On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Extended Family Care attended a recruiting event at the CareerLink in Allentown. The event was attended by displaced, relocated and unemployed individuals who are currently out of work. Extended Family Care wants to help them re-engage in the workforce with an employment opportunity in home care services.
The Allentown Office Administrator, Carole Chiego, attended the event stating, “Sometimes hard times fall on good people. We do not want them to get discouraged and hope to share an excellent employment opportunity by sharing information and educating them about the growing demand for employees in home health care. We want them to realize there are rewarding careers available in our industry”, she said.
The Home Care / Home Health industry is currently exploding with job opportunities. One factor is the increasing need for Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides in the field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the occupation of home health aide is expected to grow by 41% from 2016-2026 which is much faster than the average for other occupations”.
This growth has been seen directly by Extended Family Care. Fueling this growth is the rise in the baby boomer population which has a direct effect on the home care industry. As people age, they often need assistance, either temporarily and permanently, to remain independent. People generally prefer to stay in the comfort and familiarity of their own home rather than moving to a facility. “We want to educate the workforce about this employment option and its forecasted growth”, Chiego stated. The CareerLink in Allentown gave them the opportunity to do just that last week.
For more information on employment opportunities in home care and home health care, please visit www.extendedfamilycare.com or call 610-432-6766.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Home Health Care Services in Allentown PA or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Extended Family Care of Allentown. Call today at (610) 200-6097.
Carole gained most of her formal managerial training by attending Pennsylvania State University in pursuit of her degree in Health Policy and Administration. She attributes her informal training to have been acquired on a more personal level. Carole understands first-hand what families may experience when allowing a home care provider access to their home while providing care to their loved one. She was a caregiver for two of her grandparents until their passing and believes in the importance of allowing family members the opportunity to remain in the comfort of home if they so desire. Carole is also the mother of a child with multiple medical conditions who requires nursing services in the home. It is because of her personal experiences that Carole understands first-hand how important it is to manage a quality, high-integrity home care agency in which clients and families can place their trust and be confident they are receiving the best care possible. Carole also believes in the importance of giving back to the community. Therefore, she volunteers and spear-heads fundraising activities for a variety of charitable and professional organizations, namely the Pennsylvania Home Care Association, Autism Speaks and Avengers Baseball, Inc.
Carole, a resident of Lehigh County, is married and has 2 children. In her free time, she is the “team mom” for her son’s tournament baseball team, enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and is an avid NY Giants, NY Yankees and Penn State football fan. Carol is a verified Google Author
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