Frequently Asked Questions
The DrKumo Connected Health Training Program is a part of the CalGrows initiative. As a training provider of CalGrows, we offer comprehensive courses on Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). Through this program, direct care workers, caregivers, unpaid care workers, and care coordinators can learn how to effectively utilize RPM technology and deliver exceptional care to patients.
The CalGrows Program is an initiative by the California Department of Aging, catering to caregivers of older adults and people with disabilities. This program is open to both in-home and community-based caregivers, whether paid or unpaid. Participants of CalGrows gain access to a wide range of benefits, including hundreds of free training courses, complimentary 1:1 career coaching, and incentives of up to $6,000 for eligible paid caregivers. It’s important to note that unpaid caregivers do not qualify for incentives.
No, participation in the CalGrows program is entirely free. There are no costs involved for participants
To be eligible for CalGrows, caregivers must reside in California. This includes various roles such as home care aides, care coordinators or care managers, dementia care specialists, non-IHSS affiliated personal care assistants, activities coordinators, transportation providers, unpaid friends and family caregivers, and other unlicensed care workers. Only paid caregivers qualify for incentive payments, while unpaid family and friend caregivers are not eligible for incentives. Click here for more details on eligibility.
We offer engaging and comprehensive e-learning courses that focus on utilizing RPM technology to enhance care delivery and equip care workers with essential skills. Our courses cover a wide range of topics, from basic to advanced RPM, chronic diseases, end-of-life care and grief, mental disorders, managing activities of daily living, and dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These courses are designed to be accessible and user-friendly, catering to diverse learner needs. Supported by expert-led training and cutting-edge technology, our courses aim to revolutionize healthcare delivery.
Yes, DrKumo does provide certificates of completion and badges upon finishing the courses. However, it’s important to note that the program does not offer academic degrees or professional licensing.
The self-paced online courses are available for access at any time and on any day. Participants can choose to complete the courses based on their own convenience.
Paid caregivers who live in and provide care in California who have been employed for a minimum of two months.
Unpaid family and friend caregivers do not qualify for incentive payments.
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program providers or caregivers providing care in institutional settings such as hospitals or skilled nursing facilities are also not eligible. IHSS Providers can qualify for incentives through the IHSS Career Pathways program. Learn more at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/cdss-programs/ihss/ihss-career-pathways-program.
The CalGrows program goes through December 15, 2023. Paid caregivers can claim incentives at any time, though claims must be submitted at app.bybeam.co/calgrows before December 15, 2023. Qualifying incentives may be paid out after that date, depending on when the claim was submitted and approved, and if there are funds remaining in the incentives pool.
Please note there is a limited amount of funding available for each incentive program. Once each program runs out of funding, incentives will no longer be available. Therefore, it is best to complete the incentive payments claim as soon as eligible.
You can submit an incentive claim using this secure portal [https://go.calgrows.org/incentive-claim-portal]. Keep in mind that you will need to provide proof of employment and proof of course completion. You will also need to share if the course is from Incentive Track 1: Learn and Earn or Track 2: Career Builder.
The information needed for incentive claims will depend on the program level in Learn and Earn or Career Builder. However, caregivers should prepare to provide proof of course completion and proof of employment, like paystubs or letters from employers. They may also need to provide tax information, including social security number or EIN.