Lancaster, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2019 -- MediQuest Staffing, Inc., a high quality, privately owned home care agency in Lancaster County, Pa., recently released information about the shortage of home caregivers that is developing into a crisis in the United States in 2019.
In a recent blog post, MediQuest discussed the increased demand for caregivers as the Baby Boomer generation continues to retire at a rapid pace. According to the post, approximately 87 percent of adults aged 65 or older reported that they did not want to move from their current home or community. At the same time, younger job seekers tend to be intimidated by training requirements for caregiver positions and shy away from choosing home healthcare as a career path, despite encouragement from industry insiders.
MediQuest stresses that unless something is done about the shortage of caregivers, the client costs for home care will continue to rise. That means people who need help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, and eating may not get the help that they so desperately need.
"While the situation is dire, it's not all bad news," says Kathleen Bailey, President of MediQuest Staffing, Inc. "Here at MediQuest and other homecare agencies, we're working to spread the word about how fulfilling a career in caregiving can be. We encourage people to seek out training to become a professional in this well-compensated field, and to reach out to Human Resources if they have any questions."
For more information on healthcare careers or for home care services, call (717) 560-5160 or fill out a contact form online at MediQuest's website.
About MediQuest Staffing, Inc.
MediQuest Staffing, Inc. provides experienced and licensed RNs, LPNs, and CNAs for clients throughout Lancaster County, Pa. Privately owned, MediQuest is led by a team of healthcare professionals who have been serving the needs of patients for over 16 years. Whether working with clients and their families one on one, or scheduling services for an area hospital, doctor's office, nursing home, or rehabilitation facility, MediQuest provides a personal touch unmatched by national healthcare franchises. To learn more, visit mediqueststaffing.net.
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