Finding ‘Fresh Blood’: How COVID Related Unemployment Created a New Class of Caregivers

POSTED ON MONDAY, August 17, 2020

Home health care agencies have always struggled with having enough staff, but due to COVID-19 unemployment rates have exceeded 16 million, there is a larger pool of candidates to choose from.

“Home care is an industry where the need is still high, and we have clients that need to be served,” Charlie Young, CEO of Synergy HomeCare, told HHCN. “In some segments of home care, we’re seeing the demand growing, so there’s absolutely a healthy, robust job market. This brings us an opportunity in the home care industry,” he said. “At Synergy HomeCare, we’ve seen our franchisees have a renewed focus on new caregivers coming into the marketplace.”

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