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Category: Staffing Shortages

Growing Challenges and Possible Solutions in Senior Care

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A growing elderly population combined with a shortage of home health aides will predictably pose quite a challenge for the future of senior care. Chronic illnesses are on the rise which will only exacerbate the problem further. In order to effectively care for our seniors, Direct Care Innovations agrees with many other healthcare agencies that […]

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5 Ways to Retain Direct Support Professionals

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Without direct care providers/direct support professionals, the agencies Direct Care Innovations supports wouldn’t exist. Therefore, neither would we. When DSPs succeed, grow and climb the ladder in the Intellectual/Developmental Disability (IDD) world, their agencies do, too. For this reason, we take the opportunity to review the DSP staffing deficit and identify ways to help our […]

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How Biden’s Budget Addresses HCBS Caregiver Concerns

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The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to national and global health policy and news. KFF recently hosted several focus groups consisting of both paid and nonpaid HCBS caregivers. HCBS caregiver concerns varied some; however, chief among the concerns was low wages. Can Biden’s American Jobs Plan help? In this post, Direct […]

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California Caregivers Get $500 Pandemic Bonus

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As care recipients suffer from home healthcare worker shortages across the country, local governments scramble to meet community needs. Lawmakers attempt to fund pay increases and self-directed care at the national level. For example, the Department of Homeland Security deployed the National Guard to four facilities in Wisconsin. In California, caregivers receive $500 state-funded bonuses. […]

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National Guard Provides IDD Services Due to Staffing Shortages

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Direct Care Innovations‘ readers understand our passion for those living with disabilities and those who serve them. We’ve addressed the need for more and better-paid home healthcare workers, and we provide tools for organizations to manage the business and comply with regulations. Concerning direct care staff, Wisconsin’s ongoing shortage is so critical that the National […]

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