ERIC Number: ED411398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Establishing a Network of Quality Home Care Providers through the Development and Implementation of an On-site Training Program and Support System.
Murphy, Donna L.
A program to establish and maintain a network of high-quality home care providers to serve Middle Tennessee was designed and implemented. The program consisted of onsite training for home care providers and a support system to promote their professional development. The onsite training was delivered through 2-hour visits during which trainers and home care providers toured the home care area and discussed provider-identified training needs. A support system consisting of a resource library, family home care newsletter, and network support group was created. Provider response to the onsite training has been extremely positive and the network support group has continued to meet. The plan has proved to be an excellent vehicle for training home care providers and fostering their continued professional growth and quality improvement. (The bibliography lists 13 references. Appended are the following: calendar plan for implementation activities; grant allocation; flyer for soliciting provider participants; provider profile and training needs self-assessment; home visit response; 2-hour training visit format; network directory of home care providers; postvisit questionnaire; newsletter; weekly written log; documentation of support group meeting; resource list of educational suppliers; and resource directory of local training and continuing education.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Continuing Education, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Home Health Aides, Home Programs, Information Networks, Newsletters, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Practicums, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Rural Areas, Social Support Groups, Systems Approach
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee