Private Duty
The cost of providing in-home care services has increased, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Study, and the pandemic has played a role.
Getting involved with the village movement may be an untapped opportunity for private duty agencies.
With the price clients pay for homemaker and home health aide services going up, agencies should look for ways to stand out in the crowd and clearly communicate any price increases.
The national turnover rate for private duty caregivers in 2018 ballooned to 81.6% — by far the highest turnover rate in the 10 years Home Care Pulse of Rexburg, Idaho, has tracked this data.
After more than a year of legal back-and-forth, home care agencies in New York can rest easy in the longstanding practice of paying live-in caregivers in the state for 13 hours a day — excluding sleep and rest periods.
Ensure all employees are properly classified and paid appropriately based on that classification and proposed salary level changes. Doing so will ensure your agency is in compliance before finalization of a newly proposed rule raising the salary threshold for employee overtime exemption.
Don’t ignore the impact office employees have on client satisfaction and caregiver recruitment and retention. Doing so could cost your agency dearly.
The cost for providing care to private duty clients has once again increased, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Study.
Adding in-home sensor technology to the range of services your agency provides can help attract clients and increase revenue.
Removal of the companionship services exemption for personal care workers created an added challenge to home care agencies providing live-in care. In response, more agencies eliminated the service entirely as of February 2018 when compared to November 2015.


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