Home Health Services Increase Share of Health Care Sector

Home health and medical care services continue to dramatically increase their share of the overall healthcare market. Health Care Hiring at www.healthcarehiring.com now offers job and industry search of over 33,000 home health agencies nationwide.
Sept. 25, 2009 - PRLog -- Seattle, WA.  In-home health and medical services, home health agencies and home healthcare services are playing an increasing role as an integral part of the healthcare system.  While costs of institutional care in hospitals and nursing homes continues to skyrocket, the far lower-cost alternative of home health services for the elderly, sick, and disabled continues to increase its share of the health care sector.  

Projections show that home health caregivers are one of the fastest growing jobs, and the job availability is expected to increase as Medicare cuts affect health care nationwide as the baby boomer generation requires more and more health services.  One recent study found that home health services following a hospital stay saved Medicare $1.71 billion in 2005-06, when used to treat patients with at least one chronic disease such as diabetes.

Recognizing this growing trend, Health Care Hiring has researched the home health industry in depth and now offers a free search of over 33,000 home health agencies in the U.S.  Jobseekers may search directly among many thousands of home care and caregiver jobs, and they may also search for contact information of agencies and homecare employers to seek a job close to home.  http://www.healthcarehiring.com/home-health-services/

Home care represents an opportunity for individuals and small business.  Home care aides typically require only minimal on-the-job training, and immigrants with limited English skills may seek employment as home health care providers.  The industry is fragmented, that is, the top 50 companies have less than 25% market share, so small and startup businesses have excellent opportunities in this field.

Hospice care is another important part of the picture.  Many home care agencies provide care to patients nearing the end of life, as well as respite services to families who are the primary caregivers for their loved ones.  Medicare and Medicaid are the biggest sources of funding for home care, and all insurers are focusing on home health due to the cost savings over hospitalization and long-term care facilities.  Health Care Hiring offers an industry-wide search of over 63,000 hospice services.  http://www.healthcarehiring.com/hospice-care/

Life care centers, also known as continuing care, long term care or skilled nursing facilities, form another important part of the overall health care picture.  They care for more seriously ill patients who require around-the-clock care that is difficult or impossible to provide in a home setting.  Health Care Hiring offers a search of over 26,000 life care centers.  http://www.healthcarehiring.com/life-care/

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