Having a positive impact on patient health and well-being far outweighed compensation when it came to caregiver satisfaction, according to results released last week by home care software provider HHAexchange.
The survey of 1,400 home caregivers nationwide found 80 percent of caregivers said making a positive impact on their patients’ health and well-being was their biggest work motivator, followed by having a flexible schedule at 9 percent and wages and benefits at 6 percent.
One important tool caregivers cited in the survey was technology. They said having access to innovative technology, such as mobile apps that record patient observations, could help them deliver better outcomes to patients. Notably, 67% of caregivers polled said access to that kind of technology could induce them to spend more time with their patients.
Many providers agree that technology could be a way to mitigate staffing challenges and ease work burdens on staff. In a 2023 trends report released last month by HCAOA partner Axxess and professional services firm SimiTree, nearly half of the providers polled said technology that provides prescriptive analytics, remote patient monitoring, streamlined automation, and workflow solutions could improve patient outcomes.
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