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CarePro: New Online Training Program Helps Boarding Homes Meet Long Term Care Worker Training Requirements

Program designed to meet the training requirements of Initiative 1163 is now available, offered jointly by WHCA and aQuire Training Solutions.

Olympia, WA, December 21, 2011 --( Washington Health Care Association (WHCA) and aQuire Training Solutions launched their new jointly offered CarePro course designed to help senior care providers meet the new training requirements that Washington State residents passed in Initiative 1163 this fall.

Voters in Washington State again affirmed their belief that caregivers who provide care for elderly and disabled should have a higher level of training and testing than previously required. For many providers, completing all 75 hours of required training presents challenges of time and trainer availability, as well as cost. To help fill this need, Washington Health Care Association staff have been working with state officials to create a full, turn-key training program that will meet these new requirements. For the online course component, WHCA selected aQuire Training Solutions, a national e-learning company with extensive expertise in training caregivers at all levels. The result is the CarePro program which blends the very best in e-learning with classroom education for skills and special population training.

The new CarePro program will be offered through approved CarePro Partners. These CarePro Partners are organizations who will be using the CarePro online course in their overall program of approved training. CarePro Partners not only have quick, easy access to the online course that provides 50 of the 75 hours of required training, but they also have the full tech support from aQuire’s online education team and best practices support from the education staff at WHCA for their entire CarePro training program.

New caregivers taking the CarePro online course will learn about the work of a caregiver, ethics and personal rights, how to promote greater independence in clients, how to handle difficult situations and behaviors, the basics of body systems and common disease processes, how to provide personal care, fundamentals of safety and mobility, skin care, taking vital signs, providing medication assistance and ways to reduce their own stress as caregivers, among other topics. In addition, caregivers will receive an in-depth lesson on client-focused communication as well as mandatory HIV/AIDS training.

To learn more about the CarePro program or to apply to become a CarePro Partner, visit or contact either WHCA or aQuire Training Solutions directly.

About WHCA: The Washington Health Care Association (WHCA) is a statewide non-profit organization representing over 400 assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.

WHCA’s mission is to promote quality long-term health care and services, while serving as an advocate for providers, staff, and the patients and residents they care for. Association members provide health and personal care, social support and housing to 25,000 frail, elderly and disabled Washingtonians each day. About 25,000 employees work for member facilities. For more information visit or contact them at 360-352-3304.

About aQuire Training Solutions: aQuire Training Solutions is an experienced provider of online training for caregivers and health care workers, both regionally and throughout the U.S. They provide an online nursing assistant training course as the only approved online course in the state of Oregon. They are also a participant in a federal training grant to create and provide advanced level nursing assistant training, home health aide training and other programs designed to meet the needs of an aging society. For more information visit or call 503-655-4757.

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