New Study: Shortages Force 89% of Agencies to Turn Away Care + Agencies May Overestimate Caregiver Fulfillment
Eighty-nine percent of providers have had to deny home care because of the workforce crisis. On average, small- and mid-sized providers refuse 510 care hours each month, according to a new study released last week by MissionCare Collective, the parent organization of myCNAjobs. The study also notes that a majority of home care agencies have seen problems surrounding recruitment and retention worsen in the past six months.
The study also finds that home care agencies may overestimate how engaged and fulfilled caregivers are with their work. Seventy-three percent of home care agencies reported that caregivers feel fulfilled, however according to another recent report on caregivers, home care workers are three times more likely to experience anxiety and depression than the average U.S. population, and 53% depend on public assistance due to financial stress.
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