COVID-19 has left no part of our world untouched.
The impact of this pandemic has ranged from emotional to mental, and even physical for many of us. With fears stemming from losing a loved one or losing a job, individuals are learning how to adapt to challenges that have emerged in the wake of COVID-19. Physical distancing has prevented us from seeing people we love and care about, while some offices have been closed indefinitely, and everyday routines are being completely altered. Life simply looks different and there is a longing for some sense of normalcy to return. Yet for the foreseeable future, the only thing that appears certain is uncertainty.
The home care industry has faced a great number of changes over the past few months, and more changes are on the horizon. Leaders in our industry are predicting that the demand for home care will rise once the pandemic begins to subside, meaning that in the coming months we can expect a surging demand for caregivers. Medical experts on COVID-19 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 in hospital admissions. As patients outnumbered available beds, the staff was pushed to their limits, caring for the most acutely ill, leaving others without care or turning for home in fear of being exposed to COVID-19.
Most of us have come to accept that our world will not return to what we once accepted as “normal.” We all know things will be different, and the predictions of what exactly those differences will be are endless. And while toilet paper may indeed never be looked at the same, there are more significant changes to be realized in the coming months and years.
What is to come for the home care industry?
While the potential changes seem daunting, there is hope and opportunity in what’s to come. Our greatest strength is often birthed out of the most difficult circumstances, and those who weather the coming changes will most certainly be those committed to adapting and adjusting.
Our team took the time to research what leaders are predicting for our industry in the coming months with the intent to grant you some valuable insight into various opportunities predicted for the Home Care industry. We trust this will enhance your business foresight and inspire you to implement adaptations and strategies to maximize the opportunities currently on the horizon.
Here’s what we found…