Home Care Continuing Education Now More Accessible

Naples, FL, February 07, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The Council of State Home Care Associations and National Educational Video (NEVCO) are making professional continuing education more accessible to member state associations and individual home care provider organizations. Though a unique national partnership program, the two organizations are offering access to reduced-cost training programs to help meet staff education requirements. 

In support of the partnership, Warren Hebert, Chair of the Council of State Home Care Associations, remarks, “In light of growing state and federal education requirements in the home care arena, nurses and staff need access to quality training that deals with current healthcare issues.” Such training programs, in the form of accredited continuing education courses, will be provided by NEVCO. 

Describing how the training programs meet the specific needs of home health agencies, NEVCO President Ted Wolfendale cites one example where a training program on Alzheimer’s disease created in cooperation with Associated Home Health Industries of Florida has been written into Florida law concerning mandated staff training. Wolfendale describes NEVCO’s contribution to the partnership as highly sensitive to true educational needs, explaining, “We develop content to meet state training requirements, create programs based on the needs of home care workers, and accommodate a variety of cultural-specific needs in our training programs.” 

Both organizations believe the partnership to provide improved access to continuing education will be an attractive benefit to state home care associations as well as to their members. 

The Council of State Home Care Associations (www.thehomecarecouncil.org) is an independent organization whose mission is to strengthen and empower state associations representing home care so they are best positioned to serve their members. In addition, the Council exists to work openly with all of home care's national organizations, to promote and serve as leaders among state associations and to communicate a consistent message for the future of home care. 

National Educational Video, Inc. (www.nevcoeducation.com) produces educational videos and DVDs for nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare providers. As an accredited provider of nursing education, NEVCO training programs are used in healthcare institutions throughout the U.S. as well as distributed internationally in Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Mainland China, South Korea, Singapore, and Brazil.

National Educational Video, Inc.
Robin Hendricks