FAST FORWARD GRANT
MCFI Home Care has received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development under the Wisconsin Fast Forward program for $393,000. The grant will allow MCFI Home Care to add a three-hour Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to our current training program. The supplemental content focuses on the development of our employees’ cultural competence and customer service skills. Not only will this additional training material improve the quality of care that our employees provide, it will improve Wisconsin’s economic state by creating opportunities for the under- and unemployed.
By the end of 2017, our organization will have hired and trained about 1100 new employees. Moreover, current employees will be encouraged to participate in the new program. This gives new and existing entry-level employees opportunities to climb the career ladder and earn well above minimum wage. The addition to our training program will promote culturally competent attitudes in our clients’ homes, in the MCFI Home Care organization, and in our Wisconsin communities. After completion of this training program, employees will be introduced to a variety of increasingly meaningful positions and better wages. With the intense increase of people requiring in-home care in Wisconsin, MCFI Home Care’s additional training program will improve the quantity and quality of caregivers and caregiver positions available; benefiting our employees, our organization, and our communities.
To learn more about Wisconsin Fast Forward grants, click here.
Technical education for caregivers
Alzheimer's and other dementias training
MCFI Home Care provides training in Alzheimer's and other dementias for personal care workers, in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, the Wisconsin Long Term Care Workforce Alliance and the Wisconsin Personal Services Association.
The number of people who are living with Alzheimer's disease is growing in Wisconsin and across the nation. The number of people living with Alzheimer's disease in 2010 was 199,900. By 2035, that number is expected to increase by 68%. Most will require hands-on care to assist with activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing and dressing, in order to remain in their own homes.
We also provide personal care worker training in managing challenging behaviors.
Completion of the Dementia Care training programs will provide employees with a transferable certificate that leads to a viable and sustainable career pathway.
For a personal consultation about home care services, please contact our personal care experts toll-free at (888) 381-5696 or send us an email.