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Top 10 Reasons Caregivers Leave Home Care Agencies

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 8:03 PM

Median turnover rate for caregivers is 40% - 67% annually according to a recent study by Home Care Pulse.  Recruiting and keeping qualified workers is one of the greatest challenges to an agencies’ operations.  Knowing why caregivers leave and putting systems in place to manage employee expectations can go a long way in keeping them.

Top-10 Reasons Caregivers Leave

These are the top-10 reasons caregivers leave, according to insights from research firm Home Care Pulse. Aaron Marcum, CEO and founder of Home Care Pulse, highlighted the list during a presentation in September at the Home Care Association of America Annual Leadership Conference.

  1. Poor communication
  2. Hours and scheduling
  3. Pay and benefits
  4. Little or not training
  5. Lack of recognition
  6. Lack of expectations with first client
  7. Lack of client compatibility
  8. Rude office staff
  9. Lack of openness to ideas or feedback
  10. Commute or travel

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