HomeCare.com CEO predicts rapid change ahead for home care industry

Caregivers are in the driver’s seat and will be for years to come. That’s the message from HomeCare.com CEO Todd Walrath.

“They want to work where they want, when they want and in the type of role they want at the highest price,” Walrath told McKnight’s Home Care Daily.

HomeCare.com is a six-year-old web-based company that connects caregivers to consumers looking for in-home care. A separate company launched in 2018, ShiftMed, connects home care and home healthcare workers to agencies and senior care facilities seeking staff.

HomeCare.com works with approximately 60,000 caregivers across the country who use the site to find full-time or gig work. Currently, the median wage for home care workers is less than $13 an hour, but Walrath said caregivers make between $18 and $20 an hour on HomeCare.Com because its overhead costs are lower than a mom-and-pop agency.

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