PHOENIX and SAN FRANCISCO (April 9, 2019)—Cypress HomeCare Solutions, a homecare agency in Arizona, announced that it is joining the Honor Care Network. The Honor Care Network is comprised of local homecare agencies dedicated to improving the quality standards of homecare. The announcement comes as Cypress HomeCare Solutions celebrates its 25th anniversary of serving the Arizona market and as homecare agencies continue to realize the benefits of joining the Honor Care Network across the Western United States.
“Extending the Honor Care Network into Arizona has been a major goal for us this year and we’re excited to launch into this important market with such a strong agency partner,” said Nita Sommers, president of Honor Technology, Inc. “By partnering with Cypress HomeCare Solutions and other best in class agencies, we’re creating a national network of local homecare agencies committed to improving workforce retention and delivering transparent, quality care. Together, we’re solving the challenge of helping more elders thrive in our communities.”
Cypress HomeCare Solutions, one of Arizona’s oldest and independently owned in-home care agencies, provides specialized dementia care training, requiring comprehensive training for all its staff, professional caregivers, and families.
“For more than two decades, Cypress has held our position at the forefront of advancement and innovation in the homecare industry,” said Bob Roth, managing partner of Cypress HomeCare Solutions. “We joined the Honor Care Network because of our shared caregiver-first mentality and focus on making sure our caregivers have the skills and tools they need to deliver the highest standard in care. Becoming part of the Honor Care Network allows us to continue to provide the best possible work environment for our passionate care team.”
Arizona’s population is rapidly aging. Recent findings from the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Healthy Aging Plan show that between 2000 and 2020, the number of Arizona residents over 85 will increase by 102% and by 2050, the 85 and older population will quadruple its 2010 size. The graying of Arizona is creating unprecedented demand for more homecare services. National government statistics rank homecare as one of the fastest growing occupations with an additional million workers needed by 2026, an increase of 50% from only four years ago. PHI, a long-term care research and advocacy group, estimates that within the next 10 years there will be nearly 95,000 personal care aide job openings in Arizona. While services for in-home care for older adults is on the rise, recruiting and retaining quality caregivers continues to place a strain on home care agencies.
In joining the Honor Care Network, Cypress HomeCare Solutions will remain independent an business, but gain access to more caregivers, new technology and a complete support operations solution. Honor Technology, Inc. handles all caregiver recruiting, wage and hour, and industry compliance for Honor Care Network partners. The technology platform helps home care agencies attain increased visibility and deliver a standardized quality of care. By reducing the day-to-day back office challenges of running a home carebusiness, agencies can focus on growing their operation, supporting their clients and delivering the best care experience.
Since the launch of the Honor Care Network less than two years ago, Honor Care Network partners now provide non-medical home care services to older adults across Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.