Despite Staffing Challenges, Home Health Aide Jobs Growing Rapidly

Home health agencies struggling with staffing and retention issues may find solace in the fact that the supply of caregivers will only continue to grow, as the home health aide occupation is expected to be the fastest-growing job in the health care industry over the next decade, according to the 2016-2026 Employment Projections from the U.S. […]

Home Health Aide Tops List of 2017’s Most In-Demand Jobs

Home health providers may not find 2017’s most in-demand job surprising—but they may find it concerning. “Home health aide” is the most in-demand job for 2017, according to a recent report from job search portal CareerCast. The job beat out other health care professions, like physical therapists and nurse practitioners, to claim the top spot. […]

Editor’s Picks: The Home Health Jobs Update

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? This week, we had mixed data about the home health care job market to share with our readers. The good: The home health industry was the fastest growing job market in health care over the last 12 months. However, nurses are fleeing the industry in […]

Home Health Job Growth Outpaces All Other Health Care Settings

Home health care—an industry that knows staff turnover all too well—is adding jobs at a faster pace than any other health care employment setting, new data show. Over the past 12 months, home health care added 74,900 jobs for a growth rate of 5.8%, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the Altarum Institute, […]

Nearly 40 Million Americans Provide Unpaid Caregiving

There are nearly 40 million Americans that provide unpaid eldercare, with many spending as much as three hours per day providing care services, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).   From 2011-2012, there were 39.6 million eldercare providers in the nation, representing 16% of the U.S. civilian non institutional population age 15 […]