According to a new report by the California Employment Development Department the state “projects it will need 713,300 personal care aides in 2024, up from 525,200 in 2014 — a 36 percent growth rate.”
Similarly, along these lines, the California Department of Public Health recently issued “new Alzheimer’s guidelines to help primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants better diagnose and document the disease, explain it to patients and direct them to community-based programs and services,” as reported in the Sacramento Bee. These new guidelines also are expected to increase the need for personal care aides as individuals are diagnosed with this horrible disease.
At Caring Companions at Home, our in-home caregivers are impacted by these statistics and facts. We are working tirelessly to ensure that we have a team of quality and insured professionals available to meet the growing needs of California’s aging and ill population.
Further, nationwide the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates “an additional 1.1 million workers of this kind will be needed by 2024 — a 26 percent increase” in the last three years.
Here is how we are ensuring we address the increased need for in-home caregivers, while maintaining our standards of excellence:
- All caregivers/home care aides are employees and must be registered with the State of California.
- All our caregivers/home care aides are trained rigorously in varying areas of responsibility from in home safety to assistance with transportation of an older adult.
- Alzheimer's and Dementia trained, in conjunction with Alzheimer's Orange County. This training includes the stages of dementia, behavioral changes, communication skills and tips to handle activities of daily living.
- Screened and background checked through LiveScan with the FBI and a DOJ Clearance.
- E-Verify with the Department of Homeland Security.
- Covered by Workers' Compensation insurance.
- Covered by Professional Liability insurance.
- English speaking. Many are multilingual.
- Licensed drivers with verified auto insurance.
- Drug and TB tested.
Equally, our CEO/Founder Diane Mondini, is actively engaged in the industry. She works tirelessly with local state agencies and organizations like Alzheimer's Orange County, UCI Mind and Age Well Senior Services, to stay abreast of new treatment options, techniques, research, licensing, regulations and general information related to in-home care.
Diane and her entire team, being advocates in the community for several decades, further qualifies Caring Companions at Home to meet the increased demand for caregivers/home care aides facing the state and country.
For more information contact us at 949.574.0750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.