Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Home health care agencies have struggled for years to hire enough home health workers.  New data suggests that this is no longer the case.

“For years, both home health and home care agencies have struggled to hire enough workers to meet demand for their services, which continues to skyrocket as America’s population ages. In the past, the difficult, often low-wage work has also prompted in-home care professionals to hop around from one agency to the next, constantly hunting for better pay, benefits and overall circumstances.”

“Prior to coronavirus, the health care market was a job seeker’s market,” AnnElizabeth Konkel, an economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab, told Home Health Care News. “Job seeker interest was falling and the sector’s unemployment was incredibly low, meaning that employers were starting to scramble to find the workers they needed.”

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