SEATTLE, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrelli and Associates Inc. announced today the release of the second edition of, Home Health Aide: Guidelines for Care. This is a follow up to the national best selling handbook designed especially for home health aides. Home Health Aide: Guidelines for Care is being published with the Instructor's Manual, which offers comprehensive aide curriculum and education.
As more than 77 million baby boomers approach retirement age, it is anticipated that the demand for healthcare, particularly home and community-based care, will almost certainly outpace the supply of quality caregivers. Thus, home health care, hospice and private duty organizations will likely experience the full impact of this staffing crisis.
It is widely known that the country is facing a nursing shortage; however, the problem extends beyond nurses. There are currently one million home health aides working in the United States. By 2017, the industry will require an additional one million aides, and by 2031 an additional three million aides are needed to keep pace. Across all industries, the Department of Labor projects that home health aides will be one of the fastest growing occupation through 2014.(1)
"As the healthcare landscape changes dramatically in the coming years, successful home care providers will be defined by their ability to recruit, educate and retain quality home health aides. With such substantial increases in demand for aides, home care providers must offer more than a place of employment. Effective training will greatly enhance recruitment and retention, while bolstering efforts to improve quality of service and outcome performance," stated Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, President of Marrelli and Associates Inc. and author of Home Health Aide: Guidelines for Care.
Focused exclusively on training for home health aides, certified
nursing assistants, hospice aides and personal care aides, Home Health
Aide: Guidelines for Care
|SOURCE Tina Marrelli|
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