Since the emergence of Obamacare, the home care sector boomed. With more access to health care options, it’s no secret that home care became the number one choice for elderly and disabled Americans. In comparison to other options, home care services provide Americans the choice to stay home.
Home Care services provide comfort to clients and families alike. Additionally, choices give families the ability to find the perfect peace of mind.
Families Have Options for Care
Families have several options when choosing a care plan for their loved one. These options include nursing homes or assisted living facilities. There is one problem with this option. It comes at a cost. Your loved one may not receive the care they need.
I am a firm believer that families should have as many options as possible for their care needs. The more care need options there are the more likely a family will find what works for them.
Home Care Is a Reliable Choice
I work as a director at a vocational school that trains and educates Nurse Aides. Despite their best intentions, most often the human resource teams at nursing homes are faced with a dilemma. They have the members at their home, but not enough nurse aides to stabilize the care at their facilities.
Nursing Homes are Under Staffed
Nursing homes provide an important piece to the puzzle. However, they face challenges. As someone in charge of a Vocational School, nursing homes are often understaffed and cannot provide the quality their patients deserve.
It is a sad, but true reality for nursing homes. The main reason they are understaffed is because nurse aides are hard to staff. Nevertheless, home care agencies may encounter a similar situation with home health aides.
The main difference though is that home health aides may work for more than one agency. Furthermore, home care attendants provide a personal care assistance that nursing homes cannot give. Essentially, people who are in the home care service industry are passionate about what they do.