It is our pleasure to be of service to adult day care providers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Many of you are using the online school and even more of you are using our printed products to accomplish your staff training. This includes orientation for new staff and ongoing development for seasoned and experienced staff.
Of course, there will always be bumps in the road when new things are introduced. Imagine how many thought transitioning from a horse and buggy to an engine powered automobile was ridiculous. However, as with many other things it caught on and today automobiles define our lives. The same is happening with technology, including online learning. Hopefully, more and more employers are being careful not to support an employee’s refusal to embrace what is new. Things often change in long-term care.
Even owners are dealing with managed care adjustments in various states and we either get on board or we lose. Eventually, even some of the licensing orientations we are accustomed to attending will likely be transitioned to on-line events.
A part of our challenge has been disparity between what are written training requirements and what some have stated verbally. We communicated with state personnel and believe this has been successfully worked out. For those of you who have not been in the school since December there have been numerous adjustments. These include:
- Subject Highlights at the Beginning of Each Section
- Shorter Reviews; with reviews tied to individual sections to give the memory a bit of a break
- The addition of multiple videos on various subjects
To demonstrate our further commitment to your success we have refined two, (2) new items:
- A Pictorial for usage of the school specific for Pennsylvania with the screenshots that follow throughout this communication.
- An explainer video with step-by-step instructions built into each class and available for download from YouTube.
The school is truly easy to use. Once a subscription is purchased the new enrollee just logs in. Where an employer makes the purchase on a subscription plan, we issue a Coupon Code. Each employee then sets up their own account and takes classes as they so choose and when prompted to pay, they enter the Code and avoid being charged.
We are eager to demonstrate our commitment to the highest quality products and to satisfying the needs of those who rely upon us. Therefore, effective immediately the cost for using the school is $150.00 for an entire year and allows you to train up to twenty, (20) staff. If you already have a subscription, we are extending yours to March 31, 2019 at no additional cost. The link to the school is: http://directcaretrng.pathwright.com. You may also access it from the home page of www.directcaretraining.com.
The next noteworthy item is we have included access to one, (1) additional class. In this age of litigiousness, we know you will appreciate being able to take: “Avoiding the Appearance of Sexual Impropriety When Rendering Care” in the school.
We will be highly visible throughout Pennsylvania during 2018, attending numerous events and visiting at least 1/3 of the centers in operation. We look forward to getting to know more of you and thank you for your confidence and the sense of partnership we feel thus far.
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Note: Direct Care Training & Resource Center, Inc. is a private organization that provides training and assistance to community care providers and prospective providers in matters of continuing education, business development assistance and general information workshops. We are not regulators. We do not seek to replace regulators. We are not competitors of regulators. Neither do we recommend a provider of care or prospective provider of care ignore the advice and direction of regulators. This is not our role. Additionally for those we assist with accreditation please remember this is a collaborative process that takes times. Step-by-step we will lead and require your input and cooperation. Many of our training workshops are approved as continuing education units for adult foster care group home licensees and administrators, personal care homes, adult family care homes and other assisted living models. As such, many of our training products do incorporate the review of regulatory statutes, administrative rules and laws that pertain to the provision of care, all of which is readily available to the general public. We are not a governmental entity and our programs must never be viewed as a replacement or substitute for State or federally sponsored orientations, licensing preparatory meetings or any other government sponsored or governmentally mandated educational event or training. Additionally, approval for continuing education courses does not in any way constitute a governmental endorsement of other services provided by our company or any of its affiliates. Furthermore, attendance at any of our live sessions, use of our self-study materials or online/virtual school and any technical assistance we may offer must never be viewed as a guarantee of potential business success, elimination of liability or specific financial gain. It is the responsibility of the individual business owner to work toward and create a pattern of success for his/her business entity. While we make a concerted effort to offer quality advice and teach providers the highest levels of quality customer service, clients must not look to our company to ensure they are successful as community-based care providers. We cannot guarantee how long it will take to attract clients or residents and we will not assure a particular lifestyle from your business efforts. Please note that licensed adult foster care group homes in Michigan who have contracts with community mental health agencies may be obligated to receive all direct care worker and medications training through that agency or the training organization they specify. Check with them before calling our company to enroll in training programs. 6% sales tax charged on all self-study products in the State of Michigan. Information provided in our workshops is up-to-date and accurate to the best of our knowledge and belief. Sample forms used in live training sessions and the online/virtual school may bear the name of certain waiver agents but must in no way be interpreted as an implied endorsement by any agency or governmental department. If a live class paid for is missed, no cash refunds will be made, however a credit will be issued allowing you to attend a comparable event within one year of payment.