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CaregiverCon 2020 Wrap Up: The Future of Home Care is Now

by CareAcademy | Nov 17, 2020 | | 0 Comments

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Hosted on October 28th 2020, CaregiverCon was a half-day event that closed the CareAcademy Future of Work program. This event successfully brought together people from all across the country who were interested in joining the caregiving profession. Featuring a mix of broad-based learning and direct training, CaregiverCon helped accelerate participants' entry into the profession.

At this event, participants had the opportunity to complete their initial training together with their peers in a virtual setting. Upon completion of their training, participants were matched with agencies in their state so they could take the next step on their home care journies.

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How it Started

There is no denying the COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed our healthcare system, put older adults across the country at risk, and destroyed millions of jobs. At the same time, there is a growing shortage for senior care professionals, or “home care heroes,” to help care for this at-risk population. Through CaregiverCon 2020 and The Future of Work program CareAcademy successfully equipped hundreds of new entrants into the field,   accelerating their journey into the caregiving profession. 

 

Featured  Speakers 

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Helen Adeosun, CareAcademy’s CEO and Founder kicked-off the event  as CaregiverCon's keynote speaker, sharing her home care journey and her vision for the future of home care. 

 

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Adriana Ware, RN talked about the caregiving profession: what attendees  career path could look like, what they should expect in terms of wage growth, and how they can continue to grow in the industry. 

 

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Kevin Smith
, CEO and Owner of Best of Care and Board President of The Home Care Council – a non-profit trade association in Massachusetts, joined us for  an engaging Q&A session where he not only answered participants questions but provided an inside look at what it is like to work for an agency and what agencies value when hiring caregivers. 

 

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Austin Kenyon
, direct care worker and alumni of the Future of Work Program, shared his experiences from joining the program and explained what it was like working as a direct care worker over the past few months.

 

 

Hear Austin's Story 

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The inaugural CaregiverCon was a big success and we were glad to see so many engaged participants getting started on their journey in the Direct Care profession. We already looking forward to next year!

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