Wartburg Partners with Westchester Community College for an Enhanced Clinical Care Professional Development Program for Home Health Aides


Mount Vernon, NY (September 20, 2017) – Wartburg, a premier senior residential and healthcare facility in lower Westchester, has partnered with Westchester Community College (WCC) to provide workforce development to Wartburg staff and management.  In support of Wartburg’s mission to provide comprehensive services to those entrusted to their care, WCC’s Professional Development Center developed an enhanced clinical care program to increase the skills of the Home Health Aides of Wartburg Care At Home’s Home Care Agency.

Based on the needs of seniors today and Wartburg’s commitment to stay innovative in clinical care, a select group of 12 Wartburg Home Health 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.

“These enhanced clinical care programs enabled us to advance the skill and knowledge of our Home Health Aides as we continue to deliver outstanding care to all those in need in the community,” said Dorothea Bell, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Wartburg. She went on to say, “Creating access to quality education is often a challenge, particularly for this underserved population of clinical care employees.  Wartburg considers itself to be very fortunate to have been able to partner with WCC in bringing this opportunity forward.”

“Our goal is to support the professional and workforce development needs of our business community throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties,” stated Jim Irvine, Director, Corporate Education and Continuing Professional Education for WCC’s Professional Development Center.  “We’re excited to be working with Wartburg to help them proactively manage their workforce development needs and respond to the changes in patient needs and demographics.”

The program participants recently graduated with Certificates of Completion from Westchester Community College.  Wartburg’s Care At Home clients will benefit from the enhanced clinical skills of Wartburg’s Home Health Aides with partnerships and programs of this type continuing to be made available to the community.  

About Wartburg

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior care services for all stages of life.  Unlike conventional retirement communities, they provide a wide range of services to both residents living on campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation in Westchester. They also provide caregiver support every at every stage, with an array of options to find the level of care considers the whole family.

Most recently, Wartburg received the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators and the 2015 Legacy Award from the Westchester County Chapter of the Links. In addition, Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State”, by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh consecutive year in 2017.

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