There are numerous challenges that aging men and women might face when it comes to home care support services. Not many people truly understand what they need or what level of services may be available, and finding the right caregivers or agencies, for some, is not easy to determine. The Internet offers an incredible bastion of information, but understanding the most effective ways to go about finding accurate information requires some level of experience, which not everyone possesses.
When a person requires direct medical care at home, they often look for a visiting nurse, commonly referred to as a home health care aide, or provider. All too often, though, if the challenges the senior is facing are considered ‘minor,’ they may forgo the visiting nurse because they just don’t know where to turn.
Swift Shift is an app that was recently developed with the aim of correcting this gap in care for men and women who wish to remain home.
The publication ‘AlleyWatch’ published a blog titled, Swift Shift Redefines Recruitment in Home Healthcare, in which Swift Switch founder and CEO Assaf Shalvi stated:
“Swift Shift is a mobile-first app and platform for connecting home healthcare providers with nurses and caregivers in real-time. With the US currently experiencing a significant nurse-shortage crisis – 1.6 million nurses are expected to exit the industry by 2020 – our technology is enabling home healthcare providers to recruit, engage, and retain their workforce. This also allows nurses and caregivers to take control of their work schedule, while building their careers from the palm of their hand. By ensuring nurses and caregivers have flexibility and control of their careers, Swift Shift is revitalizing the workforce and enabling home healthcare agencies to focus less on trying to fill their schedules, and focus more on giving patients the care they need.”
Being able to enter specific information into an app and be connected with several potential home health care providers, seniors and others who require this level of extra care at home may be able to finally receive that support with minimal effort on their part.
Home care agencies can utilize Swift Shift through its complementary app Boost. In the past, these agencies purchased licenses for the app, but now they will only be required to pay for recruits who work for them through the Boost app. Technology is changing the face of the home care sector and as more people rely on these services, apps and programs like Swift Shift will become a more integral part of the hiring process.