Quiz: What’s a Heilerziehungspfleger?

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A Heilerziehungspfleger or “HEP” for short, is a Special Needs Care provider who has completed a five-year advanced degree in assisting, caring, educating and helping children and adults with disabilities and special care requirements. They provide personal and hygiene assistance including toileting, bathing, lifting, feeding (including feeding tubes) and other daily support needs. They make

Apex Addresses US Families' Need for Live-in Special Needs Care During Covid with the Addition of American Care Professionals

Today, Apex Social, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting education, travel and cultural exchange, announced an expansion effort focused on matching American students and graduates trained in special education, occupational, physical or speech therapy with carefully vetted American host families for a professional gap year, where they are able to play a lead role in guiding

Announcing our 2020 Care Professional of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Apex PROaupair’s 2020 Care Professional of the Year contest: Luisa Schmid, a Pediatric Nurse and a graduate of nursing school at Klinikverbund Südwest, Böblingen in Germany. Read on to discover why Luisa is the winner! Our family feels so incredibly blessed that Luisa is a part of

Announcing our 2019 Professional Au Pair of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of apex PROaupair’s 2019 Professional Au Pair of the Year contest:  Nadine Hahnau, a Pre-School & Kindergarten Teacher and graduate of Rhein-Maas College in Kempen, Germany.  Read on to discover why Nadine is the 2019 winner!“It warmed our hearts to see how quickly she got along with Leni