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crisis intervention and cultural competency. Programs are held at ArchCare facilities, provider locations and other sites, and most are available on demand through ArchCare’s online e-Learning system so workers can access them on their own schedules. New courses will be rolled out regularly and include certification training for Home Health Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants and Certified Case Managers. ArchCare has also partnered with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing to develop additional online and classroom courses. In 2019, they look forward to introducing a first-of-its-kind geriatric nurse residency program that will provide advanced classroom and practical training for recent nurse graduates who plan to specialize in caring for older adults. Employers may be reimbursed for the cost of replacing their workers in order to allow them to attend training. Caregivers may also be eligible for continuing education credits to help them meet state licensure requirements. “We’re repositioning long-term care workers for success in the new value-based environment,” said Hugo Pizarro, ArchCare’s senior vice president and chief experience officer, who leads the WIO program with an experienced team of learning and development experts. “Our goal is for 4,000 individual trainees to complete an average of 2.5 courses by the end of the first year. Three months in, we are already 40 percent of the way to that goal, and we’re just picking up steam.” Find out more about ArchCare’s WIO program, including course schedules and eligibility details, at archcare.org/wio. “We’re repositioning long-term care workers for success in the new value-based environment,” said Hugo Pizarro, ArchCare’s senior vice president and chief experience officer, who leads the WIO program with an experienced team of learning and development experts. “Our goal is for 4,000 individual trainees to complete an average of 2.5 courses by the end of the first year. Three months in, we are already 40 percent of the way to that goal, and we’re just picking up steam.” Hugo Pizarro Senior Vice President, Chief Experience Officer leadingageny.org 18