Are you considering opening your own healthcare business but still need some reasons to start? A home healthcare franchise is an excellent opportunity for people who want to build a business that is rewarding both financially and emotionally. If you’ve already come up with a list of reasons to become an owner of an Interim franchise — but are given pause by the national nursing and caregiver shortage — we’ve got some good news for you.
The Trend and How Interim Is Helping to Buck It
You may have read about the healthcare industry’s current struggle to maintain a requisite staffing level of registered nurses and qualified caregivers throughout the sector. Chances are good you’ve already been personally affected by it or will be in the near future.
According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, before the pandemic hit, the industry had already been experiencing a moderate staffing deficit, with about 300,000 positions remaining unfilled. Since then, the shortage has only worsened, and exponentially so. In fact, it’s estimated that some 1.8 million nurses are now needed to meet healthcare’s current demand. And some estimates see a continued rise.
The reasons for this shortage are myriad and include a disparity in the workforce’s distribution, professional burnout, aging within the profession, and low pay. Despite these challenges, Interim HealthCare is not only retaining nurses and caregivers at a higher rate than national levels, but we’re also providing medical and caregiving staffing services to help fill the gap.
So, not only are we recession-resistant by the fact of being a business in the healthcare industry, the demand for our staffing service grows with the increasing demand for nursing and caregivers.
Be Part of the Solution by Becoming an Owner Partner with Interim
It goes without saying that one of the best reasons to start a home healthcare franchise is that the net benefit of your hard work includes both financial stability and the fulfillment that comes with helping people age with dignity. But until now, you may not have factored in the gratification you’ll enjoy by being part of the solution to this national crisis.
Our commitment to building a strong workforce has been years in the making and has never been more critical than right now. Interim is the innovator in hiring and retention initiatives that are truly making a difference. And our franchisees are what make this possible. Won’t you join us?
To find out more about Interim HealthCare’s commitment to building a strong workforce in healthcare, and how you can be a part of it, why not contact us today?