It is no secret amongst those in the elder care sector that the industry is growing. As Baby Boomers hit that magical age of 65 and begin to seek a more active, home-based aging experience, the demand for elder care services is rapidly expanding. So much so, in fact, that according to Caregiverlist.com, there has been a 40% growth in the number of elder care agencies since 2008.
With growth of the number of agencies providing in-home senior care, there has been parallel growth of the job market. Based on the availability of caregiver positions, including companion caregivers, live-in caregivers, certified home health aides and certified nurse’s aides, Caregiverlist.com recently released a list of the Top 10 U.S. Cities for Elder Care. According to their survey, the following cities offer the greatest opportunity for caregiver employment and presumably the greatest number of choices in elder care agencies for seniors seeking care:
3. San Diego
4. Los Angeles/Orange County
5. San Francisco
6. Washington, D.C.
Standing Out From the Crowd
In an ever-growing pool of home care agencies, it is imperative now – more than ever – to find ways to stand out from the crowd. One way to do this is through the use of a home care software or home care system, such as ClearCare. With the robust technology of a home care software, agency administrators can manage everything from clients to caregivers, accounting to referral sources – all in one home care system.
By using home care software or a home care system to efficiently manage your agency, not only will you be able to keep overhead costs as low as possible, you can also offer unique features that your competition simply can’t match with paper or a less user friendly home care system. For example, ClearCare home care software offers administrators the ability to grant family caregivers access to a unique “Family Room” where loved ones can see electronic care logs updated in real time, outstanding invoices, and other information that simply isn’t conveniently available from agency’s using paper care management techniques.
Regardless of whether your business is based in one of the top elder care markets, or your servicing rural clientele, providing your clients with stellar service managed with the help of home care software or a ClearCare’s home care system will help position you as a top choice in your local elder care market.