According to the California Department of Aging, “In California, the elderly population is expected to grow more than twice as fast as the total population.” This will leave us with a need for more Home Health professionals than ever.
Lifespan understands that it can be difficult to match up referrals with in-house clinician teams. So when marketers are out there doing their jobs well, some of the best agencies end up with a dilemma – do they turn down the referrals as they do not have enough therapists to staff them, do they go on a hiring spree and hope that this boom lasts, or maybe they choose to only open with your Start of Care nurses and hold off on therapy services? None of these options get the patients the services they need.
Situations such as these are where we come in. Lifespan hates the idea of parents and grandparents, the same individuals who made California what it is today, waiting at home for the care that they desperately need. Lifespan also understands that there are skilled clinicians working in SNFs, Outpatient facilities, or maybe even staying out of the work force while they focus on their family.
Our aim is to link up Home Health Agency up with Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Medical Social Workers, and Registered Dietitians who understand Home Health. We are a staffing company, but we are also run by a Physical Therapist who aims to provide a better product. He knows Home Health; he knows what both clinicians and agencies need to succeed.
So, with an expected 112% increase in our over 60 age group from 1990 to 2020 – what is your agency’s plan?