Growth During Uncertainty: How In-Home Care Providers View 2020 and Beyond

For most in-home care providers, the uncertainty caused by the impact of the public health emergency still casts a wide shadow. That’s according to recent findings from an Axxess-HHCN survey released earlier this week. The survey, conducted online from July 14 through Aug. 3, included responses from more than 300 home-based care professionals. Of those […]

Home Care No Longer a Job Seeker’s Market, New Data Suggests

Job seekers have long had the upper hand when it comes to hiring in the home health and home care markets. But that’s quickly changing, new data suggests. For years, both home health and home care agencies have struggled to hire enough workers to meet demand for their services, which continues to skyrocket as America’s […]

Despite New Challenges, Low Wages Continue to Plague Home Care Jobs

Despite the spotlight that COVID-19 has placed on in-home care, the newfound visibility has not translated into higher wages or income for most caregivers. That’s true even as in-home care workers continue working with added safety risks and emerging job challenges. That’s according to a new report released Tuesday from PHI, a New York-based advocacy […]

HCAOA Throws Support Behind CareAcademy Program to ‘Reskill’ 1M New Caregivers by 2023

Just one month after its original launch with venture capital company Kairos HQ, CareAcademy has expanded its caregiver job placement and training initiative. CareAcademy is a Boston-based training platform for home care professionals. The company currently serves roughly 1,000 home care clients and locations. The company’s “Future of Work is Home Care” program aims to […]

How Royal Care Improved Its Caregiver Retention Rate to Over 90%

Over the years, in-home care providers have been forced to become increasingly creative when it comes to retention. One company, Royal Care, has been able to accomplish this in the hyper-competitive New York market, thanks to a unique caregiver perks program. Founded in 1995, Royal Care is an in-home care agency that provides professional nursing […]

Encompass Health CEO Mark Tarr: It’s in Every Company’s Best Interest to Make Diversity a Priority

Across the U.S., ongoing protests against police violence toward Black Americans and other people of color have caused many companies to take a closer look at issues pertaining to workplace diversity and inclusion. For some companies, this time has been a call to action, with many announcing plans to develop initiatives aimed at addressing inequality […]

Finding the Right Employee Compensation Model Under PDGM

Mapping out a clear pay structure and expectations for field staff is imperative for success in home-based care, particularly as margins become slimmer and the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) takes hold. Compensation structure is one of the biggest influences on providers’ margins — if not the biggest. With that in mind, providers need to find […]

PPP Loans Have Helped Save More Than 160K US Home-Based Care Jobs

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has helped home-based care providers who received less than $150,000 in loans save more than 160,000 jobs nationwide, according to data from the Small Business Administration (SBA). States such as Texas, California and Florida saw the highest number of home-based care jobs retained as a result of the program. Meanwhile, […]

Home Care Agencies Can Curb Turnover Costs with Better Preparation, Job Quality

Direct care workers are still undervalued, undertrained and have little opportunity for career advancement, according to a new report from PHI. Ultimately, that’s bad for home-based care agencies — and their bottom lines. New York-based PHI is a direct care worker and senior care advocacy organization. PHI typically classifies direct care workers as personal care […]