How Home Care Providers are Widening the Talent Pool with “Non-Traditional’ Caregivers

Posted Sunday, February 6, 2022

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, each year for the next decade there will be almost six hundred thousand openings for home health and personal care aides.  If providers want to fill all of these positions, the are going to need to think outside of the box.

“[Home care] typically looks for people who are already familiar with the work of caregiving. We think of this as ‘the ideal caregiver,’” Helen Adeosun, CEO and founder of CareAcademy, told Home Health Care News. “Therein lies the challenge, as we’re in the midst of a shortage exacerbated by the pandemic. There’s a need, on a much larger basis, for us to reshape and rethink who we’re going after — and who gets to become a caregiver.”

The pandemic and subsequent shutdowns, labor-oriented workers have been looking to get into home health care.

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