As more seniors choose home care over institutionalized care, the demand for home health care workers has steadily increased. Amy Huddleston, franchise owner of Home Instead Senior Care, hopes to hire 100 employees this year. “We’re the busiest we’ve ever been,” Huddleston remarked. “With the population getting older and with more people wanting to stay home, we need more caregivers.”
Agency administrators in charge of recruiting caregivers have a number of responsibilities. From screening potential applicants to checking references to conducting interviews, much effort is expended before the caregiver is even hired. With all the time and labor that goes into the hiring process, how can home care software help agency administrators streamline their efforts and better manage their caregiver pool? Here are 3 simple ways ClearCare’s home care system and home care software can make the hiring process more efficient.
- 1. Track the status of each applicant. ClearCare’s home care software includes an online application. As soon as a caregiver submits their application, agency administrators are immediately notified and the applicant’s information is securely transferred to your ClearCare system. Each applicant’s profile page includes a “Status” section which allows you to track where each caregiver is in the hiring process.
- 2. Monitor caregiver credentials and certifications. A dependable home care system, such as provided by ClearCare, keeps your entire agency’s information in one safe, convenient location. Once an applicant is hired, you can receive automatic alerts when important certifications are up for renewal. Utilizing web-based home care software like ClearCare gives you a secure way to store pertinent caregiver details, which will be accessible 24/7 from any computer or mobile device. Whether you’re in the middle of your commute or working from home – your home care software travels with you.
- 3. Manage business processes more efficiently. ClearCare’s home care system has been designed to expedite business processes for every aspect of your agency. Once these processes have been improved, your entire organization will run more smoothly – giving you more time to spend hiring and training your new caregivers. Utilizing ClearCare’s homecare system helps administrators better manage:
- Billing and payroll
- Client assessments
- Client/caregiver matching
Each of these intuitive features allows administrators to work more effectively, offer higher quality services, and increase profitability. In turn, it gives agencies the potential to hire more qualified caregivers and keep their existing workers satisfied.
Working with a reliable homecare system, such as ClearCare, helps administrators manage staff from hiring to scheduling to supervising. ClearCare’s homecare software also promotes enhanced communication, gives family members real-time updates regarding their loved one’s care, and eliminates ambiguity regarding daily activities. It’s easy to see why so many agencies are turning to ClearCare for their comprehensive care management solution.