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CONCLUSION

The need for caregivers is rising, and will continue to do so. However, there are significant hurdles that Home Care Agencies are facing when it comes to finding qualified caregivers. Home Care Agencies need to have systems in place to overcome the challenges of recruiting and retaining caregivers. Long hours, poor communication with managers, lack of educational advancement, and inflexibility are some of the reasons why caregivers are difficult to find and retain.

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice president William Dombi told CNBC, "We are on the edge of a crisis. We are not prepared for what's coming. Our concern is that the demand is going to outstrip the supply unless we see some dynamic changes occur."

It is imperative for agencies to change recruiting and hiring practices in order to make sure the demand for caregivers matches the supply available. By utilizing these recruitment best practices and tips to retain caregivers, agencies should be able to find the most qualified and compassionate caregivers. showd.me offers an extensive library of resources that can be used in the onboarding and orientation process that can help agencies train the best candidates possible. There are also several training modules offered by showd.me that can be taken periodically to teach caregivers new skills and develop their professional abilities. We hope that Home Care Agency leaders find this ebook beneficial. If your agency is interested in requesting a demo to see what showd.me can offer, click here.

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