The Korian Academy Institute’s Geriatric Care Passport officially gained training certification status on February 16th, 2018.
The Academy is the training institute of the Korian group, the European leader in care and support services for seniors. The “Geriatric Care Passport” provides recognition of specific skills required by care workers working with the elderly. This innovative course was designed by the Korian Academy and became available to the Group’s employees in 2017. It aims to improve the quality of care and support offered to patients and residents. This is the first time a geriatric certification for caregivers, educational and social assistants, and nurses has gained national recognition in France, and the Korian Academy is the only certified body accredited to issue certificates for the course.
"We are extremely proud to see this training course recognised at national level and to contribute to the sector’s professionalization and enhance our teams’ employability. Care professionals working with the elderly require increasingly specific care skills which up until now have only been touched upon in basic care worker training. This course is essentially a skills passport that promotes the well-being and stimulation of our residents, and enhances the employability of our staff” says Rémi Boyer, Group Chief Human Resources Officer.
The Geriatric Care Passport addresses four areas: the elderly person’s care and well-being, therapeutic programmes and continuity of care, stimulating the elderly, and everyday care and support. Certification is based on online assessment and practical experience.
Key figures for the Geriatric Care Passport:
- 193 hours: 161 hours in the classroom and 32 hours distance learning.
- Half of all Korian care workers (5,000 in France) are currently enrolled on the course
- Korian aims to train all its teams by 2020 (10,000 people).
The Korian Academy was created in 2002 and delivers the Group’s training policy. It seeks to facilitate employees’ career development through in-house promotion, leverage their competencies in order to share best practices, and consolidate the Group’s corporate culture. It has a multidisciplinary teaching team consisting of expert trainers including nurses, physiotherapists, geriatric psychologists, legal experts, etc.