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What Do Caregivers Look For In a Provider?

Are you having unexplained caregiver turnover? Are you struggling to hire caregivers? It may be time to reevaluate your business and realize what caregivers want in a provider. Home Care Pulse has interviewed thousands of caregivers to discover what they look for in a provider, and here is what [...]

Sep 23, 2016|Articles|0 Comments
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Top 5 Caregiver Recruitment Sources

The home care industry is facing a recruiting crisis. Though need for home care is booming, there simply aren’t enough caregivers available to fill the growing demand. Providers in the past have adopted methods to hire quickly, out of desperation to meet an urgent shift. However, if providers want to [...]

Jun 10, 2016|Articles|0 Comments
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Providing Constructive Feedback to Your Caregivers in a Positive Way

Since caregivers act as ambassadors for your home care company, they need to represent you accurately and positively. Though caregivers generally do their best to provide high quality care, at times they may offend or injure a client. When this happens, you may need to step in and provide [...]

Apr 19, 2016|Articles|2 Comments
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Caregiver Training Topics that Promote Well-Rounded Client Care

Since many caregivers begin working with little or no experience in caregiving, training is a critical part of preparing to perform their responsibilities efficiently and effectively. Quality training allows caregivers to feel confident in their work, and in turn, it helps clients to feel well cared for and more [...]

Mar 24, 2016|Articles|0 Comments
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Tips for Performing Caregiver Reviews That Make a Difference

All employees need to understand how their performance impacts those they serve, and this is especially true for caregivers. Meeting with caregivers one-on-one is crucial in helping them understand their value to your agency. When issues arise, these one-on-one meetings also allow supervisors to ask questions and better understand the [...]

May 19, 2015|Articles|0 Comments
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Increase Caregiver Productivity through Flexible Work Schedules

In 2008, Jon Huntsman, Utah Governor, moved the majority of Utah’s state employees to a four-day workweek hoping to reduce energy expenses. The state government surveyed a few months after the switch and found the new, flexible schedule had increased employee productivity, lowered commuting costs, and reduced traffic congestion. A [...]

May 4, 2015|Articles|4 Comments
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Increase Your Caregiver Training to Decrease Your Caregiver Turnover

Last week we shared tips for hiring quality caregivers, but how do you hold onto these outstanding employees once you have them? According to the Private Duty Benchmarking Study, the median caregiver turnover rate for the home care industry was 53.2% in 2013. Turnover like this communicates instability to your [...]

Feb 4, 2015|Articles|1 Comment
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Providing Quality Care Requires Hiring Quality Caregivers

Staffing is a common frustration for many home care providers. In fact, according to the 2014 Private Duty Benchmarking Study, nearly 50% of providers reported caregiver shortages as the single greatest threat to the growth of their business. The pressure associated with having enough caregivers can lead to filling positions [...]

Jan 28, 2015|Articles|5 Comments
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Want to Grow Your Home Care Business? Keep Those Caregivers.

As a home care provider, you’ve experienced difficulty and frustration. When business owners in other industries would have given up and closed their doors, you remain positive and face the challenges, providing outstanding care for your clients. But as government regulations loom and day-to-day operations demand your attention, how do [...]

Dec 17, 2014|Articles|5 Comments
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Accommodating Culture, Religion, and Spirituality in Home Care

You and your home care business provide important services. When your clients need their medication, you are there; when they need help cleaning their home, you put on your yellow gloves; when they need help with personal grooming and care, you extend a helping hand. So what more can you do [...]

Sep 22, 2014|Articles|0 Comments
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