In-Home Caregivers Prefer Virtual Training

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020

According to a new survey of 11,000 home caregivers across the United States by Medflyt Virtual training has emerged as critical for in-home caregivers during the COVID-19 public health emergency and that development is likely to continue in 2021.

Over 83 percent of surveyed caregivers have become more interested in in-service mobile training since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the survey, and 60 percent would rather be trained online instead of in person.

“The pandemic has forced the homecare industry to digitally transform sooner than expected, creating a skills/training gap as patients rely on at-home health care,” said Levi Y. Pavlovsky, COO and co-founder of Medflyt. “Based on our findings, it’s clear that agencies are in need of solutions to help simplify caregiver staffing, training and compliance. In addition, caregivers are looking for more mobile-based options.”

Sixty two percent of caregivers said that easy and quick onboarding and ease of staffing are reasons to stay with or choose one agency over another. Also, 44 percent said better communication and flexibility from agencies would considerably improve their training.

Many respondents said they want to be educated on topics related to the public health emergency such as social distancing, regulations and sanitation, in relation to their work.

Source: NAHC Report

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