Navigation Links
Association Advocates Testing for Home Care Workers
Date:4/29/2010

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 www.privatedutyhomecare.org.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3941104.htm.


'/>"/>
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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Association Advocates Testing for Home Care Workers
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported by ... lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest common ... the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong ... Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. ... to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom ... of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result ... more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awareness about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... for individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical ... the "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical devices ... , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan ... "Hongyuan Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop ... the strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market for ... report includes the following: , World IVD ... (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD Companion ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: