Innovative Eldercare Consumer Training Opportunity

About Us

Learn everything you need to know to prepare for a positive experience with homecare and the paid caregiver you hire.
Be part of an innovative eldercare pilot training program for consumers and workers.

  • Are you a senior who anticipates needing homecare in the near future?
  • Are you arranging and managing care for your parent or loved one?
  • This new training program may be for you!

What Consumers Will Learn

  • Best practices for hiringPicture of Caregiver Helping Senior
    and supervising
  • Legal rights and
    responsibilities of employers
  • Clear and open communication
    with a paid caregiver
  • Self-directed care
  • Conflict resolution
  • Role of the family in
    care management
  • Positive and collaborative
  • Planning, Budgeting,
    and Decision making

We bridge the needs of consumers and workers through quality training that ensures both the dignity of seniors living at home and the dignity of paid caregivers who support them to live independently.

Who Should Apply?

Seniors and their family members who may need to hire or have recently hired a full- or part-time caregiver to assist with the activities of daily living at home and want to carry out ethical employment practices.

This pilot training is free of charge to participants.
Assistance with direct transportation to and from training sessions is available for seniors upon request.

For more information and application assistance call (212) 787-7600 x272.

Pilot Training Series ended October 26

Aging with Dignity:
Quality Senior Homecare and Fair Workplaces

This training is the first of its kind! Consumers and workers will learn the skills specific to their own needs and responsibilities. They will also join together for three sessions of side-by-side learning that will assist seniors, their family members, and workers in developing strong partnerships and mutual understanding.

Past Consumer Training Dates**

  • Sunday, July 20 | 11:00AM-4:30PM*
  • Wednesday, July 23 | 5:00-8:00PM
  • Wednesday, July 30 | 5:00-8:00PM
  • Sunday, September 14 | 11:00AM-2:00PM*
  • Graduation – Sunday, October 26 | 10:00AM-3:00PM*

*Includes side-by-side training with workers
**Please consider applying even if you are unable to attend all training dates.

All five sessions will take place in the B’nai Jeshurun Community House:
270 West 89th Street between Broadway and West End

This location is handicap accessible.

More Detailed Information


About Us
This first of its kind, pilot program is being developed by the Eldercare Dialogues Consortium, a joint worker and consumer coalition which includes: Adhikaar, B’nai Jeshurun, Damayan: Migrant Workers Association, Domestic Workers United, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Our coalition, has been nurtured by a strong foundation of dialogue, relationship building, and shared learning. Together we are taking action to meaningfully prepare seniors and their family members to begin employing caregivers, to create good jobs, and to increase the accessibility of worker training to support New York’s rapidly growing senior population to age in place with dignity and support.Training and curriculum development is in partnership with Cornell University – School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Cooperative Extension, the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network, and SEIU 1199 Training and Employment Funds.

Read this article to learn more about the Elder Care Dialogues and the work of the Aging in NY Hevra.