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.

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