In today’s episode, we talk to Bob Roth, Managing Partner of Cypress HomeCare Solutions. Speaking from an extensive career in home care, Roth, who is also the radio show host of Health Future and writes the monthly column, “Aging Today,” discusses his work with Cypress HomeCare. He also goes on to explain how consumers in the home care field can benefit from using an employee-based agency as opposed to hiring a private caregiver, which may lead to more liability on the consumer. Roth also explained some of the pressing workforce issues in the home care field and some of the things that can help solve those issues.
In this episode we discuss:
- The personal experience that led Bob Roth to home care
- The benefits of an employee-based agency
- Workforce issues in home care
Below are some highlights from our conversation:
- [2:30] – Learn what personally made Bob Roth start Cypress HomeCare Solutions.
- [5:40] – What is an employee-based agency, and why is it so important?
- [6:50] – What are the risks of hiring a private caregiver?
- [14:30] – Learn more about the relationship between the caregiver and the person receiving care.
- [17:30] – Discover the benefits of the Honor Care Network.
- [24:19] – What are the issues surrounding the home care workforce right now?
After listening to this episode, I think that, like me, you’ll have a better understanding of what an employee-based agency is and how they can help you avoid the risks of a private caregiver. You will also learn about workforce concerns home care professionals like Bob Roth have and how those issues can be solved.
To learn more about how healthcare professionals like Bob Roth are advocating for patients to be able to receive care at home, even in the face of workforce problems, listen to my interview with Sara Wilson, president and CEO of Home Assist Health, Inc. In that episode, Wilson explains modernizing home and community-based services to improve care experiences and health outcomes and to reduce costs, as well as how she plans to reach up and coming home care professionals during a workforce labor shortage in the field.
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The Help Choose Home podcast series is a collaborative effort by Axxess, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), and corecubed to educate the public about the many benefits of the in-home care industry, which includes non‑medical home care, private duty nursing care, medical home health, hospice, and other in‑home health and wellness services.
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The Help Choose Home podcast series provides information and resources to help those with a care need learn more about healthcare at home. Podcasts are hosted by Merrily Orsini, Founder/Board Chair of corecubed, a marketing firm dedicated exclusively to helping aging care providers grow their business.