Navigation Links
Association Advocates Testing for Home Care Workers

The National Private Duty Association, a non-profit organization, has developed a unique caregiver testing program to measure the preparedness of home care workers. This is an important safeguard for home care companies and consumers.

Indianapolis, Ind. (Vocus) April 29, 2010 -- The National Private Duty Association (NPDA), a non-profit organization comprised of home care agencies, announced today that it has developed a unique caregiver testing program to measure the knowledge and preparedness of home care workers. The new testing program sets NPDA member agencies apart as the preferred provider of choice for consumers.

Developed by the NPDA’s Standard and Ethics Committee, the testing program will allow the association’s members to evaluate caregivers before they are placed with a client, giving supervisors an opportunity to assess skill level and possible need for additional training.

“We based this program off the Levels of Care guidelines we already have in place,” said Gloria Horton, executive director of Visiting Nurse Plus, Inc., and chairman of the NPDA’s Standards and Ethics Committee. “By administering the testing procedures, NPDA members will be able to determine if their caregivers are ready to be placed with clients.”

Testing is broken down into three areas, based on the three levels of care provided by most NPDA member companies. The Level One test is for homemaker companions, Level Two is for personal care assistants and Level Three is for home health aides. All three tests focus on core areas such as communication, observation, reporting/documentation, behavioral and physical changes, maintenance of the environment and nutrition.

“As the level of care changes, so does the structure of the test questions,” Horton said. “We patterned the tests after what caregivers should know. For example, the level one test is a reflection on what the caregiver should know, based on the fact they will not be providing any hands on care. The level three test, on the other hand, focuses on such skills as reading and recording vital signs, personal care and safe transfer techniques.”

“Families making home care choices face very important decisions,” Horton said. “They deserve the peace of mind that their caregivers have been trained and tested.”

The NPDA is the first and only association in the country dedicated exclusively to private pay home care providers. The NPDA, a non-profit organization, currently represents more than 1,100 home care agencies in forty-four states and Puerto Rico.

For more information about the NPDA, please visit the association’s web site at


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Louisiana Tech students, faculty earn accolades from Louisiana Dietetic Association
2. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Kicks Off Social Media Campaign to Help You “Move Forward”
3. CA Dental Hygienists' Association to Provide Care to Thousands of Uninsured at Southland's Largest Free Public Health Clinic
4. Air Ambulance Company AirMed International Endorsed by Southern Medical Association
5. International Desalination Association Announces Members of Environmental Task Force and Dates for Environmental Symposium
6. Senior Care Company AmeriCare Joins International Franchise Association
7. Association of fiber and colorectal cancer risk differs depending on dietary assessment method
8. Respiratory Therapist School, Pima Medical Institute, Donates Time, Money to American Lung Association
9. The association between sleep disturbances and reduced quality of life varies by race
10. Health Forum / American Hospital Association 2010 Leadership Summit
11. American Association of Diabetes Educators Selects GES
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Association Advocates Testing for Home Care Workers
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... In response to recent news highlighting Oxycodone fraud, Novus ... in the United States grew 400 percent between 1999 and 2010, far more than ... 37 percent of all fatal drug overdoses. (1) , While oxycodone and the extended ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... Serenity Point ... a series of recent video interviews with some of the staff members at their ... the residential treatment facility, as well as some of the things that make their ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Chiropractic student Katie Benson received a $2,500 ... Park, Kansas. Benson, a fifth-trimester student in the university’s College of Chiropractic, accepted ... 16. , “Katie is very excited and greatly appreciative to receive the Standard ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and ... media and the generosity of people around the world. On December 1, supporters can ... give – and share the personal stories behind those gifts. , Just as ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... World ... Fragrance by Marcelle, a cosmetic invention which offers a combination of natural essential ... in the US is worth $3 billion annually," says Scott Cooper, CEO and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... The hope of bearing a ... IVF cycles. After failure of over 15 IVF cycles, ... all hopes that she would be able to conceive ever. But finally optimism prevailed as ... failure of over 15 IVF cycles. ... take one last attempt with Gaudium IVF Center in ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... CARLOS, Calif. , Nov. 24, 2015 ... a leader in non-invasive genetic testing and ... announced that it will present at the ... in New York on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET.  Matthew ... the Company,s financial results, business activities and ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 /PRNewswire/ - ESSA Pharma Inc. ("ESSA" or the ... that the first patient has been enrolled in ESSA,s ... for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer ("mCRPC"). ... --> the United States and ... clinical trial, ESSA intends to demonstrate the safety, tolerability, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: