November 11. 2019
In this interview, Tina discusses the importance of Home Health Aide education and training and the new 3rd edition of Home Health Aide: Guidelines for Care: Instructor Manual.
The population is aging, fast. According to the Pew Research Center, over 10,000 people per day turn 65. As more older adults remain at home or other home-like settings, the need for competent and compassionate aides has never been greater. And aides that work are in Medicare-certified home health agencies or hospices are very important members of the care team. In fact, recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that aide-related education and training were the most commonly cited deficiencies.
Use this comprehensive Instructor Manual as your aide curriculum for education, onboarding and orientation and to help with aide development and retention. Foundational aide training that is designed to more fully engage aide students and organizational managers!
Tina Marrelli is the President of Marrelli and Associates, Inc., a publishing and consulting firm working in healthcare for over 20 years. Tina is the author of numerous books, including the Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation and Reimbursement, The Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook and the best-selling home health aide educational system, Home Health Aide Guidelines for Care: A Handbook for Care Giving at Home and its accompanying Nurse Instructor Manual. Tina served on the workgroups that defined the first hospice nurse standards as well as serving as a reviewer in 2014 for the Revised Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice through the American Nurses Association.