” says Sharon Brothers, President and CEO of aQuire Training Solutions. “While no national standard of caregiver training has yet been established, the comprehensive online Personal Care Aide Certification course is a step caregivers can take pro-actively – and families can insist on – to help ensure the kind of care they want.”

Both Northcutt and Brothers are senior care professionals, each with many years in the business of providing care. Both identify caregiver training as one of the top priorities needed to raise the standard of care for an aging population, and to help give seniors what they really want – an opportunity to age in their own homes for as long as possible.

“Training not only helps ensure a basic quality of care, it also helps to affirm the value of the caregiver,” notes Brothers. “This is so important in an era where caregiver turnover is often 100% a year or more. Losing a caregiver means losing all the knowledge they have of the person in their care, not to mention the loss of another significant relationship in the life of the elder receiving care.”

To learn more about aQuire Training Solution’s Personal Care Aide Certification program visit their career school, the Institute for Professional Care Education at www.IPCed.com.

To learn more about Caregiverlist’s services to families and senior care companies, visit www.caregiverlist.com.

aQuire Training Solutions (www.aQuireTraining.com) is a developer and provider of online training courses for senior care professionals. aQuire Training provides an online solution for effective training through its three divisions:
EasyCEU.com – continuing education for nursing home and assisted living administrators;
aQuire Training Solutions (www.aquiretraining.com) – online training for staff employed by nursing homes, assisted living communities and in home care agencies.
Institute for Professional Care Education (www.IPCed.com) – online Certification programs for Personal Care Aides and more.

About Caregiverlist.com
Caregiverlist.com is the nation’s online destination dedicated to connecting seniors with quality senior care choices. Caregiverlist.com helps seniors and their loved ones define care needs, understand the many caregiving options and costs and connect to senior home care agencies that meet Caregiverlist.com’s checklist of quality standards. Caregiverlist.com is also a leading caregiving career and recruitment resource. Visit www.Caregiverlist.com.

aQuire Training Solutions
Wendy Finch