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November 18, 2016

Caregiver Call to Serve Joins with the U.S. Department of Labor to Provide Apprenticeship Program for Colorado Caregivers

The Longmont-based company’s innovative training program, the HomeCare100 Professional Caregiver Training Curriculum helps prepare workers to care for the elderly

Longmont, CO – Caregiver Call to Serve has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor to participate in the elite Apprenticeship USA program. Caregiver Call to Serve is a company of HomeCare of the Rockies, a licensed provider of in-home caregivers in Longmont, CO.

Department of Labor officials will meet Caregiver Call to serve founders Maureen McCann and Sandi McCann, to sign the official documents, Friday in their offices, 7105 La Vista Place, Suite #100, Longmont.  This ground breaking, registered apprenticeship is the first of its kind in Colorado.

The company received the designation in part for their innovative HomeCare 100 Professional Caregiver Training Curriculum, which allows caregivers to receive comprehensive training, valuable certifications, and pay increases as they complete multiple phases of training.

The Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA program provides on-the-job, paid training and work experience to help workers in various fields succeed in high-demand careers, according to the ApprenticeshipUSA Website.

For leading-edge companies like Caregiver Call to Serve,  ApprenticeshipUSA offers employers a chance to develop a highly skilled workforce,  something that is desperately needed to close the care gap, says Sandi McCann, co-founder of Caregiver Call to Serve and president of HomeCare of the Rockies, the caregiver agency.

In the next decade more than 1.3 million caregivers will be needed to provide care support to a record number of elderly Americans. Right now there aren’t enough trained caregivers to meet the demand.

Caregiver Call to Serve was created to address that care shortage and create a sustainable network of care to help older adults live meaningful lives, not just long ones.

“We are thrilled to be part of ApprenticeshipUSA, a program which allows people to gain valuable on the job training and experience and helps us to develop the critical caregiving workforce we need to address the growing needs of our elderly,” says Sandi McCann.

Caregivers who work with HomeCare of the Rockies, will be enrolled in the HomeCare 100 Training program and upon completion will serve as on-the-job mentors to apprentices. They will also receive valuable certificates of completion from the HomeCare 100, Caregiver Call to Serve and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Caregiver Call to Serve is a company of HomeCare of the Rockies Inc., which was founded in 2012. The agency has more than 80 caregivers and serves seniors in Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, and throughout Boulder County.

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