Senior care is one of those industries where if you are not passionate about your profession, it is a tough place to be employed. Being a caregiver is a demanding job. Many people thrive in this industry, but it’s not for everyone. A lot of the larger care centers have experienced a large amount of turnover, and in some regions of the United States, this is making the caregiver shortage worse. Many experts had predicted that this would happen, but most estimates agreed that the situation would not be noticeable until 2020.
Changes in the economy are also contributing to this. One care community in Pennsylvania commented that upsurges in other sectors of the economy, such as more jobs available in warehouses and industrial labor positions, it is harder to find employees. While this is beyond the control of any of us, we can be aware of it now, make adjustments where they need to be made, and keep offering a high quality service. But while these jobs are at the mercy of the market, senior care is one of the businesses that is going to keep growing for a long time. The population of elderly individuals in our society keeps growing, and more and more growth will be necessary to keep up with this.
Hopefully, these things are not impacting your ability to find high quality care for a loved one. But being aware of the situation, and the difficulties that you might face, will help you to better overcome any shortages you might come across.
This is why we at Paradise In-Home Care strive to only employ caregivers who are truly passionate about helping other people. Compassion is a must if you are going to survive in this job. It can often be an emotionally difficult job, as anyone who has acted as a family caregiver to someone that they love can attest to. A sense of love is needed, but also a drive to help others.
Additionally, to make sure that we only send the very best to help you and your loved one, we ensure that all of our caregivers have received adequate training. If your mom or dad were to suffer from some sort of traumatic injury, you want a caregiver that knows what to do and when. And to add an extra level of confidence to the care that your mom or dad will get, we hold our caregivers to an even higher standard. We conduct criminal background checks on the people that we employ, make sure that they are insured and bonded, and only hire the very best in the field.
Senior care is easy to find, but exceptional senior care isn’t. And with the expected shortage of caregivers that is likely to keep growing, this is going to get even harder on families. We might not be the best choice for your family, but our hope is that through the services we provide and our blog that we can point you in the right direction when it comes to senior care. You and your family deserve high quality care. If you do have questions about your family’s care options, be sure to get in touch with us today for a free consultation.