Caregiver recruitment and retention are of the biggest issues that the home care industry is facing. Now more than ever, home care providers want to do all they can to keep their caregivers motivated, healthy, and happy on the job. It has been noticed, that caregiver employee turnover has been a major issue for a long. Supporting it with statistics and facts, it might get difficult for you to retain your staff, isn't it? Moreover, baby boomers are turning 65 every day; which means the need for caregivers is growing with every passing day.
The outset of the pandemic has wreaked havoc in the home care industry, but, despite challenges, it rose from the ashes and sweetened its pot with the potential to rise in 2021. First and foremost, looking at the rise in demand for home care and personal care services, the Biden Administration stepped in and announced the release of $460 Million for Home Care services in May 2021. This initiative brought back the value lost for the care providers and home care providing services.
Caregivers form the face value of agencies. The care providers represent the integrity, ethics of the businesses, therefore, build a brand image in the market. But, maintaining goodwill in the industry becomes difficult because retaining caregivers has turned out to be the biggest and the toughest challenge for home care businesses. Instead of providing incentives and bonuses, the home care agencies must resort to using efficient technology.
Here, we are going to talk about everyday challenges in scheduling, billing, and reporting that are being encountered by professionals in private duty home care agencies. Understanding of the internal business processes and routine operations executed while managing, scheduling, billing, and reporting in a home care provider's office by the designated staff. Thus, a software solution with real-life problem-solving capabilities can empower home care agencies.
All the states were required to implement EVV before January 1st, 2020. However, most of the states have been offered an exemption under ‘Good Faith Efforts Request’. The ‘Good Faith Effort Request’ offered a one-year extension in implementing EVV for the agencies delivering personal care/home care services in their respective states, and encountered unavoidable system delays. Now, the final deadline is January 1st, 2021. Let’s Get EVV Ready!
National Family Caregiver Month is celebrated to honor and appreciate all of the family caregivers who work selflessly day and night caring for our loved ones. Although they should be thanked and appreciated every day, National Family Caregiver Month is an opportunity to make family caregivers feel recognized, cared for, and appreciated for the commendable work they do. Making a caregiver feel special should not be a task, as they already do not expect very much. They are overjoyed by the simplest efforts.
The home care industry is globally affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and has led to sweeping changes in delivering care to seniors. Apart from its adverse effect on the community, a greater use of technology in personal care services could be one of the best things that arise out of the global pandemic. Many home care organizations are inching towards making a lot more services available during the tough times by utilizing the true potential of technology that allows seamless connectivity through devices and remote monitoring systems.
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