Seacrest at Home completed our largest home care associate training class since inception earlier this week. Every training class spans over a three day period where we introduce our home care associates to a myriad of company protocols, caregiver safety training, Jewish (history, customs, holidays and values), as well as other pertinent knowledge that would be applicable for our Home Care Associates. I feel confident saying that Seacrest at Home is second to no other company in proper training of our Home Care Associates. While this training is critical, it is only one part of being an excellent caregiver.
Before the training even begins, we carefully select our Home Care Associates based off stringent background and screening metrics, prior experience and in addition, a genuine compassion to provide care. Often, one’s genuine compassion stems from a personal story or experience that compels the individual to give back to others. My favorite part of the Seacrest at Home training period is getting the chance to meet and hear our newly hired Home Care Associate’s own person story. After hearing these stories, I am often left thinking about the Hebrew phrase, Tikkun Olam. Translated to English, Tikkun Olam means to heal the world. Tikkun Olam suggests that we all have a shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world to make it a better place. While there are a wide variety of global issues today, one such issue is the lack of quality care options for seniors. While our population continues to exponentially age, the lack of quality senior care will unfortunately only become more relevant.
Our Home Care Associates are doing their part to heal the world. We know that providing excellent care does not just benefit the client, rather it puts family and friends at ease knowing that individual is well taken care of. In addition, our Home Care Associates are role models within the Home Care industry. They are raising the bar of excellence. I am so proud and inspired to be a part of a company that hires individuals whom have a deep connection to the idea of Tikkun Olam.