Wartburg, the senior citizen residential and health care facility in Mount Vernon, has partnered with Westchester Community College to provide workforce development to Wartburg staff and management. The college’s professional development center developed an enhanced clinical care program to increase the skills of the home health aides in Wartburg Care At Home’s Home Care Agency.
A dozen aides received enhanced clinical care training focused on critical patient areas such as specialized care for diabetes and memory care, including Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Dorothea Bell, executive vice president of human resources at Wartburg, said, “Creating access to quality education is often a challenge, particularly for this underserved population of clinical care employees.”
“Our goal is to support the professional and workforce development needs of our business community throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties,” said Jim Irvine, director of corporate education and continuing professional education for the professional development center.