In the not-too-distant future, “the hospital” will turn into older adults’ living rooms. And non-medical home care providers will play a key role in that evolution away from brick-and-mortar facilities.
That’s according to Jeff Huber, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care, an Omaha, Nebraska-based home care franchise company with more than 1,200 independently owned and operated offices worldwide.
Huber recently sat down with Home Health Care News to share his thoughts on the future of in-home care, along with the workforce that’s needed to sustain its growth. During the conversation, the CEO also touched on the COVID-19 virus and the rollercoaster impact it has had on Home Instead Senior Care’s global business.
You can read the highlights from HHCN’s conversation with Huber below, edited for length and clarity.
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HHCN: We last connected with Home Instead in March. Can you recap some of your organization’s highlights and challenges since then?
Huber: I’m really impressed with how our franchise owners, teams and overall network have risen to the challenges of the moment. They’ve been able to continue to provide services and care to our clients while maintaining their health and safety.
Here at our global headquarters, we set up a personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution center. We work with vendors and partners to source PPE, then send supplies out in a week’s time to our franchise owners. We have a partner pharmacy called Simple Meds, and they have really helped out in terms of producing hand sanitizer for our network. What we see at the local level is great creativity, resilience and problem-solving.
Source: Homehealthcare News