Caring for the older adult population is a rewarding profession that involves unique challenges. As a leader in the industry, HomeWell can help guide you through the whole process — from training to implementation.
Staying up-to-date on the latest home care trends in the United States can help you notice which areas need improvement to serve your community better. Read on for some of the top home care industry trends to consider in your 2023 approach.
Advanced technology creates unparalleled accessibility, helping older adults live simpler and stay in their homes longer. This technology can range from smart-assisted walkers to digital pill dispensers. By providing clients in your care with these items, you can better ensure their safety when your home care team is not around.
When home care providers start offering specialized care services, demand can increase as clients often want a caregiver who is knowledgeable and experienced in their particular condition. These services could include dementia care, diabetes monitoring or even companionship for loneliness.
Home care is not a one-size-fits-all approach. As aging adults have unique personal needs, creating personalized care plans alongside the client can help them set their own goals and independence limitations. It also addresses the universal demand for older adult home care more specifically.
Just as home care companies invest in their clients, they also take the opportunity to invest in their caregivers. Offering caregiver training programs can help your employees stay educated on best practices and create valuable learning experiences. Creating a supportive working environment for caregivers can also increase retention and reduce caregiver burnout.
After the emergence of COVID-19, many home care companies have increased their safety protocols to ensure client health. Enhanced safety can include anything from improved sanitation practices to creating a clutter-free environment for a fall-risk client. Either way, take the time to review your safety protocols and update them accordingly.
While these are only a few of the most popular trends in the home care industry, they can make a significant difference once implemented — benefitting your clients and their caregivers.
If you’re interested but unsure where to start, HomeWell has Signature Programs available to help educate home care agencies and establish a more proactive approach for better client experiences. Contact us today for more information!