Recruitment and Retention
The closures of schools and daycares across the nation forced some agencies to get creative and look into implementing childcare policies and modifying employee leave and work-from-home policies.
HealthLeaders Media, a sister organization to DecisionHealth talked with disaster response expert Regardt Ferreira, PhD, to get his perspective on the mental health impact on health care workers during the pandemic.
Some home care providers are facing issues with employees not coming to work due to COVID-19, even though patients continue to need care.
President Trump’s announcement that he would suspend immigration to the U.S. as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic sparked anger among businesses reliant on foreign workers.
Agencies should implement strategies to prevent burnout among staff in order to combat rising turnover rates within the industry. 
by: Hollis Howell
Sixteen states and at least 10 large cities have increased their minimum wages substantially in 2020, with a majority of them going into effect on January 1. 
Recruitment and retention continue to pose challenges in home health and the trend is expected to continue in 2020 and beyond. But strong, highly visible leadership and a culture of excellence can help agencies continue to recruit and retain quality workers.
Make obtaining staff buy-in a priority during the transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). Failure to do so could jeopardize employee engagement levels and open the door to increased turnover and reduced productivity.
An ounce of prevention can prevent a pound of trouble — and legal bills — when it comes to hiring and pre-employment testing practices.
With the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) set to go into effect on or after Jan. 1, 2020, agencies large and small are starting to consider how the new payment model is going to affect their utilization of therapy — and many are considering reductions.


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