Staffing Reclaims Title of Home-Based Care Industry’s Biggest Challenge

Apart from the COVID-19 virus, staffing is the single-most challenging aspect of delivering care inside the home, with the national supply of clinicians and caregivers drastically overwhelmed by service demand. That’s according to the 2021 Home Health Care News Outlook Survey and Report, produced in partnership with home-based care software company Homecare Homebase. More than […]

Biden Administration Includes ‘Home Care Workforce Crisis’ in New Pandemic Plan

President Joe Biden focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic during his first full day in office Thursday. In doing so, he once again drew attention to home-based care and getting the current “workforce crisis” under control. “Our national strategy is comprehensive,” Biden said during an address from the White House. “It’s based on science, not […]

Interim’s New Recruitment Campaign Targets Job Candidates Looking to Make a Career Transition

Finding enough workers has been a longstanding pain point for in-home care providers. With the launch of a new national recruitment campaign, Interim HealthCare wants to take a proactive approach to address those persistent challenges. Interim is a Sunrise, Florida-based in-home care franchise with more than 530 locations across the U.S. The company recently launched […]

Inside Care To Stay Home’s Person-Focused Retention Strategy

The COVID-19 emergency has further compounded the difficulties home-based care providers face when it comes to retention. Still, many organizations have used this time to solidify their efforts around company culture. Care To Stay Home is one example. The company recently topped Fortune’s annual Best Workplaces in Aging Services list for the second year in […]

‘Once They’re Gone, They’re Gone’: Family & Nursing Care Rebuilds Workforce After COVID-19 Losses

While in-home care providers have always struggled with caregiver retention, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic made growing a workforce nearly impossible. In fact, many operators are just now recovering from the labor disruptions of last spring. Take Family & Nursing Care, for example. The Silver Spring, Maryland-based private-pay home care provider had its total caregiver count […]

Disease-Specific Training for Home-Based Care Workers Can Improve Staffing, Boost Quality

Personal care aides are tasked with caring for seniors with a variety of health conditions — many of which they are not properly trained in. And without the proper training, those aides operate in highly stressful environments without the tools to care for their patients adequately. That can hurt health outcomes, increase the caregiver’s emotional […]

‘We’re Looking for the Best of the Best’: Why Dementia-Focused Home Health Provider Tender Rose Cherry-Picks Top Caregivers

As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia rises, more in-home care providers are rolling out specialized services lines focused on memory care and disease-specific needs. Some providers are even building their entire businesses around dementia. One such in-home care company is Tender Rose Dementia Care Specialists, which has been […]

Why In-Home Care Agencies Need to Rethink Their Staffing Strategies

Home-based care agencies have had to lean on technology during the COVID-19 crisis, whether they liked it or not. In some cases, that meant conducting remote visits, even if they weren’t reimbursable under Medicare rules. In other cases, it meant having staff work from home in this new, long-term COVID-19 reality. But telehealth platforms are […]