In a recent news release, RehabCare, the rehabilitation division of Kindred Healthcare, reports that it is partnering with Bellarmine University of Louisville to develop a clinical residency program designed to prep students with specialized training and leadership skills necessary to care for older, vulnerable patients. The program will hinge on training physical therapists, and the release states that it is one of 12 of its kind in the nation.

Patricia Henry, president, RehabCare, notes in the release that “This partnership with Bellarmine represents a natural extension of our commitment to our patients, helping to ensure that future therapists have the expert and specialized training to meet the unique needs of an aging population.”

Dr. Joseph Gowan, president, Bellarmine University, echoes Henry’s sentiment, adding “This partnership, in Kindred’s and RehabCare’s hometown, will help Bellarmine students expand their knowledge base, help RehabCare hire, cultivate and retain leaders in its industry, and support Mayor Greg Fischer’s vision to make Louisville an international hub for the wellness and aging-care industries.”

Barbara Wallace, director of University Relations for RehabCare, designates the partnership as a “tremendous opportunity” to offer staff the resources to become Certified Geriatric Specialists in order to provide patients, residents, and clients with the best possible care.

“…Retraining the most committed and qualified professionals to care for our patients is a top priority,” Wallace emphasizes.

Learn more about Bellarmine University and the Doctor of Physical Therapy prorgram

Source: RehabCare