PHI gets $2M for home care aide training
The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) has received a $2 million endowment to support its training, certification and employment programs.
PHI, one of the country’s leading associations for training for the direct-care workforce, will use the Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Endowment to expand its programming and credentialing efforts nationwide.
"For consumers, a well-trained paid caregiver can mean the difference between a supportive, empowering daily experience, and one of significant tension, marked by inadequate communication and support," said PHI President Jodi M. Sturgeon in a press release. "For a client's family members, a well-trained paid caregiver can be a strong, trusted ally in ensuring high-quality care and support for a loved one."
Home care aides, including personal care aides and home health aides, are among the top three fastest-growing occupations in the United States. The projected demand for these services as the aging population surges could create more than a million new home care jobs by 2022, according to a PHI factsheet.
Pamela Tabar was editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care from 2013-2018. She has worked as a writer and editor for healthcare business media since 1998, including as News Editor of Healthcare Informatics. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of York, England.