A challenge of any business is the retention of employees. High turnover rates require a business owner to constantly train new workers, and does not allow time for the employees to build knowledge and trust over time. This challenge is greatest perhaps in the Home Care business. Caregivers are quitting en-masse, with Benchmark reports showing that caregivers’ turnover rates in elderly care hit an all-time high of 82% in 2019.
2020 was a disruptive year, bringing many simmering social issues to a boil. With the Covid-19 pandemic as a catalyst, many topics sprang to the forefront, gracing newspaper covers and dominating the national and global conversation. As the pandemic progressed one of the major issues that needed to be addressed became abundantly clear – the population aging and the ability of states and communities to properly care for their older citizens.
Do you ever sit and wonder, where has the time gone, boy am I getting old. Chances are, if you are sitting in a developed country, that you share this feeling with anywhere from a fifth to a third of your country’s population. The world’s population is getting older, and people are starting to notice.
Caregivers, coordinators, owners, executives… No matter the name, rank, or role, a professional in the home care industry could always benefit from using technology. Technology can not only increase operational efficiency and profit margins but also improve the quality of service to clients.
In long-term care, it is important to address your clients’ needs, whether those are physical, emotional or social. It can be quite common for older clients to live away from family members and rely on you, their care provider, to provide them with everyday support.
With Covid-19 changing every way the world works, it makes sense that we also change the way we care for older adults members of our society. In fact, 80% of covid-related deaths in the US are older adults.
The end of World War II brought an age of prosperity for the United States, and along with it the baby boom, a generation that saw the largest number of college applicants and the most significant entry of manpower into the workforce. By 2030, the entire baby boomer generation will be 65 and older, and seniors will make up almost a quarter of the entire U.S. population.
Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda, in partnership with Solano Public Health and Choice in Aging, will be hosting two town hall events for senior service providers and their clients to provide the latest information related to COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Solano County.
Caregiving 101 – Chronic Respiratory Disease
It is estimated that seniors lose at least $2.6 billion annually to financial exploitation. One of the most common scams is the Emergency Scam, or Grandparent Scam.
Did you know that June is National Elder Abuse Awareness month? The senseless physical, emotional, and financial abuse of seniors has devastating consequences.
Attend this free webinar hosted by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
We all use gloves for a variety of reasons but in this current COVID-19 age, we need to pay special attention to how we are removing and disposing of our gloves after wearing them.
Kaiser Permanente is taking Sacramento’s homelessness crisis into its own hands, with a plan to put $32 million toward housing and shelter projects, the health system announced Thursday morning.
For many seniors, the idea of losing the independence they have had all their lives is inconceivable.
Many times we watch our aging loved one’s deteriorating state and think they are just “getting older” with unsteady hands or stiffness in muscles.
Though eating right seems like common sense, there’s a great deal of misinformation floating around about what to eat and what not to eat.