COVID-19 has left no part of our world untouched.
The impact of this virus ranges from emotional to mental to physical. With fears stemming from losing a loved one or not having a job, individuals are learning how to adapt to the challenges that have come with COVID-19. Physical restrictions have been put on seeing people we care about, offices have been closed for months, and routines completely altered. Life looks different and there is a longing for some sense of normal to return, but there is still a great deal of uncertainty when looking forward.
The home care industry has faced a great number of changes over the past few months, and more changes are going to come. Leaders in our industry are predicting that home care will see a rise in demand once the pandemic begins to lighten, meaning that in the coming months there is going to be surging demand for caregivers. COVID-19 professionals are predicting that many patients that would have traditionally been treated in a hospital will now seek care at home. COVID-19 resulted in a spike of patients being treated in hospitals. As patients flooded in with COVID-19 symptoms, hospital beds were outnumbered, and the staff was pushed to their limits in an attempt to treat and care for those who contracted the virus, leaving other patients without care and in fear of being exposed to COVID-19.
The reality that most have come to accept is that our world will not be returning to the normal we used to know. Things will be different, and the predictions of what exactly those differences will be are endless. Even toilet paper will never be looked at the same…but more significant changes from life pre-COVID-19 are going to be recognized within the next number of months and years.
What is to come for the Home Care Industry?
While this may seem daunting, there is hope for what’s to come. We are made stronger in times of difficulty. Learning to adapt and adjust to all that comes is how strength and resiliency are built for the long haul.
Our team took the time to research what leaders are predicting will be different for our industry in the coming months. Our hope is to give you insight into the good news that professionals are predicting for the Home Care industry so that changes and adaptations can be put into place now, preparing you for what is to come.
Here is what we found.