First Step HomeCare
The First & Only Name in Home Healthcare!
With more and more ‘baby boomers’ choosing to stay at home throughout their senior years, there is a far greater need to have home health aides available, so that they can have live out their lives the way they want to. These are strong human beings, to say the least. This demographic – being born during the post WWII era – have shown throughout the decades that they come from the strong, courageous, and ‘never give up’ mentality that their generation provided.
First Step HomeCare is one company – THE company, in fact – that has become the premier home health care agency built upon the fact that home health care should not be just a ‘job.’ First Step HomeCare knows about this strong generation and has prided themselves on the fact that they want nothing more than to give back to their seniors. They wish to provide the elderly with true friends who certainly own the skill and knowledge that is needed in their chosen profession, but also people who have the heart and soul necessary to really love their job and desire to become a ‘true friend’ to their client.
This is not only a time period that is boasting a larger amount of seniors who wish to live out their lives in their own homes, this is also a time period where the number of home health care jobs and franchises are growing larger every day. When we look toward 2012, there is a wealth of optimism that our economy and the job market will continue to improve. The National Employment Report that was recently released, actually showed private employers have added over two hundred thousand jobs in just the month of November. This and other reports have also commented on studies that the jobless rate should continue to drop to below nine percent by the end of 2012.
This is truly hopeful news for college students who will soon graduate and approach their futures. The National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook, 2012 survey, also gives them more hopeful material by showing that employers plan to hire almost ten percent more graduates from the Class of 2012 than they hired from 2011.
There are some very specific industries that are going to see monumental growth, per various reports. From biomedical engineers to computer software engineers to customer service representatives, looking for graduates who are fluent in multiple languages, there are industries that are just waiting for the Class of 2012 to be ready to go! What is the largest industry expecting the most growth? The medical and health care industry. From medical assistants to registered nurses for hospitals as well as doctor’s private offices, the medical industry needs more people! And in the lead are home health aides that will provide in-home care; a service that will continue to be important as the elderly population, with those ‘baby boomers,’ continues to grow. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the number of Americans sixty-five and older is projected to be almost ninety million by 2050, more than double its estimated 2010 population.
This particular industry is not only ripe for rapid growth, it’s also maturing and evolving in new directions that cater to a changing generation of seniors. These are people who are adamant about living in their own homes and on their own terms, but that comes at a price. They will need assistants and home health aides in order to live their lives the way they want to – and First Step HomeCare is THE company they want to turn to.
There are a great many families who report how difficult it is to find home health care for their aging parents, grandparents, or other family members. They want to find the best care available, but they also are trying desperately to find a ‘companion’ – a friend who actually cares more about them then their job. There are true challenges in finding the right provider, which is exactly how First Step HomeCare came into being. Patrick O’Hare, the founder and creator of First Step HomeCare, also experienced the difficulties of finding in-home care for a loved one. After that particular event, he not only wanted to create a company that offered dependable and reliable healthcare in a person’s home, but he also wanted to invent a system of being able to “match” a client with the best possible caregiver (companion) that they could have. Thus, First Step HomeCare was born.
A decade ago, the public had very different perceptions about what the home health care industry was all about. Today, these are people who perform duties from driving to administering drugs to light cleaning to, ultimately, companionship. It is no loner just about health care. This industry that was once based on getting the ‘task’ done has developed into a ‘caring’ model that focuses on a person’s quality of life, and franchising has become the established method of expansion in the industry.
First Step HomeCare has made a tremendously positive impact in the communities they serve. After the absolute huge success that First Step HomeCare had in San Antonio, they went on to open a second office in Dallas (Caring Companions), proving that the First Step idea of in-home private duty senior care was far more important than yet another ‘generic’ look at the senior population.
First Step HomeCare is also not just “in business.” They provide YOUR loved ones with the highest quality non-medical in-home senior care possible. With First Step HomeCare, people are able to live their lives with dignity and respect – in their own homes – and have one of the best caregivers in the industry by their side. The perfect caregiver is matched with the client, offering a life enhancing relationship.
So not only will 2012 be the age of expansion and franchisees who wish to open an First Step HomeCare in their own neighborhood, but it will also be a time when the job market for home health aides becomes huge – offering college graduates the perfect time to get the job they want with a company they truly love!
Until Next Time, Everybody.
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