HCAOA surveyed members about the impact of the workforce shortage and COVID vaccine mandates to gather first-hand data and illustrate how these issues uniquely affect the home care industry. Nearly 800 agencies completed the survey, or roughly 20% of HCAOA members. HCAOA is working with Home Care Pulse to do an in-depth analysis of the data, but at first glance, the survey shows that 94% of respondents have increased their wages in the past year to help with caregiver recruitment.
More than 63% of those who increased wages said they did so by more than $1 per hour. Yet, 56% of agencies say they have to turn away more than 10 cases per week because they don’t have enough caregivers.
Stay tuned for a more in-depth analysis of the data, as well as HCAOA’s plan to help members address this crisis.