I couldn’t help but share this little gem I found. A brief video clip from Good Morning America about the changes in healthcare and its At-Home care policies.Although it is not the complete special, the panel of guests provide the viewer with a great deal of helpful information in the 3 minute clip.
In the accompanying article, the author writes.
“By 2020, the ranks of home health and personal care aides will have swelled by more than 1.3 million—a 70 percent increase from 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That compares with a growth rate of 14 percent for the U.S. job market at large.”
This is wonderful news! Not only will it ensure a surge in clientele, but the community is beginning to understand the importance, and variety in their senior care options.
Another quote I found to be particularly interesting is the one I have included below:
“Getting care at home, Tourian tells ABC News, can be less costly than getting it in a nursing home or other non-home venue. The average Synergy client pays $18,000 a year for 20 hours a week of care. The average annual cost per patient for a year’s stay in a nursing home, he says, is $70,000.”
What better way to avoid that awkward “We think you should move into a nursing home” discussion than with an alternate solution.
Read the whole article here: Boom Predicted in At-Home Care Industry