April 29, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to change how we do business and how we go about our daily lives. However, as home care agency owners and executives, we recognize our services are more important now more than ever. With most senior living facilities slowing down admissions (unless medically necessary) and with more seniors at home alone without support, home care agencies have the opportunity to truly shine.
In order to provide exceptional care to the seniors in your community, you need to have a team of caregivers who are ready to provide that care. Unfortunately, stressed-out caregivers who are full of anxiety are more likely to become depressed or ill themselves.
You owe it to your team to care for them right now. Here’s how to do it.
Your caregivers are especially susceptible to caregiver burnout right now. Not only are they providing services to clients who are worried and isolated, but they are also living with uncertainty and worry regarding the never-ending scary news around them.
When you proactively care for your team, you will see the benefits almost immediately:
Typical retention efforts are just important during these uncertain times, but you should also be focused on meeting the needs of your caregivers in the midst of a pandemic. What they need now is not necessarily what they needed only six months ago.
Here are some best practices that you can start to implement today that will demonstrate you care for your team:
Right now, caring for your staff means showing up as much as you can. When a team member voices a challenge to you, meet that need as quickly as possible.
We are here to support you as you care for your team.
Take care of your team and yourself,
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