As economists publish their increasingly gloomy outlooks for the global economy next year, one silver lining for the home care sector is that demand will stay strong even if overall retail employment demand subsides.
As 2019 enters the home stretch and we look forward to the year ahead, it’s an opportune time to prepare for the issues and trends that will impact the home care industry. The first step, of course, is the forecast.
A year ago, we accurately predicted that 2019 would be a year where caregiver engagement would be a key differentiator for agencies. We forecasted increasingly blurred lines between clinical care and personal care. And we foresaw that virtual care and remote monitoring, which long seemed to be just out of reach in the future, would finally start to be considered an important element of servicing home health care.