The Challenge of Finding and Training Excellent Caregivers

Pursuing a collaborative template for affordable and effective training

Written By:

Jeffrey W. Grossman and Sean L. Greer


May 10, 2016

An op-ed we published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch explores the shortage of excellent home care aides and how outstanding training can help solve this crisis.

Caregivers do extremely difficult work every day and yet are widely underpaid. This gap discourages otherwise excellent aides from pursuing a career in the home care industry.

One way to address this shortage is for industry and community organizations to collaborate to offer high-quality training.

How We Protect Our Clients

Not all home health providers are created equally


May 1, 2016

A basic background and reference check is all that is required for most home health care agencies. Sometimes, though, that’s not enough.

As this Washington Post article demonstrates, clients who receive care in their homes can be vulnerable to theft and financial abuse.

That’s why at Commonwise Home Care, we go far beyond your standard screening processes. We created a proprietary, evidence-based methodology to evaluate potential caregivers. And we only hire the best of the best.

We invest heavily in our interview processes to weed out candidates who have the potential to exploit clients. Our in-depth testing and screening system ensures that all prospective employees are fully vetted and trained before they join our Care Team.

We aim to hire the most gifted, honest and professional caregivers in the industry—and we believe that we do. Learn more about how we find, hire and train the best caregivers in the field.