Home health care is medical care provided within the patient’s home. Careers in home health care include physical therapy, occupational therapy, skilled nursing, medical social work, home health aide and office positions. Home health care allows clinicians to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families by improving their overall quality of life. It is a rewarding career that also offers flexibility, career advancement and the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest.
Home health care allows clinicians to provide high quality care within the comfort and convenience of the patients own home, rather than group accommodations like clinics or nursing homes. Working one-on-one with the patient allows clinicians to establish meaningful connections with patients, working to help each patient achieve the best quality of life. Providing complex care in the home setting can also reduce the burden on family members by avoiding institutionalization in a hospital or facility. Helping patients get back to living their normal lifestyles is rewarding work that leaves many people feeling deeply fulfilled from these daily interactions with patients.
Home health care roles offer the flexibility of setting your own schedule and work independently. Rather than caring for multiple patients during a 12-hour shift as one may in a hospital setting, home health care allows clinicians to provide individualized care in the home setting. Home health care agencies provide all the resources needed to provide high quality care at home to achieve the best outcomes for the patient.
The home health care industry has experienced great growth, and it has been even further expedited from the COVID-19 pandemic. This coupled with the increasing aging population with a preference of receiving care at home creates high demand for home health care services. The industry is projected to experience strong growth at an annualized rate of 4.7%, creating job security and career advancement opportunities for employees. Many home health agencies also offer competitive pay and benefits packages for its employees, depending on how many hours the employee works for the agency.
Opportunity for Specialization
Some home health agencies specialize in a particular area of expertise, such as orthopedic rehabilitation. Working in a home health environment allows a clinician to pursue an area of specialization that interests them and allows them to enhance their skillset within that area.
Watch this video to learn what the clinicians at GrandCare Health Services have to say about a career in home health care.
If you are looking to start a meaningful career in home health care, please contact us to learn more. GrandCare has opportunities across all areas of Southern California.