The fact that home care is a high-turnover industry shouldn’t be shocking news; however, pinpointing exactly what’s causing that turnover will affect how your agency grows in the coming years.
While there are obvious reasons why caregivers leave — like low pay and inconsistent schedules — it’s important to make sure you’re not unintentionally sweeping anything under the rug.
Here are some of the not-so-obvious factors that might be affecting your ability to recruit and retain caregivers.
Caregivers want to work somewhere that enables them to grow and learn new skills — but, even more so, they want to be prepared to handle any challenges that working in caregiving might throw at them. Training, or the lack thereof, can be a deciding factor in why a caregiver chooses your agency over another, or leaves for a new opportunity.
If you offer continuous training paths, you should be promoting them before even hiring on new caregivers — it’s not something that every home care agency offers and will set you apart from the competition.
By taking the time to position yourself as the agency that offers the best training in the area, you’ll find that the applicants that come
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