For the 11th episode of the Talking Home Care podcast, we are joined by two home care leaders to talk about solutions to one of the industry’s biggest challenges: recruiting, educating, and retaining care givers in a competitive market.
Helen Adeosun and Andrea Cohen both started their careers in home care as caregivers. Later, Helen would launch CareAcademy, an online learning platform, while Andrea would found HouseWorks, one of the largest private pay home care agencies in Massachusetts. In addition to their personal insights on workforce issues, the two also discuss their companies’ recent collaboration.
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Specific topics include:
- How agencies can attract and keep their best employees by offering a career path to all positions.
- How a mobile education platform can serve a mobile workforce.
- How online education streamlines on-boarding and makes time available for hands-on training.
- How technology — whether for training or other purposes — can give agencies actionable data about their operations.
Host: Patricia Kelleher is the executive director of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.
Guests: Helen Adeosun is the co-founder and CEO of CareAcademy. Based in Boston, CareAcademy is one of the most innovative online training platforms for the home care industry. Andrea Cohen is the CEO and founder of HouseWorks, one of the largest private care home care agencies in Massachusetts.
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