Health Care Solutions by Katoria

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Health Care Solutions by Katoria.
Health Care Solutions by Katoria.
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Health Care Solutions by Katoria
1135 Heatherstone Dr., Suite 22, Fredericksburg 22407
Email: hcsbykatoria@aol.com
Owners: Katoria and Vern Weaver

When was the business founded and how did it come to be?
Katoria moved to the Fredericksburg area in March 2012 as a director of nursing at a local assisted living facility. Recruitment and retention of quality, competent nursing staff was one of the issues she faced. After much consideration, she realized that there were not many opportunities for quality, affordable career training in this area. She began operating HCS in the basement of her Spotsylvania home, training direct care aides and medication aides. Working full time 50-plus hour-per-week while starting a business completely out-of-pocket was a challenge in itself.

What type of product/service does your business offer?
Over the past year and a half, HCS has began offering several new allied health occupation courses to include Phlebotomy Tech, Pharmacy Tech, EKG Tech, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Manager, Medical Billing and Coding, Hospital Patient Care Tech, Babysitting, CPR/First Aide and Train the Trainer courses. We offer online, on site and combination classes for maximum convenience. We partner with several agencies and facilities in the community to assist our graduates with job placement.

What's a fact about your business that most customers don't know?
There are many things in the planning phases for 2014 including, but not limited to, adding CNA, Cosmetology and LPN programs. In addition to the career training courses we provide, HCS offers respite care, companion and homemaker services to include safety monitoring for individuals with dementia and cognitive impairments, housekeeping, laundry, cooking, transportation, conversation and mental stimulation. Katoria puts her extensive experience in management and quality assurance/quality improvement to work by partnering with assisted living facilities from Northern Virginia and as far south as Lawrenceville, Va., providing survey readiness audits, interim Director of Nursing services, in-services/ training, team building seminars, health care oversights, mock surveys and plans of correction. HCS offers fast track career training at the most competitive rates.

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