Cincinnati, Ohio (PressExposure) March 11, 2009 -- Tender Hearts at Home of Cincinnati Raises the Standards with Specialized Certification for Senior Home Care.
The Only Senior Care Network with Specialized Certification Helps Elderly Maintain Independence
Tender Hearts at Home, The Senior's Choice Company of Cincinnati is the largest network of independent businesses providing non-medical companion services to seniors, announces the implementation of the Certified Companion Aide, CCAÂ® program, the only specialized certification for senior caregivers. The focused training is a compilation of the best companion care standards and practices available today. Spearheading the effort for certification in the caregiving industry, The Senior's Choice strives to ensure a better quality of life for the elderly and their families with the assistance of committed, highly qualified and carefully selected caregivers.
Introduced late in 2007, the Certified Companion Aide, CCAÂ® program was developed to further caregiver education and skills, providing seniors with the most knowledgeable, reliable and compassionate professionals in the industry. Derived from a Certified Nursing Assistant program, the CCAÂ® course is both specific and comprehensive, with all areas of study being directly applicable to daily challenges that senior caregivers face.
Care providers study 19 essential subjects including communication, emergency preparation, basic human needs, understanding aging, personal care, disability considerations, mental health & illness, maintaining healthy homes and nutritional needs of clients. Since being implemented throughout the member network, more than 75 percent of The Senior's Choice 5,000 caregivers have completed the program or plan on studying to become a Certified Companion Aide, CCAÂ®.
"Over the past five years, The Senior's Choice has grown from only a vision to a member network of more than 150," says Steve Everhart, founder and president of The Senior's Choice. "We are excited to continue our leadership role in senior companion care with the Certified Companion Aide, CCAÂ® program and look forward to the advances and strengthening CCAÂ® will bring our industry."
The Senior's Choice was not only established to help meet the changing needs of elderly who are not ready to leave their homes, but also to provide respite for family members giving care to loved ones. Officially launching in 2000, The Senior's Choice has proven successful with an innovative Membership model preferred over traditional franchises due to many features including no royalty fees or long-term financial commitments. Today, The Senior's Choice has affiliated members in 40 states and is steadily growing.
About The Senior's Choice Providing dependable, affordable and high-quality companion care since 2000, The Senior's Choice is the largest network of independent businesses that offer in-home, assisted living for the elderly and the only to boast the Certified Companion Aide, CCAÂ® program. The Senior's Choice professional caregivers provide numerous services including meal planning and preparation, errands, incidental transportation, laundry and light housekeeping, allowing seniors to remain independent for as long as possible. Additionally, community outreach programs are organized by members nationwide, providing senior citizens with free Fall Prevention Workshops.