CareAcademy announces the release of 240+ hours of continuing education for state-licensed occupational and physical therapists.

This offering deepens its training solution for the home health industry—a critical component to recruiting and retaining healthcare workers as staffing needs continue to accelerate.

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the healthcare industry added an estimated 18,000 jobs in January, up from 14,300 in December.

“In order to fill these critical healthcare jobs, it’s more important than ever for employers to offer in-service education opportunities. Home health nurses, as well as occupational and physical therapists, are frequently on their own to find CEUs to maintain licensure. Agencies who offer continuing education benefits will set themselves apart as an employer of choice.”

— Adrianna Ware, nurse educator at CareAcademy

With CareAcademy’s new approvals, home health agencies can now offer state-required continuing education for a wider variety of licensed healthcare professionals while tracking compliance from within the CareAcademy dashboard. CareAcademy’s comprehensive home health training solution includes initial training and certification for home health aides, continuing education for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and administrators, and advanced disease-specific certifications for ongoing specialization across the home health industry.

“At CareAcademy, we are constantly striving to expand our course library and accreditations to offer more robust and comprehensive care enablement solutions. These latest additions deepen our focus on home health organizations. We believe strongly that quality education enables quality care, and our goal is to empower care providers across the healthcare continuum with the knowledge and skills to drive better patient outcomes.”

— Helen Adeosun, founder and CEO of CareAcademy

CareAcademy’s course library contains more than 300 training hours accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is accepted by nursing boards in all 50 states. More than 240 hours are now further approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and the Physical Therapy Board of California. CareAcademy’s in-house compliance team works directly with agency administrators to determine a curriculum that satisfies state requirements for each role and license type.

For more information about CareAcademy’s home health solutions, visit CareAcademy.

[Source(s): CareAcademy, Business Wire]