How To Properly Price ContagionsLet’s discuss the importance of properly handling contagious conditions within home care agencies. We all became acutely aware of this issue during the COVID pandemic, but there are many other contagious events that can pose risks to our clients and care professionals. Today, I’ll discuss how HomeCareQuote has been instrumental in helping our agency plan, price, pay, and prepare for caring for individuals with contagious conditions.
Identifying Contagions and PricingIn our line of work, we encounter various contagious conditions, ranging from the flu to more severe infections like C. diff, norovirus, and meningitis. It’s crucial for our agency to be well-prepared and adequately priced for handling these situations. Historically, many agencies struggled to handle contagions and lacked upfront identification and a proper pricing strategy for such cases. Thankfully, with HomeCareQuote, we can identify contagions during the inquiry/intake and quoting process. If a contagion is selected, the platform automatically provides the appropriate contagion rate, along with the specific care rates required while the contagion is in effect. This way, we can accurately determine the compensation for care professionals providing care in contagious environments.
Compensating Care ProfessionalsSending a care professional into a contagious environment poses unique challenges and risks. These care professionals may need to limit their interactions with others to prevent spreading the contagion and themselves. To ensure they are fairly compensated for the increased risks and potential limitations, our agency factors in the contagion rate. This helps them offset any lost opportunities for additional work hours while the contagion is in effect. Furthermore, this extra compensation ensures that our care professional can focus entirely on providing quality care without worrying about financial setbacks. We value our dedicated care professionals and strive to create an environment where they feel appreciated and supported.
Inquiry and Intake ProcessWhen potential clients contact our agency, one of the crucial questions we ask is whether there is any contagion in effect in their home. By doing so, we can be proactive in assessing the risks and prepare our care professionals accordingly. The inquiry and intake process through HomeCareQuote helps us identify any contagion status immediately, allowing us to make informed decisions before sending a care professional into a potentially contagious environment.
ConclusionAt our home care agency, we understand the significance of handling contagious conditions properly. Thanks to implementing HomeCareQuote, in our standard operating procedures, we can confidently price and plan for caregiving during contagions, ensuring our clients receive the best care possible while safeguarding the well-being of our dedicated care professionals. If you’re a home care agency looking to improve your approach to contagions and pricing, I highly recommend considering HomeCareQuote. It has been an invaluable tool in our efforts to provide exceptional care while prioritizing the safety and compensation of our care professionals. Trust me; it’s just that easy to take your home care agency to the next level of preparedness and professionalism.
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