Caregivers Rank Visiting Angels, Senior Helpers as Most Desired Agencies
Visiting Angels and Senior Helpers have been named the most desired home care agencies for females and males to work for in 2014, respectively, according to myCNAjobs’ first quarter Caregiver Trend Report.
The study ranks the top five home care companies where male and female caregivers want to work, compiled by surveying thousands of professional caregivers. This particular edition of the study also highlights key retention factors and highlights the differences between what’s important in the workplace to men versus women.
“Job stability and learning opportunities were reported as the most important retention factors for males while job stability and the hours/shifts available were the biggest driver for women,” said Brandi Kurtyka, Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based myCNAjobs, in a statement.
myCNAjobs, a HealthcareResearch.org company, compiles its information by directly gathering self-reported responses from caregivers who anonymously provide feedback through a survey.
About 40% of respondents were under 30 years of age, while another 42% were age 31-50 and 18% were 50 or older. Seven in 10 reported wanting to work 36 or more hours a week, and if they don’t get the hours they want, nearly 40% plan to get multiple caregiving jobs, while 38% reported plans to seek work at a hospital or senior care center that would offer the hours they want.
Visting Angels and Comfort Keepers are the top two reported home care agencies to work for in 2014 among females, followed by Senior Helpers, Homecare Assistance, and Home Instead Senior Care. Senior Helpers and Homecare Assistance notched the top two spots among male caregivers, followed by Comfort Keepers, Right at Home, and SeniorBridge.
“In a market plagued by high turnover and little loyalty, being recognized as a top employment destination for caregivers is a big deal,” said Kurtyka. “The companies on the list are being honored as it’s a reflection of their commitment to caregivers and delivering a positive caregiver working experience.”
Access the full Q1 2014 Caregiver Trend Report.
Written by Alyssa Gerace