ERIC Number: ED416385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Home Care Challenge Outcomes Report. National Workplace Literacy Grant. October 1994-January 1998.
Carroll Community Coll., Westminster, MD.
The Home Care Challenge was a 4-year National Workplace Literacy Grant project conducted by Carroll Community College in partnership with Carroll Hospice, Carroll Lutheran Village, and Home Call to provide workplace literacy education for health care workers in these agencies. The project's goals were as follows: improving reading fluency, problem solving, and critical thinking skills; upgrading reporting and documentation skills; improving communication skills; and promoting self-esteem, career development, and team building. To address these goals, an integrated curriculum was built around four issues central to health care providers: personal role, role of caregivers, interpersonal competence, and job skills. The curriculum (not included in this document) consists of numerous learning activity packets on these topics that could be studied independently with help from instructors. An external evaluation showed that the participants made strides toward becoming professional team players, increased their self-esteem, and increased their communication and job skills. The evaluation suggested that an important element is a creative, caring, inclusive staff that is not discouraged by erratic attendance. (KC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Diseases, Home Health Aides, Hospitals, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Long Term Care, Medical Services, Nursing, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Residential Care, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Terminal Illness, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Carroll Community Coll., Westminster, MD.
Note: For related documents, see CE 075 859-860.