Emeritus Corporation (NYSE: ESC), a national provider of assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services to seniors, announced a partnership with Silverchair Learning Systems to implement a comprehensive online training program for its facilities. The rollout of the program is set to begin in June 2010. Silverchair’s Learning Management System (LMS) delivers, tracks, and reports on educational programs for a user’s entire organization. It provides a complete curriculum of in-service and regulatory courses required by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), as well as important resident care topics that specifically address the needs of senior care providers and their employees. Program users can also customize the system to include material specific to their organizations.
"Having a highly trained and knowledgeable staff is a critical part of our senior care philosophy at Emeritus," said Granger Cobb, President and Co-CEO of Emeritus Corporation. "We are pleased to be implementing the Silverchair Learning Management System in order to coordinate and optimize our training procedures across all of our 316 communities."
"Emeritus is one of the most well-respected, well-managed senior care organizations in the country," says Mike Mutka, President and COO of Silverchair Learning Systems. "Large organizations like Emeritus recognize the importance of delivering high-quality, cost-effective training across the organization; they prefer to partner with Silverchair Learning rather than spend time and money trying to reinvent the wheel with homegrown programs. We provide a quick, easy, and economical way to ensure standardization in training."