Improve Home Care Employee Productivity and Retention With the Use of Technology

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Home care organizations simply cannot run without people. Without your employees hard work, dedication, and commitment to patients, it would be impossible difficult to run a successful home care or I/DD business. For provider agencies, both the office and field staff play a crucial role in ensuring patients are receiving excellent care. Your patients deserve the best quality of care, and that starts with the person providing services. There’s a saying, treat others how you want to be treated, and that goes for your employees too. After all, they’re the backbone of your business.

So, how can you show your appreciation and maintain their commitment? You can start by providing your office staff with home care management software that helps streamline their daily activities; including patient onboarding, authorization management, employee scheduling, Human resources management, billing, payroll, and cash application. Evaluate your current processes with key staff members and identify what is working and what could be done better. Try to automate as much as possible to eliminate the labor-intensive burdens and the chance for errors.  This not only benefits the employee, but it allows you to run an efficient and successful business.

The same concepts apply to your field staff. Every home care and I/DD agency leader wants to provide their employees with the tools that will make their jobs easier and more effective. Technology plays a significant role in monitoring the delivery of services, schedules, and how your employees are paid. Utilizing an electronic system for end-to-end automation can increase overall productivity. Utilizing one system is a game-changer. Everything is done in near real-time which allows your agency to get reimbursed more quickly.

A home care agency management software that integrates payroll management will allow your employees to easily view their paystubs and W2’s online as well as see the shift detail they are being paid for during each payroll period. The best ones also offer flexible payment options such as direct deposit, hard checks, and debit cards for your employees.

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