Caregiver churn is a common plight in the home care industry. Unfortunately, high employee turnover has skyrocketed over the past few years, according to a 2021 survey by AlayaCare.
Studies show that fun and laughter lower stress and make our jobs easier. Good humor has been shown to increase morale, increase productivity, help retain employees and foster feelings of inclusiveness.
How many business owners, when asked what they do, respond, “I’m a leader”? Probably very few because many of us don’t think consciously in those terms. But actually, it’s the most important role we play in our company, or at least it should be.
Did you know that it can cost well over $2,000 to replace a caregiver? To add to that, the caregiver turnover rate is incredibly high (>60%) in states all across the U.S. Luckily, the schedulers at your home care agency are more than capable of helping with caregiver retention.
Here are some tips that will help you when it comes to caregiver recruiting, and ensure that you're retaining the caregivers you hire.