Here at Invent@NMU, we pride ourselves on celebrating client success and growth. We are thrilled to bring you an update on one of our past clients, Caregiver Incentive Project, to highlight the impactful work they are doing in our very own community.
This April, Caregiver Incentive Project is launching a free mentor-based training program for new in-home caregivers. This program was created in response to the nation-wide shortage of in-home caregivers and works to create one of the very first standardized training programs for caregivers entering the in-home setting.
The CIP Caregiver Academy’s Mentored New In-home Caregiver Training program will take place on Northern Michigan University’s campus and will be completed in four in-person weekend training sessions. Session topics include:
Caregiver Incentive Project (CIP) is a nonprofit based out of Marquette, MI that seeks to improve the lives of the cared for by supporting caregivers. Caregiver Incentive Project is able to accomplish this mission through its three pillars: Inform, Train, Incentivize.
Caregiver Incentive Project educates the public and raises awareness of this nationwide crisis, and communicates how this crisis truly affects everyone in the community.
Through offering a higher standard of training and certification at no cost to entry-level in-home caregivers, Caregiver Incentive Project supports individuals who are beginning their career as an in-home caregiver. Caregiver Incentive Project believes that through proper training and certification, new caregivers to the workforce will bring with them a high standard of ethical behavior, creating a ripple effect of positive change within the industry.
Caregiver Incentive Project works to inform, encourage, and inspire individuals to provide in-home caregiving by incentivizing them. This Upper Peninsula-based nonprofit alleviates barriers for students looking to pursue a career as a caregiver in a variety of ways: providing scholarships to college students who are beginning careers as in-home caregivers, and securing grant funding to aid students who are in student loan debt.
In spring of 2019, Eric Paad and his daughter, Dorothy, came through the doors of Invent@NMU with the idea to launch a nonprofit that would incentivize quality caregiving in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Eric Paad became inspired by his daughter, Dorothy, for whom he and his wire are in-home caregivers. After securing 501(c)3 nonprofit status, Eric and Dorothy collaborated with the Invent@NMU team to raise awareness of Caregiver Incentive Project’s key messages in the Marquette community.
Invent@NMU assisted in newsletter management, social media marketing, and launch event planning and execution. We are incredibly proud of the positive impact that Caregiver Incentive Project continues to make in the lives of our neighbors in the Marquette community.
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