July 23, 2018
Live Well At Home, Eskaton’s in-home care agency, introduces
people to a caregiving career through its new training program.
Eskaton, a nonprofit organization serving seniors for 50 years,
focuses on innovative solutions to workforce development
challenges. One area of focus is the lack of qualified caregivers
to provide in-home services to the aging population and people
“It is a challenge to find enough caregivers to meet the demands
of the market,” said Tom Bollum, Executive Director
at Live Well at
Home by Eskaton.
Of the 10,000 Baby Boomers who turn 65 every day, more than half
will eventually need some form of long-term care. According to
the Chicago Tribune, the shortage of caregivers has reached a
crisis level. Providers across the country are routinely
reporting they can’t find and retain enough direct care workers.
Caregiver Academy is designed to attract and train those
with a heart for caring,” said Bollum. “Attendees must first be
accepted into the program. Then they will learn crucial caregiver
skills, personal care, activities of daily living (ADLs),
nutrition, food safety and dementia care.” To pre-qualify for
this free training, each applicant must first complete a
California Home Care Aide registration and Live