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If you’re currently employed in New York’s home health care or nursing home industry, you could receive $100 in pre-paid debit cards just for completing online courses.

Health & Wellness Series

You can receive a $25 pre-paid debit card per completed course, up to a maximum of four (4) courses ($100 total for all four). To be eligible, your primary job responsibility must be direct client care or direct supervision of workers providing direct client care.

The four courses below are eligible for pre-paid debit cards (subject to availability of funding and verification of eligibility):

  • Grief and Loss
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Understanding Depression
  • Trauma Informed Care

The deadline to complete courses is March 29th








Stipend-Eligible Job Titles

Administrative Support — All Titles
Administrative Support — All Titles – Dietary/Food Service
Administrative Support — All Titles – Housekeeping
Administrative Support — All Titles – Office Clerks
Administrative Support — All Titles – Other
Administrative Support — All Titles – Patient Service Representatives
Administrative Support — All Titles – Transportation
Clinical Support
Clinical Support – Medical Assistants
Clinical Support – Nurse Aides/Assistants
Clinical Support – Patient Care Techs
Home Health Care
Home Health Care – Certified Home Health Aides
Home Health Care – Other
Home Health Care – Personal Care Aides
Non-licensed Care Coordination/Case Management/Care Management/Patient Navigators/Community Health Worker – Care Manager/Coordinator
Nursing – LPNs
Nursing – Staff Registered Nurses
Nursing Care Managers/ Coordinators/Navigators/Coaches
Nursing Care Managers/ Coordinators/Navigators/Coaches – LPN Care Coordinators/Case Managers
Nursing Care Managers/ Coordinators/Navigators/Coaches – RN Care Coordinators/Case Managers/Care Transitions
Other Allied Health
Other Allied Health – Nutritionists/Dieticians
Other Allied Health – Occupational Therapy Assistants/Aides
Other Allied Health – Physical Therapy Assistants/Aides
Social Worker Case Management/ Care Management
Social Worker Case Management/ Care Management – Bachelor’s Social Work
Social Worker Case Management/ Care Management – Other
Social Worker Case Management/ Care Management – Social Worker Care Coordiantors/Case Managers/Care Transition

Grief and Loss

This training provides participants a greater understanding of the difference between grief & loss and how to use the Stages of Grief as a tool. Participants learn about chronic sorrow and compassion fatigue, and the impact both can have on caregivers while understanding how to continue to do their important work after loss. Resources will be provided for participants in the form of coping skills and additional community resources. A subsequent peer-to-peer support group is being developed to add continuous support.

Understanding Anxiety

This training provides participants a greater understanding of anxiety in general and more specifically during the time of Covid-19. Participants will understand the difference between stress related anxiety and anxiety disorders as well as learn signs and symptoms to identify when anxiety interferes with one’s life. Coping skills will be taught in order to relieve some of the stress and uncertainty that can trigger anxiety.

Understanding Depression

This training provides participants a greater understanding of depression and the difference between sadness and depression during the time of Covid-19. Participants will learn signs and symptoms to identify when depression can begin to interfere with their lives as a caregiver, or a colleague’s life, or a friend’s life. SMART GOALS is a tool that will be taught as a way of coping with depression in order that someone struggling with this can use small attainable goals towards progression.

Trauma Informed Care

The Trauma-Informed Care Training is an up to 2 hour class that will provide participants a better understanding of trauma, including how it impacts thoughts, feelings and behaviors of people we interact with. Additionally, Trauma-informed care will allow participants to approach their work and life as caregivers from a trauma informed lens, which will allow participants to better care for their friends, patients, and themselves. Participants will also gain resources and coping tools to help them navigate their roles as caregivers, reducing the rate of burn out among caregivers.