HCAOA Webinar: Recruiting & Retaining Caregivers Challenges? Incentivize Caregivers to Refer Friends

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join us for this webinar to discuss the challenges of recruiting and retaining caregivers, as well as ways to incentivize caregivers to refer a family member, friend or acquaintance.

  • Speaker: Bob Roth, Cypress HomeCare Solutions
  • Date and Time: April 25 at 2:00pm EST
  • Description: Cypress HomeCare Solutions recently introduced a new recruiting model that has helped allow the agency to increase caregiver staff and improve retention numbers to the highest they have been in 25 years. At Cypress, caregivers who recruit new caregivers are rewarded financially for each hour the new hire works. If that new hire recruits additional caregivers, the original hire is rewarded financially for that person’s hours worked, too. Discover how Cypress implemented the program and funds it using money it had been allocating to placing job advertisements on Craigslist, Indeed, Glassdoor, and other websites. Learn how to make it fun for caregivers to refer a friend — and how to use technology to streamline the process.Senior care communities across the country are contracting with third-party companies to manage sign-in compliance and vendor credentialing for care providers who work in these settings. The practice of credentialing caregivers that come into assisted living and retirement homes may be inappropriately applied to caregivers employed by HCAOA member companies who are providing services to clients in these facilities. Home care providers consider this an unnecessary nuisance at the very least, but also could be costly and raises a serious concern if the process is interfering with a client’s access to quality home care services.